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Student Kicked Off Flight for Coughing

A 16 year old high school student who was on a class trip from Hawaii was kicked off a Continental Airlines flight from Newark to Hawaii because she was coughing.  I wish there was more to it than that, but it actually appears that the student has some sort of coughing spell, and the pilot had her removed from the plane.  I’m guessing that staff at Continental were a bit on edge after the weird virus scare a flight from Hong Kong earlier in the week.  The student, who was travelling with a group of 40 students, was left behind in New York with a teacher.  At least they didn’t leave the 16 year old alone.  Continental says they will handle the matter internally.

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  1. That’s it — I’m throwing some cough drops in my suitcase. Just in case. I wouldn’t want to provoke an onlinetravelreview incident. :

  2. Don’t blame me, I didn’t kick her off the plane :)