An American Airlines flight attendant was caught in a TikTok video of verbally abusing passengers who verbally abused the crew after their flights were rerouted in bad weather.
In the viral clip, a 22-year-old man was on a Monday flight from LA to Charlotte. North Carolina Calling the female flight attendant “Fat gorilla” and also scolded her after she told him to wear a mask.
“There are no excuses at all,” 87&Pine musician Brent Underwood, 39, who recorded the video, told The Charlotte Observer.
“It doesn’t matter what you look like. Everyone deserves respect. and everyone deserves the same punishment. It’s like being a rude person like that. Why do you call a person a fat gorilla?” he said.
Bad weather forced the flight to be diverted to Raleigh Durham Airport, where it sat for three hours and required refueling. According to newspaper reports It circled the Charlotte airport half an hour earlier.
When a male flight attendant announced that the flight would return to Raleigh if the passenger showed no behavior. One woman sarcastically complained that the crew were unhappy because they weren̵7;t eating. The video shows
“Give them the Snickers!” the passenger shouted.
while sitting in Raleigh Only water and cookies were on the boat. Underwood told Charlotte Observer. And added that the flight had two male and three female flight attendants.
“We haven’t eaten like you,” a male flight attendant told passengers. “We serve you throughout the flight. We do it because we love this work.
“But it’s disgusting to be disrespected and humiliated by our passengers for something we can’t control,” he said.
“We’re just trying to get to Charlotte,” the caller added. “Unfortunately, the passengers who made this flight a living hell for flight attendants.”
His comments were met with applause in the cabin.
“The flight attendant of @officialamericanairways done with your bs!” Underwood wrote on TikTok with the hashtags #AmericanAirlines, #facemask and #dumbcustomers.
“The crew did nothing wrong,” he told observers. “They are more professional than me.”
The airline told the airline in a statement: “We take the health and safety of our customers very seriously. And our crew is working hard to maintain the federal mask mandate that still applies to planes and in airports.
“We value the trust our customers place in our team to take care of them throughout their journey. And we expect those who choose to fly with us to treat each other. and our team members with respect,” he added.
No passengers were removed or arrested, according to reports.