A Southwest passenger on a flight to Orlando, Florida, was recorded screaming and swearing at the parent of a child who wouldn’t stop crying.
The epic rage – uttered by a grown man, not a toddler – sent another passenger into hysterics when he screamed about the baby crying continuously for 45 minutes, before being caught by authorities at the airport.
The ordeal unfolded when their flight was forced into a holding pattern around an area outside of Palm Beach due to bad weather – at which point the young baby started crying.
Obviously frustrated by the wailing baby, the man begins his rant about how he paid for a ticket for a comfortable flight, but the plan is thwarted by the baby’s screams.
It’s unclear when the video was taken, but it was uploaded to TikTok a day ago – and has been viewed 167,000 times.
The Southwest passenger (right) was screaming because a child had not stopped crying for 45 minutes. His wife, who was sitting next to him, tried to calm him down with little success
He was approached by the authorities, including the police, when they finally arrived at the Orlando Airport
During his expletives, directed at the parents of the screaming child, the rowdy passenger says: We’re in the can with the baby in the fucking echo chamber and you wanna talk to me about getting fuckin’ OK?’
The Southwest worker, trying to calm the situation down, said to him: ‘OK, since you screamed…’
But she is quickly cut short with the male shouting back: ‘So is the baby!’
When the flight attendant tried to argue back and say it was different because she was actually an adult, the screaming customer screamed: ‘Did that bastard pay extra to scream?
‘F**k you and shut up.’
When his wife quickly tried to calm him down, the passenger was heard saying: ‘I don’t care.
‘F**k, lower that baby voice. I’m triggered, fuck it.’
Passengers were left laughing at the man – who wouldn’t stop screaming about the wailing baby
After the flight attendant appeared to try to rebuke him for his swearing-in attack, he added: “I know a lawyer like you is an asshole, I have rights.”
“If I didn’t say anything we would be sitting on this damn flight with a child crying for 45 minutes.” Bulls**t.’
But the aerial saga doesn’t end there. At first, the rowdy passengers refused to get off the plane.
Then upon landing at Orlando Airport, the passenger was seen surrounded by authorities – including police officers – as he filed his case claiming that his actions were justified because he should not have been disturbed.
Orlando Police have been contacted for comment. It’s unclear whether the man was disciplined by law enforcement, or by the airline.
The ordeal left social media users hysterical – with one comment: ‘Have we tried swaddling this man? He needs some calming techniques.’
Another said: ‘Ya know…as someone who is childless…I understand,’ as a third added: ‘I feel the pain.’
A fourth said: ‘I get the frustration but umm, it’s a kid. He made it worse. When she said did the baby pay extra, I screamed.’