Passengers Get Into Fistfight on Southwest Plane
I am really not sure what is going on in the world today, with all this controversial airline news—from racism by the airlines themselves to horrible and even threatening “customer service,” to petty fights on board between passengers—but apparently no airline is safe. Some passengers aboard a Southwest plane that landed in Burbank, Calif., got into a solid round of fisticuffs that was, of course, caught on cellphone video.
CNN reports that Southwest Flight 2530 traveled Sunday from Dallas to California, making a pit stop at Hollywood Burbank Airport before continuing on to Oakland. However, as the plane was making its way to the gate, a fistfight broke out between two men.
Southwest Airline fight @ Burbank Airport pic.twitter.com/FvQcgExKyR
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Cellphone footage shows the two men fighting in a row of seats. One man quickly gets the advantage and forces the other down before unleashing a series of furious punches as others attempt to intervene.
“What is wrong with you?” a woman can be heard asking.
According to the report, one man sustained minor injuries but was able to continue his flight to his final destination, Southwest Airlines told CNN. The other man, a 37-year-old from Lancaster, Calif., was arrested for misdemeanor battery and booked into the Burbank City Jail.
Southwest Airlines commended its employees for reacting quickly to the altercation and preventing it from getting worse.
“Our employees are our everyday heroes and are trained to de-escalate conflict while delivering heartfelt hospitality on nearly 4,000 flights to nearly the half-million customers who fly Southwest every day,” the airline said.