VIDEO: Al D’Amato, Former U.S. Senator, Escorted Off JetBlue Flight For Making Commotion



Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato of New York was escorted off a plane for making a commotion after a 6½-hour delay.

The incident occurred Monday night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

A witness told the New York Post that passengers were already cranky when the JetBlue crew asked people who’d paid for extra legroom to switch seats because of weight and balance issues.

The 79-year-old Republican ex-senator was in a regular seat and led a chant, “Make them move.”

Video shows D’Amato saying, “They’re throwing me off the plane because I complained about what they were doing.”

D’Amato’s spokesman says he was sleep-deprived after visiting an ailing friend.

JetBlue says passengers can be removed if there’s a situation that could escalate.

D’Amato represented New York from 1981 to 1999.



  1. Hopefully, under Trump, anyone who starts a broigas on a commercial flight will be put on a no-fly list indefinitely and not just dragged off the plane. Flying today has become stressful enough without these inflated egos of political has-beens making life even more difficult for the flight-crews. Next time he can drive or take a goat-cart.