London-bound jet returns to Miami over maskless passenger

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami less than an hour into the flight after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline.

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1/20/2022 11:23:00 PM

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami less than an hour into the flight after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline.

An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday evening without incident.

January 20, 2022 GMTFILE - American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, reported a loss of $931 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had a loss of $1.44. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.42 per share. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

FILE - American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, reported a loss of $931 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had a loss of $1.44. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.42 per share. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

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Throw her in the slammer, then make her pay compensation to the airline and to each and every passenger. Nobody gets to disobey the captain’s order on a flight. Hi Give her a couple of sleeping pills that will keep her sedated for16 hours Fly to London drop the rest of the passengers off and then fly her back to Miami.

Good for AmericanAir ! When it’s safe to travel for leisure again I will be booking my flights with AA. I’m done with SouthwestAir FOREVER. Can we get a mandate for flying at least. They’re gonna blame you anyway POTUS C’mon. Be bold! Every person on that plane should sue her personally. I'm so sick of hearing about people on planes not just listening to the rules. I feel for those who lost all that time on a plane just for one person who couldn't ask like a normal person.

I would be so pissed off if my day got messed up by an idiot that wouldn't just put on a fucking mask. Who cares? Put it on FFS My community This person needs to be publicly shamed. Name / face. Only deterrent for others to not be an asshole like this. Can’t believe they turned the plane around and cancelled the flight. Preposterous

The passenger is my hero

American Airlines flight to London returns to Miami after passenger refuses to wear maskAmerican Airlines Flight 38 was heading to London with 129 passengers on board when it had to turn back.

I hope her rights weren’t bruised from the door hitting her ass on the way out of the airport. Perhaps it's as simple as adding a question to the online booking system. Will you wear a mask? Yes....proceed No....sorry we can't process your booking False acceptance will result in $100,000 fine charged to credit card and 6 months imprisonment

That passenger should be charged a hefty fine for causing problems for everyone else on that flight. Ban her for life from flying in US. Ban all those who do this and watch how quickly this shit stops! I’m not a big fan what’s happening in the world . This is utterly ridiculous. She should be banned from flying. You don’t want to wear a mask on a flight, charter a flight.

The other passengers should sue for loss of time and any additional expenses. 'When in Rome',,,,, They should have thrown the SOB out of the plane at 5,000 ft.! Permanent no fly list and have to reimburse every one for their time thenurse75 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

American Airlines London-Bound Flight Turns Back to Miami After Passenger Refuses to Wear MaskAmerican Airlines Flight 38, with 129 passengers and 14 crew members, turned back to Miami about an hour into the trip. Hope he/she is banned from flying from all airlines. If you can't behave, you can't fly. End of. International no fly list for life Everyone else pays the price for one idiot.

if they were flying out of Florida I can’t believe the entire plane didn’t b3at his a$$ as soon as the plane turned around UROCKlive1 You either care for society or you dont. If you dont, you should be excluded. Don't make me turn this plane around! They should have put them in the lavatory fir the whole flight

Well, that will cost him plenty of $$$. One can easily assume he is broke. Lol, this is crazy! We need to carry inflatable dingies for these people. Everyone on that flight should sue the anti-masker. Vaccinated, recently recovered from c-19 (that I got from another vaccinated person) here. Stop looking for an enemy other than the virus. Seriously, this is so fucking weird and making life even more difficult for all of us. The virus isn't discriminating, why are any of you?

ghost_of_roger They need to reimburse every thing including the fuel dump, ground crews and the costs to the other passengers. Until this starts happening this childish behavior will continue

American Airlines flight bound for London turns around mid-flight over mask rule complianceAn airplane bound for London was turned around mid-flight after a mask-related disruption, the latest incident in a recent surge in unruly passenger incidents. iPhone Apple SteveJobs UNIVERSE Hel me I very need I'm missing 50 dollar PAYPAL Hap medicine hollandfrance33hotmail.com skymoon emmanuel PayPal Android Ukraine jeru Omicron I_Am_With_Yogi LegendsOfTomorrow Xbox Bitcoin BelleDaylightConcert TejasswiPrakash I thought that only N95 masks are effective according to the CDC anyways? Since when is a plane that was only 54 minutes out from the airport when it turned around mid-flight? The plane landed back at Miami 1 hour and 48 minutes after takeoff. , cnnbrk your headlines are always misleading.

The anti-masker should be sued for damages from every passenger over the delay, plus the cost of the extra fuel, plus the extra landing fees, plus hazard pay for the fight crew, in addition to being banned for life from flying on all FAA regulated carriers. MixedDem Next time any of you cause an auto accident y’all should lose your licenses for life and you should have to pay all costs to anyone you’ve inconvenienced!

antimask fools Why does this passenger just go on AmericanAir “internal” no-fly list? All airlines need to COMBINE lists so these assholes can’t fly AT ALL! I also hope that passenger gets a massive fine & is responsible for all airline delay/return costs, and others sue her too! travel They need to just start putting parachutes on these idiots and booting their asses out of the plane at 23,000 feet instead of turning around. 🪂

If you’re afraid to fly and you spend two hours in the air to get nowhere you cannot be compensated for that. What I would want to do to her cannot be said here. Sue her for all the $$$$ It would Florida. Has Florida won the award for the sewer state of the United States

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LilRdVet2 That means: - DUMPING FUEL - Making passengers miss connecting flights in LDN - Making passengers late/miss meetings or other appts - Inconvenience to ground staff, delaying their work on OTHER planes I hope he was ARRESTED on landing & put on NO FLY list. Put them in the bathroom for the flight & arrest them on the other side.

