Someone tried hijacking our plane from LAX to ATL pic.twitter.com/fkPDPR60hu
— AB (@alifuckingburns) June 12, 2021
So far there have been 2900 airline disputes in 2021. 2200 were mask-related.
Apparently, it started when the insane passenger grabbed the intercom and told everyone to prepare for the worst and grab their oxygen masks before trying to jimmy the cabin door open, so maybe this was some kind of fucked up mask protest.
According to passengers, the perp was wearing a helmet and attacked a couple of flight attendants before passengers went into full hero mode.
The ATL-bound flight made an emergency landing in OKC where the hijacker was forcibly removed by about 20 giant border patrol guys and 10 german shepherds.
I think the flying public needs to be ready to spring into action on flights as we start post-pandemic travel. Mental health being what it is, I’m fully expecting some triggered, mentally unwell person on every one of my flights going forward. If called to grab an ankle or make a move on a suspected hijacker with a series of hand signals and winks from an air marshal, we need to be ready.
It’s probably not a terrible idea to learn sign language or become fluent in Spanish and French so you can be an effective ankle grabber, because 2021-22 is going to be lit, as the kids say.