ESPN Sportscenter anchor Ashley Brewer chronicled drama between flight attendants on an American Eagle regional jet operated by SkyWest. Flying to see her fiance for 24 hours, the moments of her short visit ticked away as two cabin crew members got into a fight over a passenger’s seating request. In the end they refused to work together, one left, and the flight took a delay to try to replace crew.
She called it the “most unprofessional thing I’ve ever witnessed in my life.”
Guys. My flight can’t take off bc 2 flight attendants got in a fight and now are REFUSING to work together. Now were delayed. We’re sitting here waiting for them to talk it out but nope! Lady wont budge. She reopened the door and all…I can’t believe this is real life 😩
— Ashley Brewer (@ESPNAshley) March 12, 2023
A woman seated in the first class cabin asked permission to switch seats with someone seated in coach, in order to sit beside her husband. One flight attendant said sure, the other one claimed it’s not allowed (yes, it is).
@ashleyebrewer Aint nobody got time for that @americanair 🙄🙄🙄 #petty #rude #delayed #dramatiktok ♬ original sound – Ashley Brewer
In order to calm things, airline staff boarded the aircraft, but one of the flight attendants grabbed their bags and left the aircraft. Everyone waited about an hour for replacement crew, but then the second flight attendant in the altercation left and they had to wait again, eventually suffering a two hour delay.
The ‘no she can’t, yes she can’ altercation over switching seats seemed like something akin to the movie Airplane!
(HT: Paddle Your Own Kanoo)