Passenger Unloads Sound And Fury On American Airlines Gate Agent After Refusing To Wear Mask

A black conservative activist had his ticket cancelled by American Airlines this week over his refusal to wear a mask on a previous flight. But he wasn’t the only one turned away by the airline.

Melissa Yeager writes that a woman was denied boarding in Phoenix by American on Wednesday since she wouldn’t wear a mask. That’s when the passenger went Brazil hotel clerk on the gate agent.

Perhaps NSFW needs to be NSFH(ome) with small children, given the language in this video if you turn sound on.

The woman had connected off of American Airlines flight AA2027 from Los Angeles, and was preparing to board a flight to Las Vegas. She wouldn’t wear a mask, and wasn’t flying non-stop between LA and Vegas (or driving for that matter). So I question her judgment on multiple levels.

She was flagged on her inbound aircraft for refusing to wear a mask, and the airline acted quickly. According to a spokesperson,

After arriving into Phoenix and being informed that they would not be able to take their connecting flight to Las Vegas, the individual became irate and struck an American team member in the terminal. Law enforcement was requested and since this is now a law enforcement matter, we would refer additional questions to the Phoenix Police Department.

The woman was arrested for striking the gate agent who denied her boarding. She is temporarily on the airline’s “refuse list” pending an internal investigation that’s necessary to ban her from the carrier.

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Comments

  1. Thank you AA. . .Especially here in PHX where we have been fighting the fight and the silent (and intelligent) majority are winning. Masks have made a huge difference and the incredible ignorance of people in this country is amazing.

    Because AZ has done a good job, I can visit my dying mother (not – covid, just age) and 95 yo father in PA who’s community just opened up to us to visit (amazingly they have had only 1 case out of 400 residences. . .God bless the work they have done). Maybe is these, “I won’t wear a mask. . it’s my right” idiots would think about someone other then themselves and think of their Mother, Father, Grandparents, etc. . . then maybe they would put a mask on.

    AA, I’ve got your back since you’ve got mine and my families. I will be flying with you to PA next week for a joyous reunion with my parents and to celebrate their 63 years of marriage too! Thanks AA, and thank you all who care about people and are wearing a mask.

  2. Thank you AA. . .Especially here in PHX where we have been fighting the fight and the silent (and intelligent) majority is winning. Masks have made a huge difference and the incredible ignorance of people in this country is amazing.

    Because AZ has done a good job, I can visit my dying mother (not – covid, just age) and 95 yo father in PA who’s community just opened up to us to visit (amazingly they have had only 1 case out of 400 residences. . .God bless the work they have done). Maybe if these, “I won’t wear a mask. . it’s my right” idiots would think about someone other then themselves and think of their Mother, Father, Grandparents, etc. . . then maybe they would put a mask on.

    AA, I’ve got your back since you’ve got mine and my families. I will be flying with you to PA next week for a joyous reunion with my parents and to celebrate their 63 years of marriage too! Thanks AA, and thank you all who care about people and are wearing a mask.

  3. I get a kick out of all these self-righteous “mask” wearer’s. You do know that these “masks” do NOT stop viruses such as this Chinese Wuhan virus, right? Let’s just pretend it does though ***rolls eyes***

  4. *Jen are ypu trolling or are you really politely said illiterate? It is mostly not you not infect others. But selfish and ignorant individuals do not see it. They se just me,me,me.

  5. good for AA for banning people not wearing masks, wasn’t too difficult to do was it?
    Now, If they could only require companion animals to wear masks too, or ban them, the airlines would be accomplishing something. Many viruses impacting humans are from animals originally. Putting un masked animals on airplanes is a crossover vector for viral transmission. companion animals need to be required to wear masks too

  6. She should have been been for wearing stretch underwear to the airport. Where are the clothes police when you need them?

  7. Heard a great quote…..”we all know there are stupid people and there are nasty people, but never has stupid been so nasty and nasty so stupid”……..
    Where did all this callousness and narcissism come from?
    How many people have died because of the anti mask mentality?
    How far behind in the recovery process are we because of the profoundly poor leadership that has failed to bring our country together to fight this?

  8. I just do not get it. What the hell is the problem? People refusing to wear masks. All the medical research is showing that wearing a mask can reduce the chances of your getting infected with SARS-CoV-2 by about 91%. Furthermore, if you do get infected, the viral load will be a heck of a lot less. In other words, you the mask wearer will receive less of the virus and will develop milder symptoms. Not only is the mask wearer protected but at the same time others around the mask wearer are protected as well. When you do not wear a mask, you risk infecting others around you if you are a shedder. What is this stuff with people refusing to wear masks on aircraft? It is total bs. Why even deal with this? In my opinion if a passenger refuses to wear a mask, escort them off the aircraft period. If they refuse to get off then have airport security or airport police escort them off the plane. Isn’t there some type of federal law that states that interfering with the operations of an aircraft is a federal crime? Interfering with and delaying departure procedures would certainly qualify for interfering with the operations of an aircraft. And if I were the airlines, I would ban these non-mask wearers from getting on the plane for a minimum of one year. Sorry – Ignorant people deserve tough measures.

  9. @Doctor SS You just can NOT teach those that feel that they are right about not’ wearing a mask because Darwin was right. These are the same people who do not want kids inoculated. Also the ones who still think Obama’s birth certificate if fake and that Trump does not use the office to benefit his family businesses.

  10. Yeah, Dillon, and the same ones who think Biden’s kid was qualified for those high paid positions he got and that Kamala Harris should benefit from US Affirmative action and receive reparations because slavery adversely impacted her black JAMAICAN ancestors. For every idiot on the right you have one on the left – my favorites idiots were the lefties who tore down the statue of an abolitionist and Union Civil War hero to show Black Lives Matter. They really matter except when it comes to blacks like David Dorn. We need a statue and mural honoring that BLM Burning, Looting and Murder martyr in front of the Party of the Jackass convention!

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