Aviation

Man wearing Burger King crown cops airline ban following racist tirade

JetBlue has reportedly banned a passenger for racially abusing a woman whom he claimed took his seat and kneed him in the stomach.

The man, who was white appearing and wearing what appears to be a paper Burger King crown, was on a JetBlue plane in Kingston, Jamaica that was preparing to fly to New York’s JFK Airport when the incident occurred.

In a video obtained by TMZ, the man was seen yelling “Kick that n***** b*tch off the plane”, with a smirk on his face while a flight attendant asked him to calm down.

“Take your stuff and get out of my seat, please!” he yelled.

“She kneed me in the stomach, why are you in my face?” he continued to shout while an exasperated flight attendant pleaded with him to “shut the f*ck up”.

“I want a lawsuit! I want a f*cking lawsuit right now!” he screamed.

Later in the video, as he continued to ask why the woman who was allegedly in his seat kneed him in the stomach, a woman can be heard saying “because you deserve it”.

The man then stood up and claimed to be “part West African” and said he can say the n-word “any time I want”.

The video cuts to footage of flight attendants attempting to stop a surge of passengers from running toward the man who was standing in the aisle continuing his tirade.

TMZ reported the man was removed by Kingston police.

Travel Weekly has contacted JetBlue for comment and has not yet received a response. However, the airline told the New York Post it has banned the man from flying on its planes.

“We have zero tolerance for racism or harassment, and after reviewing this customer’s abhorrent racist behaviour, we have determined he is no longer welcome to fly JetBlue,” spokesman Derek Dombrowski said.


Featured image credit: TMZ

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Travel Agents

Flight Centre granted loan extension

There was reportedly a great deal of cheering and yahooing coming from Skroo’s office this morning. Discover the cause here.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Travelling family cop jail time over fake illness claims against tour operator

These halfwit travellers posted pics of themselves enjoying their holiday on social media, and even gave positive feedback about their trip via a survey, despite claiming to be ill.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Your ultimate agent guide to WA’s Margaret River region

by Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

Have you always pretended to know everything about the Margaret River region to your clients, despite having never actually been there? Continue the facade with this.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Marriott to more than double all-inclusive portfolio through new deal

Just like the waistline of Travel Weekly’s editor, Marriott’s all-inclusive portfolio of hotels and resorts is expanding.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Meet Rob, the world’s first humanoid robotic bartender at sea

Do you live in fear that one day you will be replaced in your job by a robot? Well, if you’re a bartender on a cruise ship, sadly that day has arrived.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

ACCC backs reauthorisation of Qantas-American Airlines alliance

It looks like Alan Joyce and Doug Parker will be buying each other anniversary gifts for the next few years.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Topdeck responds to allegations of “alarming and unscrupulous corporate conduct”

by Ali Coulton

Topdeck has come under fire from a few customers over what they are claiming to be some dodgy rebooking tactics by the Flight-Centre-owned brand.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

REVEALED: The top-selling souvenir from every country in the world

From camel hair rugs and daggers, to marionettes and worry beads, this study has uncovered exactly which souvenirs travellers are most likely to come home with.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Event Hospitality & Entertainment creates new collection of independent hotels

The company has a new brand for its indy hotels to sit under, which is held up by four pillars (metaphorically speaking, of course).

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

New executive officer appointed for Cultural Attractions of Australia

Do you happen to work at Cultural Attractions of Australia and have recently noticed a fresh face wandering the office hallway? Discover their name and more here.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Aurora Expeditions to launch new Aussie voyages for domestic travellers

The Aussie-owned cruise company is getting ready for a new and unique domestic travel program, which will kick off in June.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

IN PICTURES: Virgin Australia unveils “lounge of the future” at Adelaide Airport

Much to Travel Weekly’s disappointment, the new lounge doesn’t feature robot butlers. However, it does have plenty of bright greenery and ambient lighting.

Share

CommentComments