Once again supporting the maxim that you never want to fly a Bill Franke airline, a Wizz Air pilot began shouting at passengers traveling from London Gatwick to Larnaca, Cyprus during a 7 hour delay today.
In a TikTok video viewed a couple million times, “several passengers [were] standing in the aisles chatting before the pilot gave them a stern talking to.”
The pilot can be heard over the tannoy sternly telling the passengers: “Show of hands please, who wants to get off? We won’t be going tonight if you get off.
“You know, I don’t need this, the crew doesn’t need this. We are doing what we can to get you out of here.
'I don't need this!': The moment a WizzAir pilot loses his cool with passengers during 'seven hour delays' at #Gatwick Airport
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The passenger who took the video declares, “Ryan air would never.” However many people watching the video sympathize with the pilot who lost his composure.
“There’s only so much aggro you can take from entitled customers, they are humans too,” another said.
A third wrote: “Oh bless him though!! You can hear the pain in his voice! He wanted to get going as much as every1 else, must b hard to have every1 moaning at you!” (sic).
“To be fair, I’m on his side!! He’s probably extremely stressed and the crew are exhausted!!” a fourth shared.
According to the airline, they “sincerely apologize” for the inconvenience of the delay of flight W95749, from Gatwick to Larnaca, which they blame on late arriving aircraft and air traffic control. They do not, however, apologize for the pilot – who, if he ever tires of flying for Wizz Air- likely has a future with the Delta Air Lines social media team.