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It’s not uncommon to hear Diamond Medallions saying “Do You Know Who I Am” or “DYKWIA, however as more details come out about the Delta First Class Passenger Assaults Flight Attendant we now learn that this passenger also pulled a DYKWIA during the flight.
In addition, Joseph Daniel Hudek, the passenger who attacked the flight crew, wasn’t just on a buddy pass, he was the son of a Delta customer service agent. One of the privileges for working for an airline is that your children can also fly for free. No word on whether the Delta employee will face any disciplinary action for what happened with her son.
Per the Daily Mail,
A man who attacked two flight attendants and several passengers while he tried to open an exit door mid-flight yelled, ‘Don’t you know who I am?’, according to the FBI.
Joseph Daniel Hudek IV, the son of a Delta airlines employee, was flying first class on a ‘dependent pass’ from Seattle to Beijing on Thursday when his sudden rampage caused the plane to divert back to Washington about an hour after takeoff.
Hudek, who punched a flight attendant and an intervening passenger, had two wine bottles smashed over his head before he was eventually restrained, according to a probable cause document.
He now faces a felony charge of interfering with a flight crew, which carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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