Social media is full of videos showing airplanes of Trump rioters harassing flight attendants as they headed for the Capitol
Because flight attendants don’t have enough to do, planes full of unruly Trump mobs posed a security risk for various airline employees this week. Many videos of Trump rioters heading for the Capitol building show the extremists bullying flight attendants and other passengers, with one plane full of rioters projecting “Trump 2020” on the ceiling of the plane while screaming in support of their soon-to-be-ousted dictator.
On an American Airlines flight to Dulles International Airport earlier this week, passengers shouted and swore at each other after Trump supporters used the dark cabin to harass others on board with their projection, forcing the flight attendant to turn up cabin lights that had been dimmed and ordered passengers to their seats.
Since 9/11, flight attendants and pilots are trained to keep all passengers safe while in the air while being trained to spot potential terrorism on board (interesting, right?). For the last 10 months, they’ve had to enforce mask-wearing during the pandemic, and now they have to deal with unruly people en route to cause domestic terror in our nation’s capital.
Notorious Trump butt-kisser Jack Posobiec shared a video on Twitter of another plane full of people on their way to attend the riot:
At the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta on Tuesday, rally-goers had an airline worker use her intercom to page “Fight for Trump” on all speakers in the terminal. While this is profoundly dumb to do, it just shows how ingrained the rabid obsession these people have with their cult leader.
In another viral video, a flight attendant is seen dealing with a female passenger who, according to the person onboard recording the video, apparently thought it was funny to screw around with her face mask and make jokes about wearing it or not wearing it to the point where intervention was necessary.
Also this week, Republican Senator Mitt Romney boarded a flight to D.C. where rioters shouted “Traitor” at him both in the airport and while he was boarding.
As a direct result of each of these separately troubling incidents, the larger flight attendant union in the U.S. publicly expressed safety concerns over the pro-Trump mob’s behavior on each flight.
“The mob mentality behavior that took place on several flights to the D.C. area yesterday was unacceptable and threatened the safety and security of every single person onboard,” Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents some 50,000 cabin crew members at United, Alaska and other carriers, told CNBC.
Julie Hedrick, president of the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents American Airlines’ more than 25,000 flight attendants, said in a statement to CNBC that the union is “incredibly concerned about recent politically motivated incidents on board passenger aircraft.”
“Regardless of one’s political beliefs, the cabin of a commercial aircraft must, out of necessity, be a calm environment for the safety of everyone on board,” she said.