The following is an excerpt from the CNN News of August 28 about an autistic boy moving around in an airplane. Can "until he's seated" mean "until he was seated?" 

“That’s when a flight attendant came over and told us the flight couldn’t take off <until he’s seated>.”    “I told her the boy has autism, we’re trying, give us a minute.”  The flight attendant walked away, while Gabriel was still trying to keep the boy on his seat. She came back with two other flight attendants who asked the mother how they could be of help.

 

 

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Yes, Fujibei, it should be "until he was seated." The text mixes direct and indirect speech. After that clause, which being in the present clashes with "the flight couldn't take off," we find something similar after "I told her..." It should be something like: I told her the boy had autism and we were trying so I needed her to give us a minute.

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