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New York, Australia, and Flight: Don't fly me, It has been reported that an employee for Ansett Australia (Airlines), who happened to have the last name of Gay, got on a plane recently using the company's 'Free Flight' offer for staff. However, when Mr Gay tried to take his seat, he found it being occupied by a fare paying passenger. So, not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat. Unknown to Mr Gay another Ansett flight at the airport experienced mechanical problems. The passengers of this flight were being re-routed to various other airplanes A few were put on Mr Gay's flight and anyone who was holding a free ticket was being 'bumped. Ansett officials, armed with a list of these freebee' ticket holders boarded the plane, as is the practise, to remove them in favour of fare paying passengers. Of course, our Mr Gay was not sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember. So when the Ticket Agent approached the seat where Mr Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a startled customer "Are you gay?" The man, shyly nodded that he was, at which point she demanded: "Then you have to get off the plane." Mr Gay, overhearing what the Agent had said, tried to clear up the situation: "You've got the wrong man. I'm Gay!" This caused an angry third passenger to yell "Hell! I'm gay too! They can't kick us all off! Confusion reined as more and more passengers began yelling that Ansett had no right to remove gays from their flights. New York Times The Plane Had a Hard Time Flying Straight After That
New York, Australia, and Flight: Don't fly me,
 It has been reported that an
 employee for Ansett Australia
 (Airlines), who happened to have the last name of Gay, got
 on a plane recently using the company's 'Free Flight' offer
 for staff. However, when Mr Gay tried to take his seat, he
 found it being occupied by a fare paying passenger.
 So, not to make a fuss, he simply chose another seat. Unknown to Mr Gay
 another Ansett flight at the airport experienced mechanical problems. The
 passengers of this flight were being re-routed to various other airplanes
 A few were put on Mr Gay's flight and anyone who was holding a free
 ticket was being 'bumped. Ansett officials, armed with a list of these
 freebee' ticket holders boarded the plane, as is the practise, to remove
 them in favour of fare paying passengers. Of course, our Mr Gay was not
 sitting in his assigned seat as you may remember. So when the Ticket Agent
 approached the seat where Mr Gay was supposed to be sitting, she asked a
 startled customer "Are you gay?" The man, shyly nodded that he was, at
 which point she demanded: "Then you have to get off the plane."
 Mr Gay, overhearing what the Agent had said, tried to clear up the
 situation: "You've got the wrong man. I'm Gay!" This caused an angry
 third passenger to yell "Hell! I'm gay too! They can't kick us all off!
 Confusion reined as more and more passengers began yelling that Ansett
 had no right to remove gays from their flights. New York Times
The Plane Had a Hard Time Flying Straight After That

The Plane Had a Hard Time Flying Straight After That