Punching Pax Over Mask A Sign Of The Times

Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw

On a recent Delta flight a woman was heard exclaiming, “You can’t be hitting a flight attendant!”

Indeed, before the train wreck that is 2020, that kind of girl-on-girl action was reserved for the wrestling ring, not the aisle of an aircraft. But a female passenger was determined not to wear her mask despite repeated requests by the flight attendant (after all, if the President doesn’t wear one...) and things got heated.

“She’s in her face. Oh lord, oh lord” said a woman before the passenger is seen punching the female flight attendant right in the proverbial kisser as shocked onlookers watch on.

Videos of the altercation are circulating online. One shows the heated argument, where the passenger, who is wearing her mask around her neck, can be heard saying, “You shouldn’t have touched me. You pushed me,” as a male traveller standing behind her threateningly points his finger inches from the FA’s face.

BBC reporter Katty Kay, who was on the Miami to Atlanta flight, said the police finally boarded the plane and escorted the pax off the flight. 

"So, Miami police had to board this flight before someone who refused to wear a mask for a 1 hour 45 minute flight would get off the plane so we can push back out and take off, 3 hours late. Poor flight crew. 2020 really sucks," she tweeted, adding that "the @Delta flight attendants handled it with remarkable patience and good humour."

Airlines need a huge sign saying, "No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service."

Anna Kroupina

Anna Kroupina Journalist

Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.


Claire - October 22, 2020 @ 14:29
No, this is because the FA was blonde and white. You think I'm not making that up? Recently the NBA refused to fly a charter flight because the attendants were white. Look it up. Stay away from the jungle and avoid Atlanta.

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