A passenger wearing a pair of women’s red underwear on his face was kicked off of a United flight in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday. And a second passenger removed himself from the flight in protest over the unfairness of it all. Naturally this happened in South Florida, and there’s video.
In a recording taken by another passenger on the aircraft, the man with ladies’ lingerie on his face can be seen asking whether a mask needs “some sort of certification that’s different than this” in order to meet requirements?
And indeed United’s website helpfully explains a mask is required “with no vents or openings that fully covers their nose and mouth. A face shield alone does not count as a face covering and bandanas are also not permitted.” The man, who was sitting in an exit row seat, was asked to leave the plane.
And that’s when the scenario gets even stranger (except that it happened in South Florida). Another passenger – who was not wearing a mask – decides to intervene and challenge the cabin crew.
He asks whether the earlier passenger was “kicked off for wearing a mask?” The flight attendant tells him that he has to wear a mask. He takes a sip of his coffee as an excuse to keep his mask down, but the crewmember tells him that he needs to wear the mask between sips.
And that’s when the second passenger kicks himself off the plane, declaring “I’m out of here. Forget it. I’m out of here.”
Here’s video of the incident:
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a man on a plane don women’s underwear claiming it’s a face mask, sadly.