'Angry woman kicked off Delta airlines flight' after complaining about sitting next to mother and baby

A furious woman was told she would be thrown off a plane after she complained about having to sit next to a mother and her baby.

The angry passenger also threatened to try to have a flight attendant on the Delta Airlines plane fired during an alleged expletive-filled tirade.

The mother, 19-year-old Marissa Rundell, was on a flight from JFK to Syracuse, New York state, with eight-month-old Mason when the woman boarded.

Ms Rundell said the woman started complaining just after she got onto the plane on February 6.

Marissa Rundell filmed the moment a flight attendant called Tabitha intervened

She told the Daily Mail: “She came to the back and slammed her bags down. She said ‘this is f****** ridiculous. It’s bulls*** having to sit in the back of the plane’.”

“I said please watch your language she told me to shut the f*** up and shove it,” she added.

Ms Rundell, from Rochester, New York, said the woman continued to complain about sitting next to a crying baby, but added that Mason “wasn’t crying or fussing at all”.

She filmed the moment a flight attendant named Tabitha came to try and calm the situation.

In the clip, Tabitha offers to seat the woman on the next flight, to which she exclaims “I can’t” and demands the flight attendant state her name.

Tabitha replies with her name and employee number, after which the passenger says “thank you Tabitha, you may not have a job tomorrow.”

The woman immediately became apologetic when she was informed by Tabitha that she would be removed from the flight, saying “I can’t”.

She said: “I apologise. I’m sorry, I was really stressed out.”

Ms Rundell said the woman was eventually removed from the plane but repeatedly refused to leave, remonstrating with the flight staff for 10 minutes.

She posted the clip on Facebook alongside the comment: “This lady thought she was going to be rude to me and Mason now she has no way home today.

“Thank you to the lovely Delta flight attendant for not letting this women bully us. Karma is a b****.”

A Delta Airlines spokesman said: “We ask that customers embrace civility and respect one another when flying Delta. This customer’s behavior toward a fellow customer on a flight from New York to Syracuse was not in keeping with those standards.

“We appreciate our Endeavor Air flight attendant’s commitment to Delta’s core values and apologize to the other customers on board flight 4017 who experienced the disturbance.”  

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