Flight Attendants Union Calls for Trump Rioters to Banned from Flights Homes
Jan 09 2021
The pilot of an American Airlines flight from Washington DC to Phoenix threatened pro-Trump passengers with being kicked off if they did not "behave".
"We will continue to enforce policies that ensure our customers' and team members' safety and well-being", the airline said in a statement.
"U.S airlines and law enforcement agencies bolstered security at Washington-area airports after reports of "mob behavior" by supporters of President Donald Trump on flights into the region before Wednesday's siege on the U.S. Capitol", raising concern about their departure.
American and United's response comes a day after the union repping nearly 50,000 flight attendants called on airlines and law enforcement to act after "the mob mentality behavior" on several flights. which it says "threatened the safety and security" of all passengers and crew members.
In a statement, Sara Nelson-the global president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA)-called for the restriction of travel for those involved with Wednesday's insurrection.
"Delta continually works with law enforcement agencies and all aviation stakeholders to enact methods - both seen and unseen - as part of our unwavering efforts to keep everyone safe at our airports and on our flights". It will not happen again.
"There's a reason that there are strict penalties and fines for failing to comply with crew member instructions", she said. The union feels it's unsafe for those who participated in the insurrection at the Capitol to be allowed back onto airplanes.
The beefed-up security at Dulles International and Reagan National airports comes amid outrage at the mob of MAGA protesters who smashed their way into the seat of American democracy.
"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", AFPA president Julie Hedrick said in a statement. I'm on a plane full of patriots flying from DC to Phoenix and we started chanting "USA".and the Captain came on said told us he'd drop us off in Kansas if he had to if we didn't obey their every single rule.