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Billie Joe ejected from flight over trouser dispute

By | Published on Monday 5 September 2011

Green Day

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong was removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in California last week for refusing to pull his trousers up higher. Armstrong tweeted about the incident last Thursday, telling fans “Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!”

A TV exec on the same flight later blogged about the incident, reporting that the rocker was asked to leave after a flight attendant suggested he “hike up his pants” and he responded “don’t you have better things to do than worry about that?” Unfortunately for Billie it seems there were no greater worries.

That said, the flight attendant’s bosses thought otherwise, later apologising for the incident. According to Reuters a spokesman for the airline told reporters: “As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologise for this customer’s experience. He elected to take the next flight”. Perhaps he’d bought a belt in duty free.



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