Kansas City here she comes

Well it sounds like something from the Onion, but the Standard is a real paper. A flight from LA to NY had to make an unscheduled landing in Kansas City in order to boot off a passenger who wouldn’t stop singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You.”

Well, yeah. Five hours of that? That would be baaaaaaaaaaaad.

The domestic service from Los Angeles to New York was diverted to Kansas City so marshals could remove the woman from the plane because she kept singing the song repeatedly.

The singing began shortly after the flight took off, but around halfway through it became too much for fellow passengers and staff to bear.

The woman was filmed being escorted from the plane, in handcuffs, still belting out the 1992 number one hit.

It would be too much to bear, definitely.


  1. Trebuchet says

    Nitpick: That should be “Dolly Parton’s ‘I will always love you'”. Whitney was just a cover. The cover that built Dollywood.

  2. Foxcanine says

    Ironically this would be pretty humorous. I mean sure, anyone who would sing any song nonstop in a crowded place( or even just singing nonstop in general) would become very annoying very quickly, but it makes for one bizarre story to tell in hindsight. I wonder why she did it?

  3. Pieter B, FCD says

    Actually, Dollywood predates the Whitney Houston cover by six years.

    As to why, Flodnak’s Explanation: “If asked to speculate on the origin of the practice, I’d bet that vodka was involved.”

  4. Kevin Kehres says

    When I was in the news business, we’d let this kind of incident report slide by without mention. Out of respect for a person who is obviously having at least a very bad day and at worst a psychotic break.

    We’ve lost all sense of compassion in this country. All of it.

  5. anbheal says

    At least it wasn’t EW&F’s Reasons. Then they might have needed to call the coroner, rather than the air marshals.

  6. UnknownEric the Apostate says

    “I Will Always Love You” for five hours straight? Sounds like pop/adult contemporary radio circa my senior year in high school.

    Actually, they probably would’ve snuck Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road” in there for at least an hour of that time.


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