Airplanes: airborne tubes functioning as giant petri dishes of bacteria and bad feelings. It's like your morning commute times a thousand. It's so rare for anything good to happen that we thank God for a safe landing because it means we can leave our cylindrical prison. In the video below, feelings are at an all-time high as a woman is forced to exit a plane amidst a mob of people booing, and that's before this angry air dildo has even taken off.
So, what the heck is going on here? We have a crying woman and a bunch of passengers who appear to be taking her side, even though she's holding up take-off. This is the series of events as described by the person who posted the clip:
This poor girl didn't hear Tim (in aisle) the flight attendant ask her to move to let someone else by. Tim then yelled for her to move and it upset her, yet she still apologized to Tim. After sitting, the girl mentioned to a different attendant Tim was rude to her. Next thing we know, the girl is thrown off the plane. After the flight about 20 of us grabbed the pilot at the gate and complained. That shear number proves Tim was just being an ass. USAir/American flight 408 (Phoenix to Portland) Oct 11, 2015.
This video is currently the highest post on Reddit's video thread, with thousands of comments, many of them telling American Airlines that they are the Devil's airline. It's hard to know all the facts from just this, and it would certainly be wrong to encourage a witch hunt for Tim's job/life. But let this be a lesson to all of us: if you act like a jerk, you might get famous on the Internet for all the wrong reasons.
According to some very excited tweeters concerned with the "facts," there's a rumor circulating that this crying lady called Tim the Flight Attendant a pretty nasty slur:
According to witnesses coming forward, Female Passenger (FP) was already angry as she boarded the plane. FA Tim was attempting to usher a military passenger to his seat in the exit row. FA Tim then politely asked FP to “please hold on” three times. THREE. TIMES. She refused to acknowledge him. FA Tim then asked FP if she had heard his requests. FP then walked by FA Tim and stated “Yes I did, you f*cking f*ggot!” as she passed him.
FP was then asked to come to the front of the aircraft. She refused to do so – while playing the victim card and crying to the surrounding passengers. The crew contacted a CRO Agent, and FP was removed from the aircraft.
So to all the passengers shouting their weak-ass BOOOOOOOOOs, and blaming the crew – in the future you might want to educate yourself on what side you are supporting prior to doing so. In this case, you are rooting for a homophobic bitch who called a flight attendant a “f*cking f*ggot”. And you look like complete idiots for doing so. Congrats.
Verdict: who the hell knows. If this is true, it's obviously terrible. But can they make you exit a plane for being a homophobic creep? Actually, yes, airlines can pretty much do whatever the hell they want. The sky is the true wild wild west.