After flying for the first time in nearly two years, I have an even higher appreciation for the jobs that flight attendants do. I always thought it took a special person to spend their days flying from place to place with a bunch of strangers serving them and dealing with some...let's just say less than stellar people, because you know as well as I do that there is no shortage of them on the planet.

I think being a flight attendant now would be even more challenging with the COVID-19 stuff going on STILL, enforcing mask-wearing, and dealing with attitudes which I heard plenty of throughout my two flights over the past weekend. Thankfully, nothing like THIS happened.

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"American Airlines flight # 976  landed safely and taxied to the gate where law enforcement removed and apprehended the passenger,” the airline said in a statement.

The female was transported to a local hospital and the passenger will be banned from ever flying American Airlines again and hopefully...all other airlines too. If you can't behave, you can't fly (that's my personal slogan and opinion).

American Airlines issued a statement about the incident...

"We are outraged by the reports of what took place on board. Acts of violence against our team members will not be tolerated by American Airlines. We have engaged local law enforcement and the FBI and we are working with them to ensure they have all the information they need. The individual involved in this incident will never be allowed to travel with American Airlines in the future, but we will not be satisfied until he has been prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This behavior must stop, and aggressive enforcement and prosecution of the law is the best deterrent.

We thank our crew for their quick action and professionalism to ensure the safety of their fellow team members and customers on board. Our thoughts are with our injured flight attendant and ensuring that she and her fellow crew members have the support they need at this time."

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