In yet another story showcasing disgustingly poor behavior onboard a commercial flight, an unmasked woman got into the face of a Delta flight attendant then decked her. According to one eyewitness, the assault of a Delta flight attendant wasn’t even over masks. Rather, it was because the flight attendant had the audacity to tell the woman’s boyfriend to fasten his seat belt.
A Seat Belt – Mask Incident On Delta Leads To Flight Attendant Assault
The incident occurred onboard Delta flight 1997 on Monday, October 19, 2020 from Miami to Atlanta onboard a Boeing 767-300. A troublesome pair of travelers caused the trouble, according to witnesses onboard. He refused to wear a seat belt and she refused to put on her mask.
Oh, the poor flight attendant.
Here’s what happened on our @delta flight from #Miami to #Atlanta tonight after a passenger refused to wear a mask as per policy and then gets into altercation with flight attendant. Video via @kingcoreythefirst on IG pic.twitter.com/TBBYq1VCBb
— Suzanne Kianpour (@KianpourWorld) October 20, 2020
Here’s another angle:
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The Instagram user added:
“Ughhhh this literally happens right in my face. All I want to do is get home at this point! How you mad cause your boyfriend caused the WHOLE flight to be turned around & delayed cause he don’t want to put his seat belt on? And they been asking y’all to get off the flight for the past hour.”
I watch a video like that and it does make me angry. How can anyone be so stupid? How can anyone be so disrespectful? The flight attendant had a perfect right to push her away when she got right up into her face, especially without a mask on. Her subsequent punch is simply intolerable.
I hope the woman is charged with assault and battery and faces a harsh sentence and a huge restitution bill.
There is nothing more important than the safety of our people and customers. That’s why two customers who did not comply with crew safety instructions were asked to deplane Flight 1997.
We do not tolerate violence of any kind and this situation is currently under investigation. We apologize to customers for the flight delay this caused.
BBC reporter Katty Kay, also onboard, linked the incident to the upcoming election:
— Katty Kay (@KattyKay_) October 20, 2020
Sadly Katty, things aren’t so much better at home.
Sometimes I ask myself why I continue to cover these stories…story after story after story. Each week there is a new incident. But the answer is simple: shaming is a necessary step in combatting poor social behavior.
And there may be more to this story too. Apparently, the woman “fell” on the jet bridge after she was escorted off the plane. Paramedics treated her, further delaying the flight.
As always, play the mask game or stay off the plane. The seat belt issue leaves me shaking my head even further. If this was indeed over seat belts and masks, I can only shake my head in sorrow.
Stay tuned: there’s another mask incident I’ll be covering later today that will also make your head spin.
Folks, we all need a breath.
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