In yet another uncomfortable airline incident, a passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight got “voted” off the plane by her fellow travelers after a verbal altercation broke out before the aircraft even took off. That incident, which occurred last week on a flight bound for Atlanta, was captured in a number of TikTok videos that have since gone viral. In the videos, a verbal altercation breaks out between a couple, another passenger, and a flight attendant. The plane had not yet taken off and was on the ground at Trenton Mercer Airport in New Jersey.
The fight allegedly started because the couple in the video was arguing with the flight attendant over a seat on the plane. Then another passenger got involved and started antagonizing the couple for no clear reason. The couple was then escorted off of the plane by a crew member, with the woman saying, “The fact that you are requesting us to get off is ridiculous. He literally has not done anything wrong.” Regardless, they had to leave, and the woman yelled at the annoying passenger a few rows back, saying, “We have been asking you to mind your own business this whole plane ride.” She then added, “She needs to get off the plane if anything.”
The other passengers apparently agreed, as that sparked a vote in which the annoying woman who had antagonized the couple was voted off the plane by her fellow passengers. The Mirror, a UK paper, described the incident, saying:
In videos from the scene that subsequently circulated on social media, the ground crew is seen escorting one of the women and a man, who was apparently her partner, off the plane.
Then, a fellow traveller is shown calling for the other passengers to vote on whether the second woman involved in the argument should also be removed from the flight.
“If you can hear me, raise your hand if you want her removed from the flight,” he says.
A number of nearby passengers are seen in TikTok videos raising their hands in agreement, and the second woman was also escorted off the plane.
Here are the three videos, which have already garnered over 16 million views:
The Mirror added that this incident comes amidst a rash of unruly airline incidents, with people seemingly unable to behave themselves on planes and follow basic rules of decency and civility while in public. In its words:
In 2022, there were 2,455 reports of unruly passengers to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Out of these reports, 831 investigations were initiated where authorities looked into the incidents to determine if any further action was needed.
We used to be a proper country, as the meme goes, where people conducted themselves like ladies and gentlemen in public. In fact, people even used to wear suits while traveling on an airplane! Now, sweatpants and yoga pants-clad passengers ignore every basic rule of being reasonable in public and instead scream at each other on airplanes.
Featured image credit: screengrab from the embedded video
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