I read your post, my reading comprehension skills are just fine, in three languages.
The Pilot responded to the drunk, when the Pilot was asked "Do you want to take this outside" and the Pilot did NOT call him out, he replied "No need to take it outside, I'm right here".
Now, if you choose to consider that, "the pilot called him out" that's your choice.
Had I been in that Pilot's shoes, I might have responded that same way, but the difference, between the Pilot, and myself, is the fact that I am a Brown Belt in Okinawan karate, and I have the element of surprise, as a woman, to put some serious pain, without inflicting any wounds, on someone.
Seems that the ones who make the most noise, are those who are most insecure about their ability to handle an attacker. Clearly, the Drunk was egging the crew on, due to the fact that he refused to follow orders, or even to sit down and keep his mouth shut.
I see many people who are "out of control" and never know when to ba
Ummm...I think you need to watch the video again, and this time, turn up your speakers. The PAX verbally threatened the pilot first, and the Pilot responded to that threat. Yes, the Pilot could have ignored it, but did anyone ever think he was using himself as a shield, to prevent this PAX from attacking any of the other PAX? As long as he could keep the moron's attention on himself, he could be sure that others in the room were not his target. Think "outside the box" :D
Airlines don't "Sauce up the customers". The PAX have free will, and if they are too stupid to know when to quit, that's not the fault of the Air Carrier. All the PAX has to say is "no, thanks, I'm fine". I have never seen a flight attendant hold a gun to anyone's head, and FORCE them to drink, regardless of which "class" they are seated in. :(
I hate to disagree with you, but "self defense" is for anywhere you are approached in a threatening manner. The street, the terminal, a hallway, the bathroom, anywhere. The Airline can be thankful the PAX was still on the ground, when he became "out of control".
Self Defense is never a waste of time, costs very little. and doesn't require a "permit to carry" :D Have a great weekend.
A. You need to know more about this Martial art.
B. The Pilot was struck first, and had the right to defend himself.
C. Circumstances were warranted, long before Law Enforcement arrived.
There should be Law enforcement in every terminal for these situations
D. Attached is a video for your enlightenment on self-defense:
After watching this video, I couldn't help wonder why Pilots, Co-pilots and Gate Agents are not taught GoJu Riu, verbal Judo, and Okinawan Karate??.
In this day those are more necessary skills, than weapons training. One good "kada" well placed on this cruddy individual, would have silenced his filthy abusive mouth, and taken the steam out of his belligerent attitude.
Far too many passengers believe that if they buy a ticket, they OWN the airplane. I have witnessed more abuse on a commercial flight, than anyone would put up with in a Restaurant or Hotel.
Everyone's safety depends on skillful handling of these types of blowhards, and I hope the Captain's employer focuses more on IMPROVEMENT for working conditions, than disciplining a Pilot who was just doing his job (which did not include "Gate attendance") Seems the airport needs to install video surveillance and security for Passengers and Crew, and demand quicker response time, from Police.
Here you are folks. Go to this link, and demand that the crew of this flight, be commended for their patience and common sense. These "whiners" could have been arrested, and escorted off the aircraft by law enforcement. They were spared a night in jail, an appearance before a judge, and embarrassment to their parents and school, and they are STILL complaining? How about the Rabbi issuing a public apology to SW?
The only way that will take place, is if enough of us voice our opinions.
Thank you for supporting the FAA and SW/Air Tran airlines.
Great idea. Let's all write to SW's execs and commend the crew, Captain and the passengers who had to endure a 45 minute wait at the gate!! Letters like ours will weight heavily, before a Judge, if it goes that far. Thank you for the suggestion. I will get the address for SW Corporate Execs and post it here.
These 100 kids, and their chaperones, may end up becoming the BEST customers Greyhound, has seen in a long time, unless they wise up. If they take Air Tran to Court, chances are every other airline will boycott their "tushies" and not allow them to fly at all.
Perhaps they should push the envelope, until they end up on the "Do Not Fly List"
Good job Air Tran, and SWA, keep up the good work.
These are spoiled brats. Their parents and educators need to teach them to repect authority. Their money would be better spent, buying each of the 100 students, the "Behavior on an Aircraft for Dummies" book, before they ever allow them out in public again, if they behaved on the return leg, as disrespectfully as they did, on the AirTran flight.
There was no excuse, for delaying the flight for 45 minutes, just because there was a "religious" group on board. It matters not which religion they were, because if they were SO religious, how was it they didn't turn OFF their Electronic Devices, sit down and use the boarding time, to say their prayers? THAT would have been a lot better use of their time, and they would not have been asked to leave. Case closed. Shalom!