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.