We enjoyed a bit of a lull in mask-related onboard incidents in September, but they seem to be returning and this particular incident on a United Airlines flight is absolutely vile.
Man Violently Threatens United Flight Attendant And Other Passengers After Being Told To End Phone Call, Keep Mask On
I must warn you: the language is very coarse in the TikTok videos below, but just like my own incident, I think it is important to put the incident into proper context.
The incident takes places on a United Airlines flight to California operated by a 787 Dreamliner. According to Alexander Clark, who uploaded the video, a man was apparently told four times to end his telephone call and put on his mask before he exploded when asked for a fifth time. He did not like being told what to do:
“The f*** you talking to me like that for, bro?”
“Take me off! I don’t give a f***! I don’t even want to go to Cali!”
He then promises the flight attendant he will find out his name, date of birth, and address before the flight lands, adding, “I will know your social security number before I get off this plane! On my daughter!” (he was talking to his daughter on the phone)
He stands up, get in the face of a flight attendant, then threatens to break the neck of the flight attendant and the peacemaker trying to stand between them. He then threatens to hurt Clark, who was recording the incident on his phone. It isn’t clear who the other two men were, one of whom seemed to be traveling with him.
United Airlines chose not to comment on this story, but I’m not sure any comment was necessary – this was simply a horrific, indefensible incident and there really is no spin to put on this.
Think about the how frightened the flight attendant must have been to have this lunatic in his face. Think about the safety of other passengers onboard. It’s all so bad.
A maniac went ballistic on a United flight after being told to put on his mask and end his phone call. He’s now in a for a rude awakening and can expect a huge fine for his poor behavior onboard. I think this incident could early have turned out much more violent and in this case, the cameras probably tempered his response. What a world…