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A woman who is apparently already on a ‘no-fly list’ for very good reason has been recorded lashing out at check-in staff and leaving a trail of destruction in the latest viral video of an unruly passenger at a U.S. airport. The incident allegedly occurred at the Frontier check-in desk at Orlando International Airport on Friday and has since gone viral.
Originally posted on the aptly named Reddit thread ‘Airport Freakout’ by user u/bbowell77 the video has since been viewed thousands of times with Reddit users expressing concern for the safety and wellbeing of the woman’s children who are seen pleading for her to stop.
“Dads friend sent him this from work. Evidently she was on the no fly list. This is just insane. I feel so bad for the kid’s though,” the original Redditor posted. It appears that after finding out she wouldn’t be allowed to travel, the woman takes out her frustration on the check-in staff.
“I need my ticket for tomorrow,” the woman tells someone on the phone before charging behind the check-in desk and then grabbing and throwing things.
“F*** outta here, b***h, f*** with me!” the woman scream as her child looks on. “F*** with me! Go ahead,” the woman continues ignoring her child’s pleas for her to stop.
At one point, the woman picks up a metal pole and wields it at the check-in desk as if she is about to throw it at the desk or even the check-in staff. She soon drops the pole but starts throwing other things before a security guard arrives and takes hold of her.
“Man that was hard to watch. Those poor kids are terrified while their mother, the person they depend on for everything, loses total control of herself and seems to try to get arrested. She needs to get her anger issues in control before she ruins the lives of those kids,” one Redditor said after watching the video.
Another commentator wrote: “As someone who’s been married for 4 decades to a woman who grew up in a family like this, I can assure you…those scars are there for life.”
Last week, Transportation Security Administrator David Pekoske urged travelers to remain calm ahead of what is expected to be an exceptionally busy weekend for air travel saying passengers should “pack their patience and remain calm”.
“Please help us make travel safe, secure and pleasant on this holiday weekend,” Pekoske continued.
It’s unlikely that the woman was on the federal no-fly list as this is reserved for terror suspects but she may have been banned from traveling with Frontier following an earlier incident. The airline has been contacted for comment.
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