Airline passenger tossed off plane after going nuts over staff’s ‘Merry Christmas’
One man tried to wage his own personal “war on Christmas” and he lost.
A passenger was tossed off a plane at La Guardia Airport on Tuesday after flipping out — because airline workers wished him a merry Christmas.
The man was waiting to board American Airlines Flight 1140 to Dallas when a cheerful gate agent began welcoming everyone with the Yuletide greeting while checking boarding passes.
The grumpy passenger, who appeared to be traveling alone, barked at the woman, “You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas.”
Once on the plane, he was warmly greeted by a flight attendant who also wished him a “merry Christmas.” That was the last straw.
“Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’?” the man raged before lecturing the attendants and the pilot about their faux pas.
The crew tried to calm the unidentified man, but he refused to back down and continued hectoring them.
He was escorted off the plane as other fliers burst into cheers and applause.
What a jackass.
If someone wants to wish you a Merry Christmas or for that matter, Happy Hanukkah or even, “Have a terrific Ramadan” — great. Be polite because it’s not all about you and what you believe. That’s particularly true in a Christian country during the biggest holiday of the year. If you can’t handle that, then yeah, it’s great to see you get bounced off a plane and I’d have been one of the people cheering and applauding when it happened.