Budget Airline Brawls: Fists Fly On Frontier Flight Over Luggage Removal Speed

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On this edition of Budget Airline Brawls®, we have dad strength vs. a Bradley Beal fan in a war that erupts over luggage removal speed, according to eyewitnesses who were on the Frontier flight from Philly to Miami International. A Miami hip hop artist with 10,000 Instagram fans claims Bradley Beal fan was badgering the old man over how long it was taking to remove his bags, and from there it was go time.

Beal gets bulldozed into a row of seats and old man strength goes to work. The flight crew, probably making a solid $30k a year, rushes in to regain control, but dad strength isn’t done with Beal. Then we have the flight attendant on the mic saying “break it up” and “get the cops.”

According to Fox News, the cops did come and Beal decided to head on without pressing charges. In other words, Beal understood this was just biz when you’re on another edition of Budget Airline Brawls. This is life when you’re slumming it for $79 roundtrip (and slide that tiny personal item suitcase under the seat!) to get your South Beach fix.


Now, let’s address this luggage removal speed thing that’s such a huge issue with people on flights. I get that you just rode on a plane in a seat that feels like sitting on concrete. I get that it’s the Greyhound of the Skies®. What I can’t understand is how luggage removal speed sends people over the edge. It’s absolutely a triggering situation for hundreds of thousands of airline passengers.

Someone help me understand the psychology of people deplaning and their big hurry — minus the people freaking over missing a flight. I’m getting to the age where I just sit there and let people 10 rows behind me go ahead and fight their way through. If they’re in that big of a hurry, the last thing I want to do is ruin their lives.

Go ahead, chief. Enjoy that extra five minutes of vacation.

You guys fly a ton. Let me know what’s going on inside the brains of those who are triggered over luggage removal 40 times.

Email: joekinsey@gmail.com

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. Luggage removal speed is pretty damn annoying. As a light traveler I usually just bring a backpack if it’s just a weekend trip. Fits under the seat and it’s ready to go. If you have multiple or large bags just check em. What’s 15min of your vacation waiting on your bags to hit baggage claim? Last thing I wanna do after being crammed in for 3hrs is wait on people dicking around pulling out 4 bags of luggage spread across 3 bins. I just want to be able to move, stretch, and get the fuck off the plane. Now, I will say, this is not a hill I’m willing to die on. I just deal with it and travel with the understanding that most people are dumb and inconsiderate.

    • I agree. It’s not so much the getting the bags out of the overheard, it’s the sitting there while every passenger in front of you is at baggage claim already, THEN realizing it’s time to get up and dick around pulling down luggage.

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