Joan Rivers bumped off flight in Costa Rica when Continental gate agent finds passport suspicious
Can we talk?
Rivers, 76, was deemed a danger to national security and booted from a Newark-bound flight in Costa Rica on Sunday by a jittery Continental Airlines gate agent who found the two names on her passport fishy.
I wonder if the slight humming sound caused by Ms. Rivers' skin being so tight from all her cosmetic surgeries raised suspicion as well?
Rivers' tale of woe put a famous face on travel's new reality - one that leaves many feeling like common criminals.
"If I were going to make up an alias, I wouldn't pick Rosenberg. I'd pick Jolie or Pitt," said Rivers, back home Monday in New York with her sense of humor intact. "Do terrorists wear Manolo Blahniks? I can tell you Donna Karan does not make anything that hides a bomb," she said.
"I tried the tears; they didn't work. I tried reasoning. I couldn't bribe because I didn't have any money," she said. "I said 'I'm going to have a heart attack over this,' so the woman called the paramedics."
She said a porter, Eldon Ramos, took pity and found a friend to drive her 6-1/2 hours to the main airport in Costa Rica's capital of San Jose for a flight leaving Monday morning.
I'm glad she got home OK, but...oy.
I've posted about Joan Rivers before.