A flight attendant on a SkyWest Airlines flight reportedly threw five passengers off the plane on Saturday when they were arguing that a cell phone was in flight mode.
The plane was about to fly from Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Atlanta when the flight attendant announced that flight attendant Robyn Rodgers could not get her phone into flight mode after repeated requests.
"I showed it to you so you know," she said in a video about the incident. "And you left and you went crazy."
"I will not quarrel with you," the flight attendant can hear in the video of the meeting. Team Assignments are Team Assignments and have been asked several times during the announcement to put your phone into airplane mode. "
Rodgers told their story page Inside Inside.
"She stood over me, I saw her standing over me and it was just very intimidating, her arms were folded and she was somehow on top of me watching me," she asserts.
Rodgers insisted that she comply, but she was still told that she would be booted from the flight.
"It was stressful and it was a bit scary because I saw people pulling in other videos from other flights." She told Inside Edition.
What followed was a mutiny by other passengers.
"She agreed!" said a male passenger. "I was actually here, right behind her."
Police were called and five passengers, including a small child, were told to get out.
One of the passengers carried cried in the incident and said, "I'm from Texas – what should I do?"
Rodgers later wrote about the situation on Instagram.
"I told her," I know how to turn on flight mode – you do not have to stand over me. "Rodgers said. "She got upset and said," If you do that, we can go back to the gate and you can get out. "I held up my phone to show her that the flight mode was on."
In response to the incident, Delta Air Lines, which SkyWest Airlines operates, said, "We take all allegations of discrimination seriously and review reports." Airline also said that every passenger who was stranded was housed.
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