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A mar­ried cou­ple re­moved from a Ci­tilink flight on Mon­day, September 4, af­ter at­tempt­ing to bring eight items of lug­gage into the cabin and then as­sault­ing a flight at­ten­dant are un­likely to face charges over the in­ci­dent.

The cou­ple, iden­ti­fied as RS and NS, were in­formed there were in vi­o­la­tion of flight reg­u­la­tions dur­ing board­ing of a Ci­tilink flight from Kualanamu Air­port in Medan to Soekarno-Hatta Air­port in Jakarta af­ter flight at­ten­dants noted their eight items of lug­gage – well over the max­i­mum al­lowance..

“He (RS) sat at the very front – the first row – with his spouse. At the time he was car­ry­ing so many items – there were eight carry- ons,” Ci­tilink Vice Pres­i­dent Benny S Bu­tarbu­tar said Tues­day, September 5, as re­ported by Detik.

Ci­tilink says a flight at­ten­dant asked the cou­ple to check their lug­gage and dur­ing the heated ex­change one of the pair shoved the at­ten­dant. The flight cap­tain re­moved the cou­ple who were im­me­di­ately re­funded the ticket price.

The com­mo­tion caused a one-hour de­lay.

“(That many carry- ons) shouldn’t have been al­lowed to pass through. The last line for check­ing (carry- ons) is on board the flight. The air crew did as they were sup­posed to. The flight cap­tain also did as he was sup­posed to,” Bu­tarbu­tar said, prais­ing the staff.

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