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Aftermath: American Airlines’ Response To Pilot Who Threatened To “Dump” Passengers Off In Kansas

by SharonKurheg

A couple of days ago we posted a video about an airline passenger who was having a meltdown, complete with yelling and sobbing, because he had apparently just found out he was an airline’s no-fly list (at least that’s how the video was presented, and, based on his expletive-laced monologue in the video, that’s what it seemed to be).

As part of that post, we included another video, dated January 8th, that showed an American Airlines plane that was ready for take-off from Washington D.C. to Phoenix, when the pilot threatened to drop people off in Kansas if they didn’t behave appropriately.

“This is the way it’s gonna be. Um, it’s a four-and-a-half-hour flight out to Phoenix. We’ll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off — I don’t care,” the pilot can be heard saying. “That’s… We will do that if that’s what it takes. So behave, please.”

As seen below, Mindy Robinson, who describes herself on Twitter as, “Conservative Activist, Political Commentator, and Host of Red White and F You: Unapologetically Patriotic” suggested that the pilot made the announcement as a response to several self-described “patriots” on the plane who were chanting, “USA! USA! USA!”

However, American Airlines told The Daily Mail the pilot made that announcement because some of the passengers were refusing to wear proper face masks, which is a requirement on all American Airline flights:

“At American, we take the safety of our customers seriously and we value the trust they place in our team to care for them throughout their journey.

“Prior to departure from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), the pilot onboard flight 1242 made an announcement emphasizing the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies.”

So there ya go; it was to get anti-maskers to wear their masks. And if it got chanting “patriots” to stop chanting, hey, even better, right?

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Scotty January 12, 2021 - 11:00 pm

my comment is that I dont believe American Airlines – and not sure why anyone ever would.

Barbara Winter January 14, 2021 - 3:48 pm

I think it is kind of like a stop sign. If you don’t stop you can get a ticket. If the rule is to wear a proper face covering and you don’t, there are consequences!!!

Becca January 15, 2021 - 3:17 pm

Hey, it got their attention! Beats being hit up against the side of the head with a stick! Rules are rules. If you don’t want to be treated like a spoiled child, don’t act like one.


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