Getting through security, paying all necessary fees and actually getting on an airline flight can be complicated and time-consuming. However, for some people, getting kicked off is a much quicker — if stranger — process. Here's a list of some strange reasons people have been kicked off an airline flight.

Too emotional

Two sisters were kicked off a plane on Aug. 3 for being too emotional. The two sisters were flying to visit their father, who had just suffered a heart attack.

While on the plane, one sister began crying and asked for a glass of wine. The flight attendant, seeing her red eyes, said, "I think you've had enough," even though the woman had not had a drink on that flight.

Both women were both removed from the Southwest Airlines flight to Dallas.

-Daily Mail

No Panties

Jet Blue was sued because a former fashion model was kicked off a plane for "no panties." She claims that a male supervisor accused her of not wearing panties and then forced her off the plane, so he could inspect her undergarments. She was wearing shorts.

Baggy Pants

A 20-year-old college football player, Deshon Marman, was arrested in June on US Airways Flight 488 because his pants sagged too low. Apparently, his underwear covered his private areas, but his pants were below his shorts.

It was more Marman's behavior that caused his arrest than his sagging pants, according to news reports, as he repeatedly ignored the instructions from crewmembers.

-ABC News


At a New York airport, a man was removed from a flight because he ignored orders to take his seat while he was praying.

The man said he meant no offense, but he could not sit down until the prayer was finished, as he could not cut his religious ritual short.


In 2010, “Mallrats” director Kevin Smith was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight because of his weight.

Smith was deemed a "safety risk" by the plane’s captain.


Passengers began to complain of the odor coming from one man on a recent Air Canada Jazz flight. The man was asked to leave.

"As an airline, the safety and comfort of our passengers and crew are our top priorities," Air Canada Jazz spokeswoman Manon Stuart said.

-ABC News

Feeding the baby

A flight attendant tried to hand a woman a blanket while she was breastfeeding her baby. The woman refused, saying it was her legal right to breastfeed.

Moments later the family was asked to leave the flight.


Wrong Photo

A Miami photographer was kicked off a US Airways flight because she photographed the nametag of a rude employee.

The employee told her to delete the photo, so the photographer did, but that wasn't enough. Moments later she was escorted from the flight.

The Exception

US Airways allowed a man to fly while wearing a purple bikini bottom, thigh-high stockings and platform shoes. Apparently passengers complained before the flight, but they were ignored.