Last week, an American Airlines passenger was arrested after fighting with other passengers, when he was refused being served beer on one of their flights from Miami to Saint Croix by the flight crew.
He was charged with Interfering with flight crew attendants which faces up to 20 years in jail if convicted. This news comes not long after the American Airlines Passenger Raped on Redeye Flight, Offered 5K for “Trouble”
Per the Dallas Business Journal,
According to witness statements, Felix was in the bathroom when a flight attendant heard what sounded like Felix dropping things and closing compartments. Thinking the passenger was having trouble unlocking the door, the flight attendant unlocked the door from the outside. Felix then relocked the door, the affidavit said.
After several minutes, Felix emerged from the bathroom and allegedly called the flight attendant a homophobic slur and went back to his seat. Later, as the flight attendant walked through the aisle, Felix requested a beer, the affidavit said, and the attendant refused his request.
Felix then allegedly climbed over the passenger sitting next to him to confront the attendant, and the male passenger he climbed over began to push and pull on each other, the affidavit said.
The other passenger said Felix spit blood at him, and investigators noted blood on the man’s shirt after the incident. The other passenger told investigators he was a law enforcement officer in Saint Croix and knew Felix from previous encounters.
Even once back in his seat, the passenger continued to make threatening statements to the flight attendants until the aircraft landed in Saint Croix, where the passenger was escorted off the plane by the police.
Perhaps, he should have chosen a seat in Main Cabin Extra, which will be rolling out with complimentary beer, wine, and spirits starting on June 5, 2018.