World American Airlines crew member scolds passengers for making Charlotte-bound flight a 'living hell'
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Unruly passengers continue to cause turbulence on
A flight attendant on board an American Airlines flight headed to Charlotte wasscolding passengers who verbally abused crew members for being told to put on a face mask as the flight was being diverted to Raleigh because of weather.
The video showed a male passenger calling out obscenities to the flight attendant he called a "fat gorilla" as Brent Underwood, a North Carolina man recording the video, calls out the inappropriate behavior, the
"There was absolutely no excuse for it," Underwood told the Charlotte Observer. "It doesn’t matter what you look like. Everybody deserves respect. And everybody deserves to be punished equally for being a rude person like that. Why would you call a person a fat gorilla?"
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Another flight attendant, meanwhile, explained to passengers the flight would land in Raleigh after it was refueled when a sarcastic passenger made a remark that the flight was diverted because the attendants hadn’t eaten, according to the video.
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"Give them a Snickers," other passengers on the plane shouted.
The male flight attendant addressed passengers saying they’ve done their best to cater to passengers on the flight despite being "insulted and mistreated."
"We’re just trying to go to Charlotte. But shame on the passengers that have made this flight a living hell for the flight attendants," the flight attendant said.
Videos Appear to Show Suspect Detained After Allegedly Attempting to Hijack Flight
One video appears to show a flight attendant subduing the passenger. The second video appears to show the passenger being detained on the plane with plastic handcuffs.Delta Air Lines Flight 386 from Los Angeles, California to Nashville, Tennessee was diverted to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Albuquerque International Sunport spokesperson Stephanie Kitts said a passenger who has yet to be publicly identified allegedly tried to hijack the flight by breaking into the cockpit, but was stopped.
American Airlines released a statement to the Charlotte Observer promoting its health and safety guidelines and asking its passengers to be respectful to crew members.
"We take the health and safety of our customers seriously, and our crew members work hard to uphold the federal mask mandate that remains in effect on aircraft and in airports," American said in the statement adding. "We value the trust our customers place in our team to care for them throughout their journey, and we expect those who choose to fly with us to treat each other — and our team members — with respect."
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"We are aware of system issues and are working quickly to resolve," the airline tweeted. "We will share more info soon."Grounded travelers took to Twitter to share news of delayed or canceled flights and also shared images of crowded airport terminals.