American Airlines kicked a first-class passenger off a flight recently for trying to sneak drinks back to his friends seated in economy—after several attempts of sneaking past flight attendants and lying to them in order to break the rules on the sly.
Over the weekend, a first-class passenger with an entitled streak got kicked off an American Airlines flight for trying to get some drinks to his friends in economy. Katie Genter, a writer for The Points Guy, was in first class on the same flight and detailed the experience.
Apparently the trouble started when the man first boarded the plane; he was in the first class line with two friends – the economy passengers – who had too many carry-ons. Not only did he insist the economy passengers board with him, but he also bullied the gate agents into letting them bring on their excess baggage.
After they boarded the plane, the first-class passenger was offered a welcome drink. He had his and then ordered two more, and when the flight attendant objected that he can only order one at a time, he ordered one for him and one for the stranger next to him – who didn’t even want the drink.
Then the man took both drinks and headed back to economy to try to get them to his friends. A flight attendant stopped him, saying that he and the drinks had to stay in first class. He told the attendant he was going to the bathroom, and the attendant pointed him to the first class lavatory.
Not to be defeated, the man returned to his seat and texted his friends to come up to the bathroom and meet him. But again, the flight attendant stopped the group. Shortly after, an airline representative had the man removed from the flight.