London-bound flight TURNS BACK because passenger wouldn't wear a mask

London-bound American Airlines flight turns back to Miami an HOUR AND HALF into journey because ‘disruptivefemale passenger refused to wear a mask

  • The American Airlines Flight AAL38 came back to Miami International Airport and was met by police
  • The passenger, a woman in her 40s, was escorted off the plane, according to Miami-Dade police.
  • She was not arrested but has been added to American Airlines’s internal no-fly list pending an investigation
  • The flight – Video's wys hoe vliegtuie 'na aan mekaar vlieg' 777 dra 129 passasiers en 14 crew members to Heathrow in Londonwas approximately 500 miles into a 4,400-mile flight
  • American Airlines apologized in a statement Thursday
  • Were you on American Airlines Flight 38? Contact us at newsUS@dailymail.com
  • A flight from Miami to Londen Wednesday night turned around and went back to the point of departure because a passenger refused to follow the federal mask mandate on planes.

    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 ‘administrativelywith the passenger.

    The passenger, a woman in her 40s, was not arrested. It was unclear if she was British or American. She was put on American Airline’s internal no-fly list pending further investigation.

    American said there were 129 passasiers en 14 crew members on the plane. Pilots turned the Boeing 777 around about 500 miles into the 4,400-mile transatlantic flight.

    A London-bound American Airlines flight turned back about 500 miles into its 4,400-mile journey from Miami

    An American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure as flight crews look on

    An American Airlines passenger jets prepare for departure as flight crews look on








    The airline apologized in a statement Thursday.

    ‘Flight 38 with service from Miami (MIA) to London (LHR) returned to MIA due to disruptive customer refusing to comply with the federal mask requirement,’ 'n woordvoerder gesê. ‘The flight landed at MIA where local law enforcement met the aircraft. We thank our crew for their professionalism and apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.

    The flight was canceled as a result of the incident. Many passengers had to stay overnight in Miami to catch a re-booked flight on Thursday.

    ‘We weren’t given any instructions, just told that we had to go back and now we can’t get our luggage,’ said one passenger to CBS4.

    Many on the plane had were completely in the dark on why the flight returned to Miami.

    ‘They wouldn’t really say anything and I don’t think they told the flight attendants anything because all they would say is there was an extreme incident and they had to turn around,’ said another passenger.

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    Southwest CEO Gary Kelly said he does not think masks add much protection on the planes

    het vroeër vanjaar aangekondig dat dit 'n nul-verdraagsaamheidsbeleid vir oproerige passasiers sal begin afdwing ná 'n toename in berigte van aggressiewe gedrag op vlugte (links) and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly (reg) testified in December that they don’t believe travelers should be forced to wear masks on flights any longer

    In mid-December, American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said he does not think masks should be required on planes any longereven as new cases of the Omicron variant spread across the nation.

    At a Senate hearing about the financial support airlines received in 2020 en 2021, Sy. Roger Wicker, the ranking Republican on the Senate committee, asked Parker and Southwest CEO Gary Kelly their thoughts on the federal government’s mask mandate for flying.

    ‘I think the case is very strong that masks don’t add very much, indien enigiets, in the air cabin environment,’ Kelly gesê. ‘It is very safe and very high quality compared to any other indoor setting.

    Both he and Parker pointed out that airlines improved airflow on board their planes in the wake of the pandemic, noting that high-grade HEPA air filters on planes capture almost all airborne contamination and the cabin air is often exchanged with fresh air from outside.

    ‘I concur,’ said Parker, Volgens CNN. ‘An aircraft is the safest place you can be.

    ‘It’s true of all of our aircraftsthey all have the same HEPA filters and airflow.

    The Transportation Safety Administration first announced its mask mandate for all travelers last year, and extended it in April, with an expiration date of September 13, before extending it again in August through March 2022.

    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.

    In Desember, a Florida man wearing red women’s underwear as a face mask was kicked off an airplane prior to takeofffollowed by other passengers who also got off in support.

    Video footage of the Wednesday morning incident shows staff on United Airlines confronting Adam Jenne, who had underwear covering his nose and mouth, as he waited onboard for his flight from Fort Lauderdale to Washington to take off.

    ‘You’re going to have to come off the airplane. We’re not going to let you travel,’ said a flight attendant in a cell phone video recorded by a passenger.

    ‘Hoekom?’ responded Jenne in the video, wat verkry is deur Fox4.

    ‘You’re not in mask compliance,’ said the attendant in the video.

    Jenne, 38, of Cape Coral, Florida, told the outlet that the underwear was within TSA guidelinesa federal law until at least Maydespite the fact that he doesn’t agree with the rule requiring passengers to wear masks on planes.

    SKRIF AF VIR VIDEO

    A United Airlines staff member confronts Adam Jenne, op die foto, for wearing red women's underwear as a face mask

    A second United Airlines staff member confronts Adam Jenne, op die foto, for wearing red women's underwear as a face mask

    Video footage shows United Airlines staff confront Adam Jenne, op die foto, with underwear covering his nose and mouth, onboard a flight from Fort Lauderale to Washington DC

    Op die foto: Jenne exiting his seat after being kicked off of a United Airlines flight for not complying with the face mask rule, despite wearing underwear on his face, op Woensdag

    Op die foto: Jenne exiting his seat after being kicked off of a United Airlines flight for not complying with the face mask rule, despite wearing underwear on his face, op Woensdag

    Jenne said that the underwear complied with TSA guidelines - a federal law until at least May - despite the fact that he disagrees with the rule requiring passengers to wear masks on a plane

    Jenne said that the underwear complied with TSA guidelinesa federal law until at least Maydespite the fact that he disagrees with the rule requiring passengers to wear masks on a plane