An altercation that unfolded on a July 21 American Airlines flight from Miami to Los Angeles is going viral. A woman was traveling with her significant other (it’s not clear if it was her boyfriend, husband, or what). Apparently the issue arose because the woman thought that the man was looking at other women.
This caused the woman to go absolutely nuts on him (if you’re going to watch the video, note that there’s a lot of bad language). The crew then confronts her and says she needs to be removed from the plane.
In the meantime the guy is running off the plane and saying he’s being assaulted, at which point the woman slams a laptop over his head and hits him.
As you’d expect, both passengers were removed from the plane. One of the flight attendants was caught in the crossfire and an EMT checked on her, and they had to find a replacement flight attendant for her.
The flight ended up being delayed by about two hours.
I guess we should be grateful that this happened on the ground and not in the air, because this lady went totally off the rails, and this could have become a much worse issue at altitude.
A couple more notes from the video description:
At the end of the day, I don’t have all the details on what prompted the situation or how they treat one another in private, so I can only discuss what I saw and am not in a place to judge. She made many malicious and racist comments about the man’s upbringing, background and heritage — most of which wasn’t recorded — so it was hard to watch (especially knowing there were so many children on board). There is absolutely no excuse for physical abuse.
Another note: the woman does not say she “consumed” a child, but that she “consoled” a child. This is in reference to the fact that, before the altercation, she consoled a baby (not her own) on the flight who was crying.
Here’s the video, and once again let me note that there’s quite a bit of offensive language, so watch at your own risk:
While airline crews are sometimes known to overreact to situations and threaten to have people arrested, in this case I hope the lady spends some time in jail. I always try to understand both sides, but acting this way is simply inexcusable regardless of what prompted it.