Passenger Claims He is the Devil, Allegedly Punches Female Companion, and Causes Diversion

by Anthony Losanno

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2024 might be only six days old, but it has been quite hectic onboard flights around the world with passengers behaving badly (see here and here), a terrifying incident on a Boeing 737 MAX 9 (more here), and a fiery crash in Japan. Here’s yet another incident of a passenger freaking out at 35,000 feet.

JetBlue flight B6 180 was traveling between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) when one passenger freaked out, allegedly punched a woman he was traveling with, and proclaimed himself to be the devil. The man did not stop at reportedly assaulting the woman as he continued to pound on a lavatory door that flight attendants ushered her into for safety. The plane diverted to Orlando International Airport (MCO) as a result.

The passengers involved have not been identified publicly since the incident occurred on January 4th and caused passengers to not reach Boston until the early morning of January 5th. The passenger is seen wearing a hoodie and baseball hat while being escorted off the plane in the video above. The New York Post reports that the passenger was not arrested, but was intoxicated and brought to a local hospital.

Anthony’s Take: We’re less than a week into 2024 and passengers are behaving particularly poorly. This is the third incident I’ve reported on and I’m sure there will be many more this year.

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