Here's your "airline overreacting and assuming a dumb passenger is a terrorist" story of the week.
The FBI questioned a passenger who admitted she struck the matches in an attempt to conceal body odor, Lowrance said. The woman lives near Dallas and has a medical condition.
The flight took off again, but the woman was not allowed back on the plane.
"American has banned her for a long time," Lowrance said.
Someday soon, someday when Americans least expect, an imam will fart on a plane. Are we ready to weather that storm?
Brian Doherty's profile of "suspected terrorist" John Gilmore and his civily disobedient approach to airline travel is up here.