JetBlue barred a husband and wife from flying with the airline after they refused to wear proper face masks and became abusive with staff members.
The event, which occurred earlier this week, has since been captured on video. It depicts an unidentified couple raising a commotion on a flight from Fort Lauderdale to San Diego.
The video, captured by Instagram user Alice Rusa, shows the man pushing a crew member while wearing a face mask that dangles from one ear. He then curses angrily and complains about having to wait four hours for his trip.
Regarding why the couple was allegedly thrown off for failing to properly use a face mask, the man claimed flight attendants only gave him “one cock-sucking warning.” “I pulled it over my nose the second he said something,” he claims.
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His wife, who is initially wearing a face mask, tells fellow passengers that her five-year-old son “knocked his face mask off by accident.” She then claims that they “offered to comply” before becoming visibly emotional.
“They’re kicking us off and I don’t know why,” she continues. “We’re American, civilians, everything, that’s it.”
While her husband can still be heard yelling at flight attendants in the background, the woman alleges that one crew member refuses to tell her why they were forced off the plane.
“Let it go viral,” she said. “We’re gonna sue the shit out of them.”
“Everyone I know is an attorney,” she told the flight attendant shortly after.
The man then informed the flight attendant that he was a “vaccinated person” and accused the staff of raising a commotion.
He was seen on camera ordering a flight attendant to turn around and “face everybody,” while pointing his finger at the employee.
As he is removed from the plane, the passengers applaud.
“If a customer refuses to wear a face mask after being asked, crew members will work to de-escalate the situation to the best of their ability to gain compliance prior to removal,” JetBlue said in a statement to NBC News.