A bunch of swarthy-skinned bearded men, complete with headscarf-wrapped women and their children boards an aircraft at Reagan National Airport in order to fly to Florida. One of the ‘hoodies’ made a remark about aircraft security or something of that nature, and the next thing they know they’re kicked off the plane and removed from the flight. The AirTran pilot determined that they were a possible risk, and acted accordingly! Good on him!
But just imagine if a similar happening took place at a British airport!
In our case, they would probably be upgraded to First Class, refunded the costs of the tickets, and given grovelling apologies from all Airline and Security staff concerned!