This was not me..but I kida wish it was...Im sure some lawyer will say it violated this person constatutional rights to free speach ect...the Airline should just write the checks now... Of course it happened in California. Passenger taken off flight for drunk pilot joke July 9, 2002 Posted: 9:24 PM EDT (0124 GMT) SAN FRANCISCO, California (Reuters) -- An air passenger who jokingly questioned whether the plane's pilots were sober was removed from an Americas West flight on Monday, one week after two of the airline's pilots were arrested in Miami on charges of operating an aircraft while drunk. America West spokeswoman Patty Nowack said on Tuesday the passenger was removed from the Tucson-bound plane and later placed aboard another flight. "Safety is no joking matter. It is taken very seriously. we try to make the best decisions for all passengers based on what the situation is at hand," Nowack said. San Francisco International Airport spokesman Ron Wilson said the incident occurred shortly after boarding when the woman asked flight attendants if they had "checked the crew for sobriety." Wilson said the decision to remove the passenger was left to the airline. Nowack said the crew decided to take the woman off the aircraft after determining that her remarks constituted a potential security problem. "While this passenger may have been joking it is difficult to determine if someone is joking or serious. We take any comment regarding safety seriously," she said.