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A Florida flight had to return to the airport after a passenger faked an illness to get a better seat, police say
FLORIDA-- A woman was taken off a plane and into custody after she faked an illness in an attempt to get a better seat on her flight, according to police. An American Eagle flight from Pensacola to Miami returned to the airport around 6:26 a.m. Friday, within an hour of takeoff, because a passenger was in need of medical assistance, according to a statement from American Airlines, the US carrier's parent company.