Flight Out of Austin Gets Delayed Because Pilot was Going Through a Divorce
You have a lot of reasons for a flight to be delayed. this is one of the dumbest.
A United Airlines pilot decided to share her life story over the intercom this week. The flight going from Austin to San Francisco was delayed two hours because of her actions. She said she was running late because she was going through a divorce.
She had to be escorted off the flight, and video footage reportedly shows the pilot, who was in civilian clothes, telling passengers she will stop so her co-pillot can fly the plane. At one point she apparently said: “Don’t worry. I’m going to let my co-pilot fly it. He’s a man,” according to Buzzfeed News.
The pilot also made reference to the recent US Presidential election. “I don’t care if you voted for Trump or Clinton, they’re both a*******.” Passengers reportedly tried to get off the plane as the pilot was speaking.
A spokesperson for United Airlines said: “We hold our employees to the highest standards and have replaced this pilot with a new one to operate the flight, which has since departed Austin. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”
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