I took the weekend off and am now catching up on stories that I missed. One story that caught my attention was a brutal fight that took place in the baggage claim area of Philadelphia International Airport (PHL). As passengers engaged in what appears to be a racially charged brawl, American Airlines agents simply stood back and filmed.
A Nasty Fight In PHL Baggage Claim
The incident took place in the baggage claim belt of American Airlines flight 2333 from Miami to Philadelphia. We have video of the fight, but lack important context.
Piecing together the narrative on Twitter, it appears a black woman bumped a white couple on the walk to the baggage claim area, a white woman said something back to her about her hair (not clear if it included a racial slur, but it seemed to involve foul language) then walked away. They met again in the baggage claim area and the black woman got in the face of the white woman, the white woman pushed her away, and then a group of black women attacked the white couple, including kicking them as the white couple remained balled up on the ground.
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Since there are so many unknowns about how all this transpired, it is probably best not to make judgements about who was at fault, except to that everyone is fault who chooses violence when they can walk away. Such violence, both verbal and physical, is disgusting, especially the kicking of the guy as he curls up on the ground on top of his woman, trying to protect her after trying to break up the fight moments before.
It’s interesting that around 30 seconds into the video it appears that three AA baggage employees come out and instead of calling the police or trying to break up the fight (though I can hardly blame for them not endangering themselves), just start filming. Maybe they called airport police before they started. But where are they? No security in the baggage claim area?
We saw a nasty incident at the gate prior to a Sprit Airlines flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Philadelphia and now this on American Airline from Miami to Philadelphia. Perhaps the takeaway is that maybe it is the destination, not the airline, that matters most in terms of passenger behavior.
But something is deeply wrong with America and this latest video is just another exhibit of evidence.
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Care to elaborate more on this comment:
“Perhaps the takeaway is that maybe it is the destination, not the airline, that matters most in terms of passenger behavior.”
I hope this was intended to be an attempt at humor on your part and not a slur against Philadelphia?
I lived in Philadelphia for three years and hated it…
That’s not a “slur”…
PHL is a nasty place simmering with distrust and corruption. Sorry but true.. fact check! I too am worried about America’s future with this sort of behavior acceptable. Racial slurs are unacceptable as well. Everyone stop the divide! Travel is supposed to enlightening not threatening.
And more over- Philadelphia never liked you. Soft and fake, LA fits you perfectly.
You can have it…
Even people from Philly joke about ‘don’t F with Philly’. Remember Hitchbot? Traveled over over the world but couldn’t get through Philly.
It isn’t a slur to say there’s not much “brotherly love”.
Lets be real Stan, I lived in philly and this type of stuff happens all the time ..
As a resident of Philly, Matt is right. I’m glad someone said pointed out how the city is going downhill
Not what happened
.the blacks were drunk and kicked off the plane and two factions of passengers attacked each other…nice try at blaming white people but the blacks acted like drunken animals in a zoo
First of all if you wat bc the video, the male told them to get some more hair and then called them the n-word and he repeatedly said it multiple times so sir get yo facts straight before u speak on it.
white people have a tendency to say whatever the f*** they think they want to say and think they can get away with it but that time is over with white b**** does not have privilege
Slurs against Philadelpia are OK. I know…I’ve been there. (sarcasm)
There’s another video of an altercation on the concourse prior to the brawl in baggage claim. Apparently it all started on the plane.
Too bad this type of behavior isn’t universally denounced and punished. Until then, unfortunately, we will continue to see fighting, looting and rioting which certain politicians celebrate instead of condemn. We are doomed as a nation when this is the norm and no one cares. Sad!
That white girl popped that black girl in the face when she approached the white boy who was talking shit and clearly shouted a racial slur at her telling her to “go get some more hair”. They deserved that ass whooping, make sure you get the whole story and not try to twist it in favor of white people like this country tries so desperately to do.
No, they did not deserve the whipping. Let the black girls walk away from the obvious trailer trash that these two were. Why do they need to fight? Don’t give the crackers that satisfaction…
I am french. Not u.s. . Sorry. But what you said is just disgusting! How can you possibly accept violence and rioting? How dare you not condemn what is in face of your eyes…? The white girl Saïd something wrong? Maybe. The white man was just protecting his wife. That’s clearly just enough for me. What i saw in this vidéo IS a racist attack. Racism is on both sides. And on these case, it was black racism ! Not acceptable. Not bearable.
Ummmm….. the white guy told them to get some more hair and said the n-word multiple times, the black women did nothing wrong but give them that beating they deserved.
