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I-Banker Kicked Off Plane Because Of "Disruptive Behavior"

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No occupying this plane: A New York-based banking executive was not allowed to travel on a LAX-Sydney flight due to bad behavior on May 22. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, there were two incidents which apparently pissed off Qantas flight crew members. Alan James, a director at Macquarie, had flown from JFK to LAX. Apparently a flight attendant told him to turn off his cell phone while the plane was taxiing from JFK Airport.

The second incident "involved a conversation with one of Qantas’s airport staff at LA International Airport, at which point he was refused travel on another Qantas plane to Sydney." Qantas isn't offering any more details, only saying: "A male passenger was denied travel on Qantas flight 108 from Los Angeles to Sydney on May 22 after behaving disruptively and refusing to follow crew instructions."

Dare we imagine that James was playing "Words with Friends"? At any rate, the FBI did not press charges and James was allowed to take a flight to Sydney 24 hours later.