Business Class Passenger Arrested for Giving a Blanket to Son in Economy

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I guess this passenger should be grateful they weren’t dragged off the plane, like when the United Airlines Passenger Dragged Off Plane Due To Oversell, but one Copa Airlines business class passenger flying from Panama City to Lima, Peru earlier this summer was arrested and escorted off the plane for attempting to give her son, seated in economy a business class blanket.

Per the Telegraph,

A mother has claimed she and her family were marched off a flight and arrested after she tried to give a complimentary business class blanket to her son in economy.

Sara Celeste Farfan Garcia made the accusation against Panamanian airline Copa Airlines after a flight from Panama City to Lima, Peru, in June.

Garcia, who claimed she was a member of the airline’s loyalty scheme, said she was booked into business class, where customers are given free blankets, but her son, along with other relatives, was sat in economy. When she went to pass a blanket to her child, Garcia said she was confronted by a flight attendant who prevented her from doing so, before “verbally assaulting and pushing her”

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  1. Yeah, I’m not buying the woman’s story. You don’t get arrested for trying to pass a blanket back to someone in economy.

  2. watch the videos, i’ve seen 2 on line. if she was actually arrested, law enforcement comes on board and they ask her and others in her family to leave the plan with their luggage.

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