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Why do Nine News and Yahoo even feature this?

Jun 7, 2013
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I don't hold a candle for JQ, but this is a typical 'non story' appearing on the laughingly named 'Yahoo News' website, copied from Nine News.

If this family were (super) abusive on board, there's every reason to not allow them to travel.

One could surmise they may well have been intoxicated.

Note that someone else disputed these passengers' version of events.

I dislike it when people immediately scream 'racism' (although in this case they appear to be complaining they were 'kicked off' due to their religion, which is different to 'racism.')

Hopefully obtaining another flight will cost each of them a fair amount.


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Sep 17, 2012
Considering they hadnt even left the tarmac when this started, Im not surprised the pilot stopped the bus and said get out.

Terrible way to end their trip for the bride & groom (not saying they/their family wasnt responsible for the outcome but still terrible for them). Im guessing A Current Affair will give them a couple of K for their interview.
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Mar 3, 2019
Travel Season (otherwise known as ‘Winter’ to the weary staff) is coming. Right about now thousands are booking Xmas and NY escapes by typing in Jetstar on Google. They need dem clickbait articles to get Googlified up the SEO ranks.
Jun 7, 2013
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No different to articles such as this
Really easy to generate clicks isn’t it...
Wearing a (part) tracksuit. How demure, I think not.

Exhibitionist, and News Ltd then gives her free publicity. Good on the JQ staff.

An article about nothing. I had to read it to see to what mannej was referring, but it's a waste of space.

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