Women Kicked Off AirTran Flight Blame Ornery Flight Attendant

12/06/2011 12:18 pm ET

Three New York-bound women were kicked off their AirTran flight Monday, and they say a disagreeable flight attendant is to blame.

Marilyn Miller, Carol Gray and Karyn Schorr were already buckled into their seats at Palm Beach International Airport when things started unraveling, reports local NBC affiliate WPTV. The women say a male flight attendant was mishandling their baggage in the overhead compartments.

"I said, 'Hey, I have breakables in that,'" Miller told the station. But, she claims she was ignored.

Gray also tried to voice a concern about a broken seat to the attendant.

"He looked at me and said, 'I'm not talking to you,' and poked me in the arm," Gray said.

The attendant responded by threatening to throw both off the plane. According to the women, two sheriff's deputies and airline staffers came to remove them. At that time Schorr spoke up, saying the two women did nothing.

The attendant ordered her to be thrown off too.

"Stewards have all the power when you're on an airplane, I get that," Schorr said. "But, this is a man who is not balanced."

The women were not charged with a crime.

According to the Associated Press, the women were booked on new flights and compensated as "a gesture of goodwill for their inconvenience."

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