When questioned over her unauthorized use of the lavatory on Spirit Airlines, a passenger asserted her majesty over flight attendants and passengers, declaring she was queen.
The Queen Of Spirit Airlines
The plane had landed in Sacramento and the woman stood up to use the lavatory before the aircraft had fully taxied to the gate. Flight attendants did not even stop her, but one did try to get past her in the aisle to disarm her exit door. The following conversation (warning: language) ensued:
This went on two minutes too long.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 11, 2020
As the flight attendant tried to slide by, the passenger became upset. She demanded the flight attendant not push her.
The flight attendant, perhaps afraid to confront the woman, simply said, “Oh, excuse me,” and tried to slide by again. In doing so, she brushed the passenger’s backpack. The passenger angrily responded:
“Did you see what she did? She put her hands at me. She wants me to go to jail, y’all. See how she’s antagonizing me?”
Looking to her fellow passengers for support, she complains that the flight attendant was “getting aggressive.”
But instead of receiving support, a White passenger reprimanded the Black passenger. The Black passenger responded by calling the passenger “White Privilege” and turning her ire to her:
“What do I got to listen to? Are you my boss? You’re White privilege, you are not my boss. Sit down! You are White privilege, sit down! You wait for me to get to my bathroom. Have respect for me.”
Turning back to the (White) flight attendant, she pulled down her mask and said:
“You have a mask on, you’re in the government, too, you’re confined, and you don’t have White privilege anymore. I’m a Queen from California!”
Another passenger told her to use the passenger and she responded with a reprimand not to rush her.
Here’s a video of her being escorted off the flight (to laughter and applause):
And this is the end… pic.twitter.com/TnOASFr7qB
— Eddy de Santi (@eddydesanti) September 11, 2020
I have no idea what was bothering the lady, but the irony of “privilege” on display is breathtaking. Thankfully, she did not put up a fuss when police escorted her off. I post this story not to ridicule the woman, though her antics were funny, but to commend the Spirit Airlines flight attendant for remaining so calm. That took some self-control!