Another day, another fight at Miami International Airport. Welcome to the next chapter of our Miami Airport Flight Club Tales. This time, passengers did not even wait to get past security in order to start fighting.
Miami Fight Club, Round 3: Fight Breaks Out At American Airlines Check-In Desk
The incident took place at the American Airlines check-in counter. It isn’t clear what started the brawl, but viral video shows a pair of young men locked in mortal combat, taking the fight at one point even behind the (deserted) check-in counter.
The companion of one of the men tries to break up the fight and seems to succeed, though after about 25 seconds the two men just give up, put up their hands, and walk away. The video cuts off, but could it be that we missed a beautiful gesture of peacemaking?
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) June 4, 2021
It’s a rough time to fly: airport concessions remain closed, onboard service remains cut, and planes are full once again. Prices have recently spiked and even if you are flying up front, amenities remains at a minimum. And of course the mask mandate. With that subtext, it is no wonder we are seeing such an increase in the number of disturbances at airports and onboard.
And this fight isn’t nearly as bad as the last one I covered at MIA.
In all seriousness, this is a difficult time to fly. Stay safe out there and the best way to make peace is to put your pride aside and run the opposite direction if you encounter an angry or aggressive passenger. I know, easier said than done. But who wins in a fight like this? No one…
(H/T: View From The Wing)