Woman Escorted Off Airplane Because She Thought She Smelled Alcohol on the Breath of the Captain

A woman based in the Los Angeles area was boarding a Delta Air Lines flight in Atlanta recently when she thought she detected alcohol on the breath of the captain of the aircraft for her flight after having a brief conversation with him. She claims that she was not the only passenger who noticed this.

Before she knew it, she was escorted off of the aircraft, given meal and hotel vouchers, and asked to take a different flight to Los Angeles the next morning after the captain had reportedly tested negative for alcohol consumption.

Does the fact that a Passenger Kicked Off Flight for Accusing Pilot of Drinking mean that it is a sound policy for an airline to follow? FlyerTalk members debate this issue, which eventually becomes a discussion pertaining to law…