A video posted on Twitter on shows a plane full of people clapping as a woman is asked to leave an American Airlines flight due to not having the appropriate face covering.
In the footage, the woman is seen removing her bags from the overhead bins as passengers are seated and ready to depart. All passengers and crew in the cabin appear to have face coverings, apart from the one woman asked to leave the plane.
American Airlines “requires customers to wear a face covering while on board aircraft,” wrote the company in an official statement. “American will deny boarding to customers who don’t comply. American now may also deny future travel for customers who refuse to wear a face covering.”
Ole Karen refused to wear a mask on an @AmericanAir flight so she was KICKED OFF.
— Jonah Rodriguez (@BookofJonah) July 20, 2020
Why the hell would someone pay for a flight and then forfeit their seat because they’re too stubborn to wear a mask? Why bother buying a ticket? How long was this flight? Surely it couldn’t be more than a few hours? Crazy 😜
— Sarah (@sarahgirlwonder) July 20, 2020
How was she allowed to carry on all those bags?!’Guh Bye, Karen.Take your 17 totes and hit the road. I flew American Airlines to Albany on Monday and the recorded announcement was on repeat.”You must wear a mask,or be asked 2 leave”.
— Sabrina Thalblum (@Nandgsmom) July 23, 2020