A baby was crying on board a Southwest Airlines flight to Orlando, and a passenger on board absolutely lost it. He spent three minutes on a rant about how couldn’t stand the sound of the baby, and things got so bad the flight had to divert.
The video is definitely not safe for work because the man’s language gets fairly extreme. But if you’re not at work, not around young children, and just have to see this man lose it then you’ll also see a flight attendant trying to come him down. But when it’s pointed out that he’s telling, he simply responds “so is the baby!”
- The flight attendant pointed out that the man was.. an adult, and more could be expected of him.
- And another passenger noted that, by screaming, he was annoying the rest of the passengers. Why was that ok if the baby’s crying wasn’t?
I’ve always judged situations with crying babies on the basis of how the parents are handling it. If they’re uncomfortable, are the parents trying to address their needs? Are they visibly embarrassed? Then I’m sympathetic. I’ve also seen parents completely tune it out and ignore the crying children, just letting it rip.
Regardless, an f-bomb laden rant at your cabin crew will at best wind up getting you removed from the aircraft (as it did here) and could wind up with charges.
Southwest Airlines, meanwhile, commended their flight crew “for their professionalism” and apologized “to the other customers onboard.”
Do parents with crying babies have just as much right to be on the plane as you do?