Fight Breaks Out At American Airlines Check-in Desks In Miami

Another brawl took place at the Miami airport and is going viral on social media. This time it happened at the American Airlines check-in desks there. That’s the last place you expect to see passengers getting into a fight, even if the preponderance of leisure travelers means that all airline passengers are Spirit Airlines passengers now (and Spirit always had it the worst in Fort Lauderdale).

When you first enter the airport you haven’t been beaten down by the dehumanizing conditions of modern air travel, like molestation by the TSA or a lack of concessions open at the airport, and you likely haven’t even had your mask on for long. What’s to drive you crazy?

These gentlemen were raring to go and decided not to wait for boarding to have their meltdown. It’s not clear what started the mêlée but just 28 seconds into the video our heroes are already making up and negotiating a peace.

In the past several weeks alone American Airlines passengers revolted before a Miami – New York flight, a face mask brawl broke out at the Miami airport and multiple fights broke out at Miami’s gate D14 over the last seats available to standby passengers on an American Airlines flight to Chicago. Earlier in the year passengers were arrested and dragged out of Miami airport baggage claim.

No wonder international passengers arriving in Miami get their mug shots taken automatically. Because it’s easier to just assume that’s needed.

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  1. I thought this might be the first video of American Airline passengers fighting as they both travel down the moving baggage belt to x-ray passenger baggage screening.

  2. This is proof that in-board alcohol has nothing to do with people acting like idiots

  3. They better eliminate all the bars landside at MIA near the ticket counters. Oh wait, there are none over there. How are we going to solve this problem?!

  4. Meanwhile, in Florida…

    (This would be news in any other state, but is it really surprising in FL?)

  5. It is utterly ridiculous that America has become so politically correct that now the crazy animals are not worried about any punishment for whatever they do. Round ’em up and throw them in jail, think up some kind of charge and leave them in a cell for a few days. Violation of their rights? No, people who behave badly don’t have the same rights as the rest of us. After a few skirmishes that result in real punishment, this BS will subside.

  6. @ Gary — Not only does the price of alcohol need to be increased, but apparently the price of airplane tickets does too.

  7. Why not address the gorilla in the room with what all these fights in Miami have in common?

  8. This can only mean one thing: They better stop serving alcohol at the check-in desk.

  9. All it’s not American per se people are just mad, mad about the virus, essentially locked up in their own homes for a year, jobs lost, companies going out of business and finally the POLITICS of it all. From reports I have read the real toll on peoples mental state is just coming out.

  10. @Joe, I’m pretty sure UA-NYC is not a catholic priest…you know, the type that says being gay is wrong but it’s totally cool to give the shocker to a 10yr old boy. You trolls can drink the coolaid….but as much as Happy holidays pisses you off…we all know Santa Claus isn’t real.

  11. Clearly this is due to excessive alcohol being served on board the aircraft. Good reason too extend the ban indefinitely…

  12. Joe – since we all know you are a beastiality aficionado and all (like most QAnon types), go suck that big fat horse cock you have in your backyard, you twat

  13. “When you first enter the airport you haven’t been beaten down by the dehumanizing conditions of modern air travel, like molestation by the TSA or a lack of concessions open at the airport, and you likely haven’t even had your mask on for long. What’s to drive you crazy?”

    If it is this bad, why are you still writing a blog on air travel? Oh yes, you are just the bitchy type.

    @Ghostrider: if that is the case it would be world wide. In Europe you get the Brits on Ryanair but that is it. It is an American thing like thinking guns on everyone in the streets is the right direction. Too many idolize the westerns of the 50’s. I see this as just another part of the breakdown of the US.

  14. When you give thugs several stimmies plus extra money each month to not work, you get situations like these.

  15. I certainly hope these idiots weren’t allowed to fly this day. What’s this world coming to? No respect for anything – A n y t h I n g !

  16. There has to be something in common with all these fights at the Miami airport. I just can’t put my finger on what it is.

  17. Love this line…

    “No wonder international passengers arriving in Miami get their mug shots taken automatically. Because it’s easier to just assume that’s needed.”

  18. This white guy did not know what he got into. If you mess with African Americans, you deserve a “beat down”. At the end of the fight, he used his hands to say “ok, ok, I lost” 🙂

  19. @Shaun. At some point in your life may you realize that “Merry Christmas” is not all about Santa Claus. There is deeper meaning than Happy Holidays. But I digress. Joe, you might give UA-NYC a break . . . apparently his neurotransmitters controlling behavior has journeyed into parts unknown.

  20. This is what happens with Low Air Fares and You empty out the Hood and Trailer Parks. Pandemic, hardly. Many of these thugs were just itching to throw the first punch.

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