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Flight Attendants Allegedly Attacked by Passenger on American Airlines Flight

An American Airlines passenger allegedly attacked flight attendants and tried to breach the cockpit after feeling disrespected by crew's way of informing him about food options. ( More...

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Vaughn Blue Jr 15
Probably inebriated from being in the airport bar too long.
Mike Mohle 22
"Croizat expressed concern about the lengthy legal proceedings in America and the financial burden of renting an Airbnb while waiting for his case to be resolved". LOL even his son won't let him stay with him??? He did not mention legal costs. Next time, try not to be so "disrespected", it will cost less.
sparkie624 24
I know food and snacks on the plane are not the best to say the lest, but really.... We need Bomb Bay doors to deal with these people.... Just drop them off in an uninhabited area!
Jim Allen 4
I made that suggestion a while ago.. put airlocks on aircraft. Passenger acts up.. put them in the airlock. If they can’t control themselves.. hit the open button on the outer door. Only once have I been treated what I would consider poorly by an FA.. two times on the same trip. In hindsight, I can see it wasn’t a good day for the flight crew. Never would I complain to them.
don stewart 2
Yes, in this case the ocean would be perfect.
Greg S 12
It's getting to the point where flight attendants are going to have to start wearing bodycams for collecting evidence against uncooperative and outright assaultive passengers.
flanneryb 1
IMHO: No, put them in the cabin and network them to the airlines OPS center. Don't make them wear them. The crew all have to wear enough uncomfortable stuff. I understand that they need to have a uniform, so they can be easy to identify. DON'T PUT THIS ON THE ATTENDANTS.
ken young 6
All who violate the laws and regulations of conduct on commercial aircraft should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. No excuses. NO plea deals. And a permanent ban from any and all commercial flights.
Ed Schijf 4
There is no excuse whatsoever when people attack civil and other servants even when they are irritated, angry or drunk. Fortunately most people can control themselves!!
flight attendants have ALWAYS had to deal with inebrriated passengers in the best way they know how..since the world of terrorism in flight began however, they are not just dealing with that, but potential threats to everyone on their aircraft..they have been carrying those plastic cuffs onboard for a long time, but now they are schooled in basically self defense tactics as there are not always air marshalls on board,nor passengers willing to help subdue a person..people who have sometimes even 2 drinks on a plane can be rude and aggressive over the least little thing,and if they started in a gate lobby bar,its even worse..being an f/a used to be a "dream" job because of the travel,the many people you meet and the experiences..anymore its like being a smiling,clean,uniformed police person in the sky!!
amacnabb 1
I'll say it again:
There was NO mention of alcohol in the story, nor that the unruly passenger had been drinking or was "inebrriated".

