Hey all, yet another installment for your reading desires (my second). This time without pics but this is not your typical TR
--Things started out ok enough. Trying to make my way back to ATL
. I was originally scheduled for DL
1285. For this of you that have been watching the weather today, things aren't so hot in ATL
so of course the flights are stacking up. I didn't get on my original flight but am confirmed on DL1326. The a/c actually just pulled into the gate.
--Anyway, when I realized I would be getting on my flight I ventured over to C10
to get away from the crowd. JFK
was actually boarding at C10
as well. Well, no sooner than I popped on my headphones, I start to hear screaming from the jet bridge. There is a GROWN woman on the ground kicking and fighting the gate agent because they wouldn't let her on board with her THREE carry-on bags. As graphic as it sounds, this wasn't the worst. A supervisor was on the scene soonest trying to calm this woman down. She was with her husband and 2 small children btw (they were clearly shaken by her attitude). After about 5 minutes of back and forth he then tells her she is not getting on the flight and she needs to remove herself from the doorway-all hell breaks loose. She starts to curse and swear and then jumped up forcing herself by him. I mean, this guy must have been at least 6 feet and a little over 220 lbs and he had to physically block the jet bridge door by spreading his legs and arms. Her husband was trying to her her back and the kids started to cry, It was quite sad.
--The gates were pretty busy with everyone doing something (despite all the commotion, the location of C10
made things hard to see/hear). The other female agent finally got on the phone and called security. Not even 2 minutes later, Raleigh Police show at the gate, one with pepper spray at the ready and the other starting directly towards this disturbed woman. It took both cops and the supervisor to get her down. They handcuffed her but...that' not it...she immediately let her body go limp not allowing them to walk her away and they had to drag her from under both arms with her heels going across the terminal floor.
I have NEVER witnessed anything like this in my life. It was very obvious that her husband was more than embarrassed and really did try to help but she wasn't hearing it from ANYONE.
Just thought I would share my experience today.
For thos interested, a full TR
with photos can be found below from my last journey.
D E L T A Fun RDU-ATL In F 9/13/2010 (Pics) (by FlyASAGuy2005 Sep 17 2010 in Trip Reports)[Edited 2010-09-26 14:02:40]
[Edited 2010-09-26 14:06:25]
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