Ummmm….. the white guy told them to get some more hair and said the n-word multiple times, the black women did nothing wrong but give them that beating they deserved and the white lady did the same thing
Something is indeed deeply wrong with the United States. There is so much anger and tension — everywhere. Despite Mexico and Colombia having the narco violence, I feel calmer and less tense in Mexico City or Bogota than, say, Atlanta or New York. The U.S. is increasingly a very unpleasant place to live and travel. I’m privileged enough to have a second EU passport, but I feel for those who are stuck here — is anyone surprised by the rising nihilism and despair?
So you didn’t see when the white woman back hand popped the black woman in the face? If you didn’t that’s what got that couple plumbed by a group of women.
Yeah dude you only looked at the video with biased eyes!!!!
Where was that back hand pop?
Here is some context that is missing in the video you posted.
If you go to the 13 second mark on the video below (sorry no YouTube link), you can see the “victim” hit one of the other ladies in the face first, at which point the brawl starts.
is it perhaps a world of stupid or what? Who could blame this pack of beasts attacking the couple! No one taught you how to argue? to have self-control? in other words, are we going to see the USA full of disabled people because spoiled children attack people for differences? a 1 to 1 fight is understandable, but this was lynching!
I think it is a shame that a group of people attack 1 person. This continues to happen because there simply is no penalty. If the man had treated the attacking women as he would have if they were men then he would be arrested and on every network as a racist, so he is in a lose lose situation.
Lol. Thank you america for the amusement. You guys are clearly on nother level of civilization.
I’ve noticed that these low-lifes have one thing in common, regardless of ethnicity: all have enormous buttocks. Perhaps this should be the subject of a scientific study , to determine possible correlation. Maybe it’s the excess sugar causing the rage.
That would explain why Donald Trump is so mad all the time
This is why I never check luggage.
What the what is wrong with people?
Wth did you even watch the video? The white chick got into on the moving walkway her and the boyfriend was talking shit. She started making geastures for them to kiss her ass the black chicks walked away. At baggage claim they bumped the bf bag he yells go get you some real hair he starts talking shit the girlfriend hit a woman in the face straight backhanded the late so they got they ass whooped. Co combative fight period that couple started it.
So they got what they deserved?
We have no context before the video started. Apparently the trouble began on the airplane.
Perhaps next time you should watch the entire video before writing an article about it. Biased columns with half truths contribute to America’s problems and support division. Be responsible and do better.
I did watch the entire video presented to me. If you have more video or insight, please do share it.
And you, Brandy ? Have you got and Seen the entire vidéo? No ? So, what’s your point? The fact is anger and violence is Never a solution. I don’t see violence from this couple. That’s what i Saw. But I Saw a LOT of violence from all of thoose black périple. Two facing….how much exactly? 6? 8? 10? More? What a fair “défense”…..
I literally laughed out loud at your conclusion. Typical day in Philly!
I disagree entirely with your post how can you say your evidence is unclear. Though clearly be biased towards the Caucasian couple in the video. Clearly more happened then what you stated happened, the Caucasian women was slapping her butt and it sounded like someone was touched inappropriately ore accused of inappropriate touching. Then later the African American woman was addressing the Caucasian male after he made a comment about her hair.(this I saw from another angle posted on IG nopauseTV ) she may have walked towards the woman but was not addressing her , the Caucasian woman slapped the African American woman and that’s when she fought back though from this clip that entire part of the incident is cut out and you can tell the video was doctored to make the Caucasian couple look like victims. When in other angles it was clearly the Caucasian woman who was the instigator. Though I will commend the man in the situation for protecting his significant other to he best of his ability and taking most of the blows. Moral of the story keep your hands to yourself or the only thing you’ll be entitled to is instant karma.
“Moral of the story keep your hands to yourself.”
This we agree on.
This is not completely correct. If you watch the entire video the white guy yells to the black woman “get some hair b****” as she’s walking away. she then turned around, the n-word restaurant, the white woman hits her square in the face, and then the fight starts. This article needs to be updated with the real details. The full video is on the internet.
Exaclty, they need to tell the whole truth and not some of it.
Yep. Words are one thing. But the white woman punched the black woman in the face. Throw the first punch, expect to get punched.
Does it matter what race they are? The fact that a group, a big group of females jumped one female is wrong. Idc what either of them said to each other. The way that group acted Luke wild animals was disgusting. Violence is never the answer and these females should be embarrassed for behaving like animals. There is no excuse for what happened. None.