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American Airlines Kicks Famous TYT' Host From Flight For Recording

• http://wearechange.org, by Danny F. Quest

American Airlines kicked a well-known reporter off a flight after he complained about it being delayed while live streaming inside a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Saturday.

Cenk Uygur, who hosts the liberal-leaning Young Turks online news show, was told the "captain didn't feel comfortable" with him getting on the flight.

He was escorted away by a police officer, whom he said apologized to him for having to remove him.

But it was only after he posted his initial video to YouTube where it went viral that he was informed by American Airlines that he had been removed from the flight for video recording.

Turns out, American Airlines introduced a policy in December 2014 forbidding passengers from video recording its employees on planes and inside terminals, including ticket counters, which obviously includes an customer service interactions.

The policy came in place after several instances on other airlines where passengers uploaded videos of interactions with rude employees, sparking national embarrassment for the airline.

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