Stop fabricating possibilities to enhance your take on the story (unless, perhaps, you're a "professional journalist").
Janet Coburn 2
I agree.
SorenTwin 2
"I demand to speak to your manager!". And so, dear readers, the saga continues.
avionik99 6
All airports need to be alcohol-free zones!! That would really be helpful in cutting back on the disrespect and horrible human behavior!
C172Rpilot 24
There is some truth to that. But it's not fair to punish the 99.9% of the flying and responsible drinking public for a couple idiots. The best thing to do, is post it in ever bar in every airport. "Intoxication resulting in interference of the operation of an aircraft will be subject to arrest and banned from airline travel for life". There should also be a fine, and the FA should be able to sue the passenger...of course that has to be law. But you get the idea...
jeepien 1
Are you suggesting it's already the law? Interfering with a flight crew is IIRC a fifteen year trip to Club Fed.
victorbravo77 4
One bad apple kinda spoils it for the rest of us.
Lee Withers 3
I really like the way journalists(Ha) use the word “Alledged”. When a physical interaction takes place between two or more people and is witnessed by others “Alledged” is out the door.
Greg S 13
I think in general people are too quick to assume that accusation equals guilt, despite plenty of counter-examples. I strongly endorse "alleged" in stories about bad acts. If the reporter wasn't there, didn't see it on video, or it hasn't been adjudicated, then 'alleged' it is.
ken young 0
Sure. However, the manner in which our criminal justice system works, such charges in cases such as this would not be filed unless there is clear and convincing evidence to merit said charges. Also, the suspect, having been formally charged is now a defendant, has agreed to plead guilty to a list of misdemeanor charges. Therefore the term "alleged" is rendered moot.
srobak 28
Until it is proven and judged or pled upon in a court of law - it is an allegation, period. Even if it was video recorded. Journalism has to use the phraseology to avoid libel defamation suits until after the judgement is handed down as a matter of factual record. Yeah - it sucks... but - that's how the world is.
jetjocknj 5
You are right about the feel of using "allegedly" in such cut and dried factual situations, especially with witnesses galore. A more suitable characterization, in such situations, would be as follows: "Filght attendants reportedly attacked by passenger. . ." This wording protects against legal liability without invoking the inherant ambiguity, and/or doubt, in the use of the word "allegedly," which is not required.
jetjocknj 3
sparkie624 -2
Surely you do not expect accuracy in the reporting of airline related incidents!
mufasa thedog 21
Don't call me surely
Imallheart 4
Rosomak 2
WTF = Welcome To Florida
Thomas Panther 1
Part of the plea deal should be a ban on flying on all US carriers for a minimum of one year with American Airlines having the option to increase the ban from one year to...whatever in the hell AA wishes to do including permanently.
Welcome to consequences a..hole.
What king of nut expects gourmet dining on an airline?
Tim Dyck 1
American’s food is bad and their service is even worse but that is not a reason to act uncivilized.
Bottom line is most of us have a certain amount of control over our daily lives and the minute we step foot into the airport, commercial flight environment, our control is taken away from us. We are being handles by, what appears to be individuals that have less and less formal training , from customer satisfaction to communicating the truth to customers about delays. We are not stupid and we all deserve to be told the truth when stepping on these flights. No excuse for being aggressive or rude, but I wish the airlines would get their shit together . Last 8 flights where I had a layover , not a single flight was frictionless. Big companies, millions of customers , a lot of moving parts. Hopefully they will perfect beaming and transporting us like Star Trek
Iris Fox 1
I'm so tired of these idiots acting like animals on flights. They should just arrest them and get them off the flights.
What’s wrong with the human being? I’m so sick to heard this kind of news about flight attendants been attacked by drunk passengers!
amacnabb -3
amacnabb less than a minute ago 1


I'll say it again:
There was NO mention of alcohol in the story, nor that the unruly passenger had been drinking or was "inebrriated".
ken young 2
Ok, we're waiting for your next excuse for this person's abhorrent behavior
Justthefacs 0
"Allegedly" attached? Either they were or the weren't. Quit the double talk.
Joe Keifer 4
Probably still clinging to the "innocent until proven guilty" thing but that's dying fast.
amacnabb 4
"Clinging to the 'innocent until proven guilty thing'..."

What, really?

I'm not defending the passenger's actions in any way) but last I checked, this is still the United States of America, and fortunately you ARE innocent until PROVEN guilty. It's the hallmark of the American legal system. We don't "cling" to it"... it's our right.

Next, I see many comments here indicating that the passenger was [possibly] intoxicated. While that's certainly a possibility, there's NO mention of that anywhere in the story, so why must y'all throw that out there?

Lastly, I fly [AAL] quite a bit, and let's face it, some flight attendants DO occasionally act in an "unprofessional" manner. They know they can't be questioned or challenged regarding their "rulings" while in-flight, and therefore, no consequences for THEIR actions.

Again, it is apparent this passenger acted-out, and got unruly, but the flight attendant's actions (or inactions) prior to that, may well have been the cause.
ko25701 -1
When will airlines quit serving alcohol?


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