A viral video of a woman losing her mind after her boyfriend breaks up with her on an American Airlines flight is a tragic story in itself, but leaves me wondering breaking up on an airplane is smart or stupid.
Man Dumps Girlfriend On American Airlines Flight, Leading To Meltdown and Removal
There’s a pandemic-era video floating around social media of a woman having a meltdown on an airplane. According to the video description, the meltdown occurred after her boyfriend dumped her…after boarding an American Airlines flight.
The poor woman, and I really think we do have to feel bad for her, does not take the news well. IN fact, she screams, curses, and screams some more.
Here’s a video of the incident, which is NSFW because of her f-bomb:
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Breaking Up On An Airplane: Smart Or Stupid?
As Jeremy from C Boarding Group notes, “There’s an art and science to the breakup.” I look back on my life and grimace…I’m sure you have your breakup stories as well. While texting and then blocking or ghosting may be the preferred course of action of the younger generations, my first reaction was that breaking up on an airplane is smart if you’re dealing with an unpredictable partner.
Think about it: if your partner gets angry, curses, throw things, or even gets physical, isn’t a plane a perfect place to break up? It’s more personal than a text but the reality of being confined in a metal tube with hundreds of strangers may act as a controlling force that prevents the sort of reaction that is feared (and perhaps the reaction that underlies the break-up itself).
On the other hand, airplanes do something to people…as we cover often on Live And Let’s Fly. Throw in the added anxiety of being confined in a metal tube (and God forbid alcohol or drugs) and what might be a messy situation could escalate into a much worse one.
Plus, even if the breakup goes all right onboard and even if you change seats so you do not have to sit next to your ex, there’s still a chance for revenge when you land.
Still, I’m on team break-up in the air.
A video has gone viral of a woman unable to handle her boyfriend breaking up with her on an American Airlines flight. It’s a tragic video, but I still think breaking up on airplane is not a bad idea if it has to happen.
Do you think it is appropriate to dissolve a relationship on a flight?
Judging by this video I can see why the dude dumped her on a plane. This wacko would’ve likely torched his house or tried to kill the dude without witnesses. Someone on the plane should’ve shoved a few masks in her mouth to shut her up then zip tied this psycho to the seat though.
It’s not tragic. You know what would’ve helped on that flight? A nice dog she could pet and calm down instead of throwing a temper tantrum like a toddler.
Eh, the last thing we need is more pseudo service animals on planes. When I was working in in primary care and mental health pre-COVID, we had so many requests for MDs to write letters to airlines for animal approval. “Can you write a letter to American to approve my pet Tarantula as a service animal?” No.
Men, don’t do this. Have some consideration for fellow passengers. It would have accomplished the same thing if he did it right after landing while still at the airport/parking garage without affecting others (as much).
I concur. When I travel I strive to be an example of civility and cordiality. I don’t want to expose others to my personal woes in a confined space.
That being said, it’s advised in these cases to break up at a restaurant, preferable with a shirt you won’t mind food or drink being thrown at. Plenty of witnesses. In my own case, I recall breaking up with a woman I had discovered had Manic-Depressive disorder, on medication, a chain smoker (when she got angry), and a MEAN drunk (when she got angry). I broke up with her by phone and then turned off my phone, sent everything to voice mail, and hid my car. And then… the nasty drunken messages threatening to slash my tires and kill my cat came in. I waited until she sobered up, read her The Riot Act, and all was ok after that.
Careful. There might be some blockhead dummkopf that will take Matthew’s advice seriously. Never light a fire in a confined space. Please.
Who the heck screams like this during a breakup?? Guess he isn’t joining the mile high club.
Maybe he wanted to and showed her what to expect, and she was screaming because there was so much less than she expected?
So there is a team for a-holes like this guy? Not surprised the author would want to join.
I’m sorry you’ve been dumped. It will get better.
But to be clear, I have no intention of joining.
“Still, I’m on team break-up in the air.”
So you must not read what you write. Smart choice.
No dear, I don’t intend to dump my wife.
But wait Matthew, what about your friend back in Jordan, LOL?
He has a waiting list in the States who are priority on standby.
People with borderline personality disorder scream like this. Posting such breakdowns on the internet is dehumanizing, cruel and exploitative.
And we all LOVE it!
If you can’t laugh at others less fortunate than yourself, who is there to laugh at?
I was told by a wise man many years the best fun always comes at the expense of others.
And let’s face it, the entire travel blog industry is based on discussions of topics that show we are better off than the average Ham & Egger.
Precisely. The boyfriend has zero class.
People with BPD are the first ones to throw fake accusations when something does not turn how they wished. Guy was smart to have plenty of witnesses for her erratic behaviour.
AA-still Going for Great
Doesn’t this video kind of argue for why it is a bad idea to break-up on a plane?
Imagine if it had been done in private. Now he has witnesses in case she got physical.
Could have waited until the airport to have witnesses.
I don’t feel sorry for her. She’s insane. Dumping her was probably one of the smartest decisions of his life.
He could have done it while theybwere still at the gate. That way she gets forced off the flight for being disruptive…nobody has to hear that all flight, everyone, including the ex-bf is safe, and he automatically gets her moved away from him….win-win
Looks like this happened a long time ago. Judging from the upholstery, the overhead light/FA buttons, and apparent 2-3 configuration, this happened on a mad dog “Super 80”, which stopped flying for AA pre-pandemic.
Do we actually know any deets about the circumstances? I can only assume that American Airlines at Miami
Was either the to or from on this clusterfuck.
I was wondering the routing, too.
This is an old video. This is from a Mad Dog (MD-80) which hasn’t flown for AA in years.
I didn’t say it was new, but I’ve not previously seen it or written about it.
I steer clear of women with their hair in a bun. Dangerous.
Why is this video going viral in 2023 if this was filmed before 2020? I can tell this is pre-2020 because AA retired their MD80s in 2019, and an MD80 cabin was in this video
All these “erudite” comments as if I didn’t realize it was an old video. I never said it was recent. But it has gone viral in the last week and I found it worth covering, which is why I covered it.