Pilot Issues Threat to Trump Supporters After They Start Chanting ‘USA’ on His Flight
Two days after what began as a pro-Trump protest ended up with rioting at the U.S. Capitol, one American Airlines pilot made it clear he had had his fill of Trump supporters.
The flight from Washington to Phoenix turned into a mini-Trump rally as passengers waited to leave D.C. behind, according to a video tweeted by Mindy Robinson, who lost her race for Congress in November.
“Wow. I’m on a plane full of patriots flying from DC to Phoenix and we started chanting “USA” …and the Captain came on said told us he’d drop us off in Kansas if he had to if we didn’t obey their every single rule. American Airlines is everything but America,” she tweeted, including a video of the chanting.
Although most people in the video are shown from the back, many appear to be maskless.
A second video from the flight records the cockpit’s ultimatum to the passengers..
“This is how an airline pilot from DC to Phoenix just responded to a plane full of Patriots chanting USA. If you don’t think they’re after our freedoms, you’re fooling yourself,” Pastor Greg Locke tweeted.
On the brief video, a very exasperated pilot warns the passengers to chill — or else.
“I’ll put this plane down in the middle of Kansas and dump people off, I don’t care,” he said.
“We will do that if that’s what it takes so, behave please.”
An airline spokesperson said the pilot was “emphasizing the importance of following crew member instructions and complying with mandatory face-covering policies,” according to the New York Post.Did this pilot go too far?
“At American, we take the safety of our customers seriously and we value the trust they place in our team to care for them throughout their journey,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said that there were no “in-flight issues” after the plane took off.
The incident took place one day after Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, said anyone who participated in the rioting and protests should be banned from flying, according to the New York Post.
Acts against our democracy, our government and the freedom we claim as Americans must disqualify these individuals from the freedom of flight,” she said.
“The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the DC area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person onboard.”
One commenter at this report wrote:
“Chill out, Sara. Most of the protestors committed no ““acts against our democracy, our government and the freedom we claim as Americans'”. But YOU are acting against the freedoms of real Americans. And so is that pilot. And by the way, no one’s safety was in any way threatened on that flight. We’ll see how American Airlines likes watching their profits wither after this insulting treatment.”
Another penned the following:
““The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the DC area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person onboard.” So now, apparently, the reverberations of chanting “USA” will cause an aircraft to plummet to earth.”
“Just stop flying American Airlines and that is the best way to send the correct message. The pilot could have asked the passengers to make sure they have their mask on as required and it is good to hear support for the USA. That would have been a much better way to have handled this issue instead of telling passengers he is going to drop them off in Kansas. The pilot did grave damage to American Airlines bottom line. This pilot needs to be suspended and get some training on how to respond to issues like this. Just because you are the pilot and in control of the ship, the pilot really hurt his company’s reputation, which he represents every time he board his aircraft. Sad for AA.”
And did you hear about this one?
Capitol Protester Removed From Plane After Apparently Being Placed on No Fly List
After a pressure campaign from the media to place Capitol protesters on no fly lists, it appears that it is actually happening.
Of course, we saw none of these kinds of measures towards Black Lives Matter rioters who destroyed thousands of businesses and caused dozens of deaths last year.
In a shocking video taken at the airport, a man is hysterical after being removed from his flight. He says that they accused him of being a “terrorist.”
“They kicked me off this plane, they called me a f-cking terrorist,” the emotional man says. “They want to f-cking ruin my life.”
The media and Democrat members of Congress have been pushing for exactly this.
Forbes published an article on Sunday titled “Here’s How To Keep The Capitol Rioters From Flying Back To DC, Say Flight Attendants.”
“For starters, airlines should conduct a review of the manifests for the flights to and from DC before and after the January 6 riot. ‘While the airlines cannot coordinate on competitive issues, they certainly can coordinate on safety issues,’” the Forbes report states. “Airlines should share names of passengers, especially those who were flagged for unruly behavior or worse. ‘An airline could say ‘we have banned this person because of XYZ’ and that could actually become an individual ban on each airline.’”
The magazine also suggested that “Airlines could also coordinate a temporary cross-industry no-fly list that is targeted for a specific time period or for specific airports.”
Democrat politicians were also calling for the protesters to be barred from flights.
“Given the heinous domestic terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday, I am urging the Transportation Security Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to use their authorities to add the names of all identified individuals involved in the attack to the federal No-Fly List and keep them off planes,” Rep. Bennie G. Thompson, a democrat from Mississippi and the chair of the Committee on Homeland Security, said in a statement. “This should include all individuals identified as having entered the Capitol building—an intrusion which threatened the safety of Members of Congress and staff and served as an attack on our Nation.”
Rest in Peace, First Amendment. You were fun while you lasted.
Here are some folks booted off a plane for merely discussing the President.