There’s Been a Rash of Passengers Running After Planes, and It Never Ends Well

Around 2 p.m. yesterday a man scaled a fence near Sepulveda and Lincoln at LAX and headed for a Delta flight that was preparing to depart. He started doing push ups before being apprehended.

According to one passenger,

He got underneath the plane. He was jumping up, trying to touch the wings. He ran to the other side of the plane, was touching the engines. He got down on the ground, started doing some push-ups. By that time, all the police and security got down on him

This isn’t the first time this year that a man scaled a fence at LAX. And it isn’t the first time someone ran after a Delta flight waiting to take off this summer.

Here’s the man being apprehended.

Here’s video of fire trucks responding.

At least he didn’t try to steal the plane or go after the aircraft with a van.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. I can’t help but feel that there is some challenge going on that we’re unaware about.

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