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.
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) June 4, 2021
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.