Ya, im still young so i haven’t gotten my complete share of the whole people foaming at the mouth angry incidents yet but ive had a few run ins with those kinds of people. The last time that i ever flew southwest there was an angry man about 75 years old who had had a little too much to drink. He was fussing about not being able to get onto the aircraft and he said that he had cancer and that he was going to die because the airport people werent going to let him get onboard…The security people came and had to apprehend the man because he then proceded to grope the ticket agent and then he reached over the counter and started talking on the intercom. Whatever happened to the good old days of the 90’s when people actually showed some patience?
No matter where I fly i almost always encounter people who have bad kids and yet the parents do nothing about it. I was heading to Ft. Benning back in January and on the flight from MCI-ATL a young little girl infront of me was standing up in her seat facing me. The whole flight the mother had neglected to do anything while everyone in the cabin (the flight crew included) insisted on the child sitting down. Well about 30 minutes prior to landing over northern Georgia we encountered some rough air. The Captain turned on the seatbelt sign and the FA’s came over to tell the woman to sit her child down…the woman did not cooperate and nor did her child. All of a sudden the plane lurched up into the air with the Starboard wing dropping, the little girl flew from the middle seat and hit her head on the Overhead PTV and then slammed into the window, cutting her forhead. As you can imagine the mother was horrified and the FA’s came over to help. The man sitting next to me began applauding and simply replied by saying, " They told you so!"
It seems that as the years have gone on that people who fly onboard aircraft become more and more rude and vulgar. I just wish that everything could be the same way as it used to be back in the days of TWA and 90’s style travel. I just hope that when my days of being an airline pilot come around that things won’t too much worse than they are now.
Sorry for being on my soapbox for too long…I am open to comments and please share your airline horror stories of unruly passengers.