'Clearly we don't have Air Marshall's anymore' FACTS Fuck that! Those passengers should have the first right to handle the situation All passengers on the flight should SUE the person who created the delay. It is time we take these people to court and make them pay a price for their behavior. Enough is enough and they need to pay the price.

That passenger should bear all the cost of the aborted flight, plus be banned from AA for life. Wear your f**king mask!!! Stop being soo selfish!!! 🤬🤬🤬 I feel as a passenger that followed the rules, you should be able to sue that customer for fucking up your vacay/business trip, or whatever it was. She should have to reimburse every passenger even if they got there later. Civil suits should be abound.

Bravo for AmericanAirlines

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Will he be receiving invoices from the airline, regulators, and all passengers whose time he wasted? FAFO....gonna be the last plane they are ever allowed on.... she should also have to reimburse the airline for fuel and pay a penalty to each and every other passenger AmericanAir Send them the entire bill for time, staff salaries, and fuel in addition to a permanent no-fly list.

It should have just kept going. England has lifted all mask mandates. This person should be in JaIl! Good work AmericanAirlines Fine them the cost of everyone who had to spend a night in an airport because of a missed flight, or had to rebook a flight, or missed paid for events. Ok but can we just quarantine the entire state of Florida at this point?

Well this just makes the airlines look stupid.

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عادت رحلة تابعة لشركة أمريكان_إيرلاينز متجهة إلى لندن إلى ميامي فلوريدا ، بعد أقل من ساعة من بدء الرحلة بعد أن رفض أحد الركاب اتباع التعليمات الفيدرالية لارتداء قناع_الوجه ، وفقًا لشركة الطيران. Well that's dumb! Just continue to London and arrest him there. Now you ruined everyone's trip and they were already exposed.

They should have just ask him to step outside Bill them. I really think it’s time to take flying back to what it was before deregulation. Set your rules whether it’s mask mandates, dress code, carry on baggage rules etc and ENFORCE them. That unruly passenger should be put on a No Fly List. Now the whole class hates that one kid

🗓️ 01.20.2022 🇺🇸 Americans Vaccinated: 🥇 250,028,635 = 1st Vaccine Shot ⬆️ 75.3% 🥇 209,842,610 = 2nd Vaccine Shot ⬆️ 63.2% 🥇 82,450,772 = Vaccine Booster Shot ⬆️ 39.3% ================= 🚨 Americans NOT Vaccinated: 🔴 83,424,455 🖥️ | CDCgov So this person bought a ticket to London, looked at themselves in the mirror and said, I'm going to fuck everyone's day on my flight. Went the airport for 2-4 hrs before an international flight, w/mask; waited at gate, +1hr, got on and ok, now I will be known as that guy!

He would want that mask to cover the pounding to his face I would have delivered if he delayed my trip to London. Shove them out the door at 20,000 feet.

Should be on the no fly list,jailed and prosecuted and a fine. The anti-masker should be required to pay for the extra jet fuel that was consumed and to pay for the inconvenience of the other passengers. I bet if they started getting billed, you couldn't get the mask off of them. Fly the dystopian skies

777 burns costs approx $10K per hour to operate, add those costs to her fine Coming generations will laugh at us in disgust for all this. cupid stunt People are so selfish and stupid. Being asked to wear a mask, not storm the beach at Normandy. I guess we don’t have Air Marshals anymore 🤦‍♂️ Hope the passenger is added to the no fly list.

I am sure the others on the flight loved that.

Everyone else on the flight should get to punch that person in the face upon landing

By The Associated Press January 20, 2022 GMT FILE - American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, reported a loss of $931 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had a loss of $1.44. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.42 per share. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) FILE - American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure, Wednesday, July 21, 2021, near a terminal at Boston Logan International Airport, in Boston. American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, reported a loss of $931 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had a loss of $1.44. Losses, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to $1.42 per share. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File) An American Airlines flight to London returned to Miami after a passenger refused to follow the federal requirement to wear a face mask, according to the airline. The airline called Miami police, and officers escorted a woman off the plane at Miami International Airport Wednesday evening without incident. A spokesperson for the Miami-Dade Police Department said American Airlines staff dealt “administratively” with the passenger. The woman was put on American’s internal no-fly list pending further investigation, an airline spokesman said. Airlines have frequently banned passengers for the duration of the pandemic if they refuse to follow mandatory mask requirements designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. American said there were 129 passengers and 14 crew members on the plane. Pilots turned the Boeing 777 around less than an hour into the transatlantic flight, according to tracking service FlightAware. Airlines reported nearly 6,000 incidents involving unruly passengers last year and 151 in the first two weeks of this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Most of them involved passengers who refused to wear masks.