Man Booted From Plane in ‘Merry Christmas’ Fracas
An irate airline passenger who objected to ‘Merry Christmas’ greetings was reportedly booted off an American Airlines flight at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.
“Don’t say ‘Merry Christmas,’” the grumpy traveler told flight attendants on the Dallas-bound flight on Thursday, the New York Post reported.
The man, who was not named, was escorted off the flight after he refused to calm down. Other passengers cheered as security took him away.
The Yuletide fracas started at the gate when the man objected to ground staff wishing passengers a merry Christmas as they prepared to board the flight.
“You shouldn’t say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas,” the man snapped, according to the Post. “Don’t say, ‘Merry Christmas!’ ”
Once seated on the plane, the man again loudly objected when the pilot and flight attendants used the public address system to wish passengers a happy holiday.