According to Qatar Airways, I was offloaded (kicked off of) my flight "due to misbehavior, unruly, verbally abusive and not following crew instruction."
This really hurts my feelings because I feel that it is quite a stretch to say that I did any of these things. I did not 'misbehave' in any way. I got on the plane, put my bags away, and sat down, putting my seat belt on. Moreover, I did not use 'verbally abusive language.' As an English teacher of 11 years with a master's degree from an ivy-league university in the UK, I can tell the difference between abusive language and simply speaking directly. As for being 'unruly,' I cannot begin to imagine what that refers to. As I said before, I followed all of the normal protocol when boarding a plane, and I certainly did not ever refuse to listen to any of the flight staff or the TSA officer who told me to get off the flight.
Rules of carriage clearly state that an airline can remove a passenger even if they feel that the customer makes them feel 'uncomfortable.' This seems very vague to me. At any rate, I did not use profanity, did not use violence, did not become unruly in any way shape or form, and did not do anything that would have otherwise caused the flight crew, captain, or passengers to feel uncomfortable.
The reader should consider that although it was the captain of the flight who ultimately made the decision to remove me from the flight, I believe that the flight crew augmented and embellished my speech and actions because I honestly did not do anything wrong. I would testify in court (if it were financially viable or possible to sue the airline) everything I am saying in this review. I would hold my hand on any holy book in the world and testify to the same. I feel really offended that Qatar Airways' flight staff would not only cost me $1,500 in extra travel expenses for my missed flight, but also deeply insult me as a professional teacher. It was very embarrassing to have to get off the plane, and in 11 years of traveling around the world, I have never been asked to get off a flight.
My advice is to avoid flying on Qatar Airways. There are other airlines that fly out of Boston Logan going to Thailand. I ended up flying on Emirates (see my review), and it was a great flight with friendly staff, unlike Qatar Airways' staff.
I hope this review is helpful, and please be safe, my fellow travelers. I wish you the best on your travels! Have fun!
MA TESOL University of Nottingham 2016
English teacher of 11 years
traveler of 11 years