A video of a first-class passenger being dragged off a flight has gone viral on social media. The US passenger was repeatedly asked to exit an American Airlines flight by the crew, all because he asked for a gin and tonic pre-departure.
The 5-minute-long video of the incident was shared in the forum "r/PublicFreakout," on Reddit.
In the video, the man seated in first class is seen arguing with airport personnel. The man asked what he'd done to prompt his removal. While the two men, who appeared to be officers, said that the man was 'not being respectful' by arguing with the flight attendant and that the pilot had requested his removal 'multiple times.'
Later, the man was kicked off the flight, he was pulled from his seat and handcuffed on the jet bridge. The passenger can be heard screaming out to 'stop'.
Netizens react to the passenger's removal
According to the New York Post, one of the features of American Arlines' first-class service is the pre-departure beverage offerings, however, the reason for denying a drink to this man is unclear.
The clip has triggered an array of reactions on social media.
"The whining like a 5-year-old and the jumpy flailing certainly surprised me lmao," wrote a user.
"I have never seen a more embarrassing display in my entire career," another user commented.
" Whether it takes 30 seconds or 5 minutes, the result is always the same - you WILL be getting off the plane," a third user commented.
"The ending of this shit show was not what I expected," wrote another user.
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