An eyewitness report claims a man seated in first class on a Delta Air Lines flight to Seattle went berserk, with actions that included attempting to open one of the aircraft doors, attacking a flight attendant, and also attacking a snack basket…
Delta First Class Passenger Goes Berserk, Attacking Flight Attendant…And Snack Basket
A passenger who claimed to have been on the flight, Delta Flight DL316 from Atlanta (ATL) to Seattle (SEA) on Friday, September 8, 2023, shared on reddit that the man seated in seat 2B in first class went “crazy” and “attacked the snack basket” before trying to open the aircraft door.
Just happened on my flight. The good news is that everyone in first class stood up to help stop the guy. He hit a flight attendant. He was restrained in tuff cuffs. I was unable to tell if he was drunk or it was a mental issue. Plane was not diverted. Hopefully someone else who has better story telling ability was also in FC and can tell what happened better. Craziest thing that ever happened on a flight I was on.
The passenger later clarified that the snack basket was sitting on the galley and had no idea why the man appeared to “attack” it.
Perhaps there were no pistachios left?
Matt James, who is a former college football player who took part in “The Bachelor” Season 25 (side note: 25 years of that tripe…?!), posted a video of the man on Instagram, claiming he was “trying to fight everyone” and “Had to be held down until we landed.” James jumped out of his seat in Delta’s Comfort Plus cabin and offered his assistance.
He was arrested in Seattle. Thus far, we do not know his identity or what may have prompted the incident (alcohol or something else).
While sad that incidents like these continue to occur with regular frequency, it is commendable that other passengers jumped up and so quickly were willing and able to render assistance. Attacking a snack basket is a new one for me…
(H/T: Off The Beaten Points)