It must be a day that ends in “y” because we’ve had yet another unruly passengers incident. In a video recently shared to TikTok an entire plane full of waiting passengers is forced off the plane because one passenger wouldn’t set her phone to airplane mode.
The incident was partially captured on video by TikTok’r @ashleynhowey, and shows uniformed officers regretfully informing passengers that they’d all have to deplane. Groans echo throughout the plane as passengers howl at the stupidity of this one passenger who refuses to comply.
Later, the video picks up as the non-compliant passenger is escorted out of the gate area as expletives are hurled at her. Not much as is known about the incident although it appears to be a Las Vegas-bound flight possibly out of Chicago. The video was shared to TikTok yesterday. According to the narration in the video removal was related to the passenger in question not putting their phone into airplane mode.
With unruly flight incidents on the rise, the FAA recently shared a new public service announcement made by children advising the grownups to act like grownups. Truer advice has never been uttered. While we don’t know all of the specifics of this incident, the number of stupid, stupid things people are doing on planes continues to confound people. The FAA has recently started doling out substantive fines including a $10k fine for a passenger who refused to wear his mask on the plane.