That’s when things escalated because there is no joking about free vodka on Southwest Airlines. “She came by and was like, ‘I don’t think that and I didn’t like your joke,’” Uzelac said. “Then my wife tried to butt in there and say, ‘Look it, we’ve been on this plane for hours.’ And she says, ‘Well, so have I, so get used to it.’” Where is a U.S. Federal Air Marshal agent when you need one during an emergency, right? I mean, dispatching a joke about free vodka on a plane? This is 2019 and we can’t have any of that.
“We’re all tired here. And that’s no way to speak to a passenger,” Mrs. Uzelac said. Peter said he tried to record the tense situation but his phone wasn’t working. Maybe the stewardess is a tequila fan and was offended that he asked for vodka?
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The flight attendant walked to the front of the plane to use the phone. The airplane allegedly then taxied back to the terminal and parked. Minutes later, three deputies from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department walked onboard the airplane. Uzelac said that the officers escorted the man off the plane as the man threatened to sue the airline company as he was kicked off.
“I stood up and told the officer that the flight attendant started all the trouble and other people shouted that the man did nothing wrong,” Uzelac said. The stewardess sounds like she could use a drink.
Uzelac said the man was completely behaved and “if anyone was unruly, it was me.” Uzelac filed a formal complaint against the airline. “I feel bad for the guy — he should sue the airline,” he said. “I have been flying for decades, and I’ve never ever seen anything like this.”
A Southwest Airlines spokesperson told Yahoo Lifestyle: “We regret any less-than-positive experience a customer has onboard our aircraft. We welcome over 100 million customers each year, and we aim to maintain the comfort of all while delivering Southwest hospitality. We will share this report with our Customer Relations Team.”
After the lawsuit, Southwest will owe this gentleman more than a vodka tonic. Coincidentally, if they had just handed out free vodka, all of this drama could have been completely avoided.
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