WATCH: Delta Removes Passenger From Flight For Using Restroom
A Delta airlines passenger was forced from a plane because he used the bathroom while waiting on the tarmac. According to accounts in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, kicking the passenger off was “outrageous.”
Delta airlines responded saying that federal law requires passengers to comply with this, and many other rules.
Here’s there official statement: “Our flight crews are extensively trained to ensure the safety and security of all customers. It is imperative that passengers comply with crew instructions during all phases of flight, especially at the critical points of takeoff and landing.”
The flight was bound from Atlanta to Milwaukee on April 18 when passenger Kima Hamilton needed to use the restroom. A flight attendant decilined his original request, saying that the plane would lose it’s place in line. Hamilton returned to his seat but then ran quickly to use the bathroom anyways.
Here is one user account regarding the first attempt by the airline to remove the passenger from the plane.
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“After waiting on tarmac with no foreseeable information that we would take off anytime soon, passenger quickly used bathroom (less than 1 minute). Delta determined to return to the gate (not too far away!) and remove the passenger. This is the first Delta employee who came on (Horatio) speaking not very kindly to the passenger.”
According to the descriptor on the video, the flight wouldn’t be taking off “anytime soon.” I know speaking from personal experience, when you are delayed on a tarmac and have to use the restroom, it’s a super uncomfortable feeling.
Author: Jim Satney
PrepForThat’s Editor and lead writer for political, survival, and weather categories.