People who flew to DC for Wednesday’s electoral ballot counting are flying home. Some people aren’t – they were arrested. Some will be arrested in coming days, as social media sleuths identify them and pass tips along to the FBI. And some of course really did peacefully protest, exercising their first amendment rights. I try not to lump them all together.
But that doesn’t mean I want to fly with them.
Passengers on board American Airlines flight AA1242 from Washington National to Phoenix broke out in chants of “USA! USA!” at the start of the flight. The captain came on to announce a warning: zero tolerance for inflight shenanigans, or he’d be diverting enroute.
The chants were captured by a passenger who finds it ‘un-American’ to object to the onboard demonstration.
Wow. I’m on a plane full of patriots flying from DC to Phoenix and we started chanting “USA” …and the Captain came on said told us he’d drop us off in Kansas if he had to if we didn’t obey their every single rule.
— Mindy Robinson 🇺🇸 (@iheartmindy) January 8, 2021
There’s nothing wrong with a good old fashioned “USA! USA!” from time to time, for instance when you’re watching Red Dawn (the original 1984 version, natch). However I don’t want to hear it on an airplane. Noise cancelling headsets don’t have anything on this crew.
And since when does a conservative object to,
- A private business enforcing its rules
- Law and order…?
I’m not usually sympathetic to airlines pulling alcohol off of planes. American Airlines did that for DC flights on Thursday. The drinks are back.
And not for nothing, but notice how close together the seats are in that cabin, with no seat back entertainment either. For anyone flying out of DC today or on an Oasis-reconfigured aircraft, “thoughts and prayers.”