Marlon Wayans – known for In Living Color, The Wayans Brothers, Scary Movie, White Chicks and more – was kicked off of United Airlines flight from Denver to Kansas City, and banned by the airline from making the trip.
Wayans was called out during the boarding process for having too many carry on bags. He consolidated into a single bag, but then a gate agent flagged that the bag was too large telling him he’d have to gate check it. Wayans told the agent, “see now you’re just [f’in] with me,” he took his boarding pass off of the counter and “allegedly slamm[ed it] on the counter” then bypassed the agent and boarded the aircraft.
Eventually – and this took half an hour – he was taken off the aircraft and given a citation by police. Wayans
According to United Airlines, Marlon Wayans was banned from taking this trip on the airline.
In Denver on Friday, a customer who had been told he would have to gate-check his bag instead pushed past a United employee at the jetbridge and attempted to board the aircraft. The customer won’t be flying on United to his destination.
The feeling, it seems, was mutual.
So petty. I fly hundreds of thousands of miles every year. I will be sure not to spend my first class money on @united
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) June 9, 2023
Though he missed performing standing up Kansas City Friday night, he ultimately rebooked travel on American, where he reports he’s a ConciergeKey member.
It sounds like Wayans was probably wrong – first for having more carry ons than permitted, and then perhaps having a carry on that was too large.
Then the United agent handled things aggressively, rather than with good customer service, as they rushed to try to both enforce rules and get the flight out on time.
This wasn’t a case of being told there wasn’t enough bin space when there was, and being allowed down the jet bridge with their carry on. Wayans got more aggressive in not just ignoring the gate agent but pushing past them defiantly to board the aircraft.