A couple was kicked off an Atlanta-bound Delta flight in Florida for starting a commotion and using profanities. Witnesses said they created a disturbance and engaged in an expletive-laced tirade against a flight attendant as the plane was set to leave the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Brianna Morfesi who was on the same flight said one of the disruptive passengers, a woman, insulted a flight attendant. "Right when we started taking off, she just started going at it with the whole cussing, yelling and being really obnoxious. She was just yelling, just in general, everything she was saying, she was screaming, she was cursing like a sailor. If you go to a bar and there's a drunk person, she was that person on the plane."
The flight crew asked the captain to head back to the terminal and drop off the unruly passengers.
While the couple asked "What did I do wrong!?" they didn't stop their profanity-laden rant.
"Once they got kicked off the plane, it was kind of this relief, everyone was like yes! It was so bad!" Morfesi told a local TV station that they faced a minor delay but were able to reach Atlanta without further incidents.
On social media Chris Johnson commented: I feel so bad for the flight crews that face individuals like this. It's not right. Flight Attendants work so hard to ensure your safety, and it's just not right to treat them so badly. I always thank them when I fly!
And Mike DuBose when asked why law enforcement didn't arrest them, said: The local sheriff has nothing to do with filing charges, assaulting or intimidating a flight attendant is a federal offence. Assaulting a crewmember is punishable by up to 20 years' imprisonment, and a fine of up to $250,000. The maximum civil penalty for interfering with a crewmember is a fine of up to $25,000. Hope those two get the maximum punishment.