A Southwest Airlines passenger was kicked off a flight for demanding an aisle seat on the full plane.
Southwest’s “Karen and Karen 2.0” were kicked off a flight after they insisted on aisle seats on a full flight.
on August 9, 2021 by Gary Leff
After boarding late aboard a Southwest Airlines flight from Sacramento to San Diego on July 15 and shouting at customers to relocate so that the mother and daughter pair could seat together with an aisle, two ladies have been nicknamed “Karen and Karen 2.0.”
“We have families,” one flight attendant said. We have little children. We can’t have people screaming at one other.” The daughter, on the other hand, said she wasn’t screaming, but rather “trying to make an announcement.” However, the statement became a threat — directed at the flight attendant.
According to the viral video, which has almost half a million views, when a flight attendant offered to contact a supervisor to address the issue, the daughter turns to the flight attendant and says her mother would grab, scream, and weep.
Another flight attendant had to approach them and tell them they couldn’t make such comments or they’d be kicked off the plane.
When someone moved to give the mother an aisle seat, the situation became grim for the cause of justice. However, another flight attendant told them that their threats were “unsafe,” and both passengers were escorted from the plane.
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The two-hour delay evolved into a three-hour delay, with the other passengers on the flight cheering the ladies being taken off the plane as a result of their flying privilege.
The lesson is that when booking Southwest, you must first grasp how the airline operates. There are no reserved seats, and seating is first-come, first-served. Passengers who have previously boarded an earlier leg of a ‘through flight’ are given first priority. There are people that are given additional time and are allowed to board first. Then there are full price travelers, elites, and those who have paid to be automatically checked in. Priority boarding is available between the A and B groups for individuals who did not get a low boarding group number (such as elites who may have changed flights within 24 hours of departure and family boarding). Then there’s the rest of the group, which is organized by check-in time.
By the way, open seating is a godsend for new parents with a lap child because if there are vacant seats on the aircraft, it will be right next to them – no one wants to sit next to a crying baby, so they get the extra seat for free. Business travelers will appreciate how nicely things work out.