An airborne waitress was indignant that a passenger would call him a waiter. The thought that airborne waitresses/waiters could be insulted by a leg that would dare to not recognize the extensive training and authority that comes with waitress airborne school is too much to bear, so the plane turned around two hours into the flight.

The crew member responded that he was not a waiter and that he had the power to turn the plane around

I get that the passenger was a woke piece of shit, but the fact that a glorified waiter/waitress has the power to make an entire plane full of passengers return to the airport without repercussions or a valid reason is yet another reason why so many Americans avoid flying if they possibly can.

Safety and security are our top priorities, and we thank our customers for their understanding and our team members for their professionalism in managing a difficult situation,

American Airlines

If this guy was such a threat that the plane needed to land, then why would it spend two hours in the air returning to the city of origin and not simply land at the closest airport? This had nothing to do with safety and security, or the plane would have landed immediately instead of flying two extra hours.

Give some petty tyrant a bit of power, and they ALWAYS abuse it- that applies to cops, HOAs, and airborne waitresses.

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Differ · May 7, 2024 at 8:33 am

Can you provide a link to the source for this?

neomunitor · May 7, 2024 at 8:42 am

Old story from July 18, 2023.
And AA apologized to the passenger and gave him 10k miles, but AFAIK, did nothing for the other passengers.

Boonie Rain Hat · May 7, 2024 at 10:39 am

At least a door didn’t fly off or some landing gear.
Forward, si se puede!
They aren’t hot chicks anymore as stewardesses in this steaming fourth world turd Kwanstain?
Z comment section nailed it with that America that you loved is gone be thankful that you got to see it because this one is drawing flies.

Big Country Expat · May 7, 2024 at 11:53 am

Waitaminute… some filthy dirty nasty Legg insulted one of….

Oh… Just read the article…


jimmyPx · May 7, 2024 at 4:08 pm

I’m going to say a non-PC thing here but ever notice that problems are almost ALWAYS caused by MALE and GAY flight attendants with a bad attitude ?

US airlines are HORRID !! Fly on a European airline and you’ll see the difference quickly.
I flew Air France last year to Paris with the wife. Brand new Airbus A350, immaculately clean, excellent service, real food and REAL flight attendants.
The flight attendants were all french women in nice uniforms with nice outfits and even the older ones still looked nice. They also all had great attitudes and we loved that flight.

Meanwhile on US airlines, the planes are old, filthy, they might give you peanuts and a coke even in business class and half the flight attendants are angry gay men with a bad attitude. NO THANKS !

    Skeptic · May 7, 2024 at 6:06 pm

    Key word: American Airlines.

Tar · May 8, 2024 at 3:23 pm

Maybe I’m a rare bird (in fact, I KNOW I’m a rare bird), but as an HOA / Condo manager for the last seventeen years, I personally don’t abuse my authority. I could easily do so… but I don’t. Many men can withstand adversity, but to truly test their character, give them power.

I don’t steal. I don’t do graft. I don’t unfairly punish or single people out. I INSIST that my Boards of Directors follow the law and not violate their own regulations (in fact, I got fired for it once, when their regs cited a Federal statute and not the State one, and were illegally towing people for commercial vehicles that didn’t fall under the Federal statute they named).

I DO accept a lunch from my contractors sometimes… it gives me a chance to talk to them off the books about things. I DO salvage every useful bit of scrap and stuff people randomly abandon or throw out onto the common area, assuming I can use it (I got a TON of nice grill work for my fire pits on the mountain this way, as well as a buncha other neat shit). I DO offer off-the-books help and services, on my own time, outside the Association’s hours and on the customer’s dime.

If I cite somebody over violating the regs? It’s after I’ve warned them verbally at least twice, issued them multiple warning citations, and I follow the State-imposed regs to the letter when it comes to how our violation process has to roll. I’ve advised several communities on how this process works. Outside of that? Lately they’ve been expecting me to be a damn security officer on top of everything else (I currently manage a condo in a sketchy-ass neighborhood where nobody calls the cops – they call me instead). Last week I had a crackhead try to start a fight with me for throwing his nasty-ass girlfriend out of one of our laundry rooms where she decided to take a nap.

It’s a largely thankless profession and everybody thinks I’m some kind of tyrant (in fact, I joke about it all the time). Sadly I haven’t been gifted with the powers of ESP, force-choking people like Darth Vader (or that badass lightning shit Palpatine throws around), force-suggestion (“I need to mow my lawn at least once a month and pick up after my dog when it shits on the common area”), or making the government do its fucking job.

If I was so gifted… I’d be fucking President (Emperor, actually, but that’s not what it says in the Constitution).

Aesop · May 9, 2024 at 7:18 am

Your analysis of the situation is correct: no safety concern was in play. Class action lawsuits are in order to tune up the air carriers. And a particularly nasty one by the plaintiff if there were no substantiated federal charges filed against the passenger. US attorneys are not going to sacrifice their batting average for Waiter Kent or Waitress Karen’s raging case of butthurt and overreach. Something on the order of mid-seven figures should be the opening bid.

As for tuning up the waiters and waitresses, just an observation:
If you get sideways with them in-flight, it’s always a federal beef, and potential addition to the No-Fly list.

If one were so inclined to wait and beat the living sh*t out of them in the airport or in town after deplaning, it’s simple assault, usually a paltry local misdemeanor, and only then if you get caught in flagrante. Executed well, it could be written off as an uncomplicated mugging, and thrown in the unsolved file forever.

IANAL, but that would seem to suggest a much more prudent course of action given the two options.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, and also when no one’s looking, usually with a belt rolled around your hand, while clutching a roll of dimes. And perhaps wearing a balaclava. Make customer service great again.

Most people’s interactions in life are tempered by the knowledge that discourtesy can get your dental coverage activated. For most of life’s interpersonal communications, that tends to keep everyone centered.

Also, airlines tend to have certain policies in place, precluding bruised and lumped-up waiters and waitresses from serving in-flight refreshments. If the same culprits keep missing musters because of black eyes and such, their careers at altitude will either take a turn towards less lippy service, or they’ll be forced to go back to work at the post office and DMV.

Do with that information what you will.

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