A packed flight from New York City was forced to return to JFK Airport shortly after take off after an angry passenger called a crew member “waiter”. The bizarre incident took place on the flight bound for Guyana. According to Joel Ghansham, the passenger who has now spoken out about the incident, he asked the flight attendant on the American Airlines flight to help put his baggage into the overhead luggage area. But, the business class attended refused, and said: “I don’t do that, I don’t get paid for that.” Another member of staff saw what happened, came over, apologized and helped out.
… The strange battle continued when the same attendant asked him an hour later if he wanted a drink. Ghansham sarcastically responded: “No thank you, waiter.” The flight attendant replied that he had the “power to turn the plane around,” to which Ghansham said: “You must be God, so you do it.” And he did.
… The pilot announced to all on board that he was turning the plane around, and Ghansham was let off at JFK, before the flight continued on to its destination, with the passenger being accused of arguing and disrupting the flight.
… According to the New York Post, Ghansham got an apology letter from AA later on.
Here is the story in the words of the passenger. Watch the video below: