Post by Graveyardbride on Dec 25, 2015 6:13:35 GMT -5
Man Who Didn’t like 'Merry Christmas' Kicked off Plane
NEW YORK, N.Y. – A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport Tuesday after flipping out because airline workers wished him a Merry Christmas. The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.
The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, "You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas."
The agent replied, "Well, what should I say then?"
"Don’t say, 'Merry Christmas!'?" the man shouted before brushing past her.
Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him "Merry Christmas." This was the last straw.
"Don’t say, 'Merry Christmas!'?" the man raged before lecturing the attendants and pilot about their politically incorrect greeting.
The crew attempted to calm the unidentified man, but he refused to back down and continued hectoring them. He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause.
American Airlines did not return a request for comment.
Source: Michael Liss, Daniel Prendergast and Philip Messing, The New York Post, December 25, 2014.
All he had to do was ignore their wishes for a nice Christmas and move on. Glad he showed his true colors before the plane was in the air and forced to make an emergency landing to remove him, which would have delayed flights and inconvenienced the other passengers.