A New Hampshire woman says she was removed from a JetBlue flight after tweeting about the flight's delays, which included a pilot having to take a sobriety test, according to ABC affiliate WMUR-TV.
Lisa Carter-Carter-Knight, who is from England, was waiting to board a Boston-bound plane in Philadelphia on Tuesday when the flight was being delayed in response to another customers comments about the pilot, ABC reported.
The other passenger accused the pilot of being intoxicated, and as a precaution JetBlue conducted a sobriety test on him before taking flight, according to ABC. The pilot was eventually cleared and the JetBlue flight took off without Carter-Knight.
Carter-Knight made posts to Twitter about the pilot accusing passengers of questioning his sobriety and also posted pictures of the plane, ABC reported.
"Major debacle on flight 760 in Philly- pilot accuses passengers of accusing him of being intoxicated," one of Carter-Knight's Tweets said.
According to Carter-Knight, the passengers were asked to leave the plane while the sobriety test was done. Then, when the other passengers were let back on the plane, Carter-Knight said she was denied boarding because of her posts on social media.
"I wasn't the i ndividual who made the accusation. I was a passenger who overheard an individual make an off-color remark in which the pilot took offense to and went through some guidelines," Carter-Knight said. "I was tweeting about an experience like we all do. You're in a bad restaurant, you're on a long flight, you tweet to your friends and your family."
In response to denying Carter-Knight passage, JetBlue said if it feels a customer isn't complying with safety instructions, exhibits objectionable behavior or causes conflict at the gate the customer will be asked to deplane or will be denied boarding, according to ABC.
Carter-Carter-Knight, who said JetBlue claimed that she was being "unruly," got a refund and continued her journey with another airline, ABC reported.