Man boarded plane wearing chinstrap panties and got into a fight with flight attendant

United Airlines on Wednesday ejected a passenger from a plane that she was wearing a thong on her face as a mask, before taking off on your flight between Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Washington DC

Adam Jenne, 38, wore this garment instead of a mask to illustrate the “absurdity” of the rule that requires a mask to be worn on airplanes due to covid-19, as he explained the chain NBC2 News.

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“Wearing a woman’s intimate garment over my face looked perfect,” in protest, he said, at a time when coronavirus cases have again increased in the United States due to the Omicron variant, with nearly 144,000 positives confirmed within the last 24 hours.

A protest, the reason why a man wanted to fly with a thong as a chin strap

For Jenne, there is no point in asking passengers to wear face masks until the plane reaches cruising altitude, if they can then take them off to eat or drink water.

“It’s stupid. The Covid-19 does not know that we are at a cruising altitude. It’s stupid, it’s all theater,” Jenne justified.

Video filmed by another passenger and released to local media shows the moment when United Airlines staff inform Jenne that she will not be able to travel with the red thong on her face.

The man then asks why he can’t fly, and when they answer that he doesn’t follow the rules, he leaves his seat, resigned.

In an interview with NBC2 News, Jenne has been compared to African American Rosa Parks, an icon of the civil rights movement, who refused to give way to a white man on an Alabama bus in 1955.

“Everything that made a change in this country started with ordinary people,” he told the news channel. “Rosa Parks was not famous. It changed the course of history ”.

According to Jenne, his expulsion from the flight prompted several passengers to leave the plane as a sign of solidarity. In the video you can see how at least one of them asked to come down device after the incident.

United Airlines statement on man who wanted to travel with thong as a mask

United Airlines released a statement about what happened: “The customer was clearly not in compliance with the federal mask mandate and we appreciate that our team addressed the issue on the ground prior to take-off, avoiding any potential disruption in the masks. tunes. “

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According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is investigating incidents involving passengers lost on planes, as of December 14 this year, airlines have 5,664 complaints.

Among these complaints, 4,072 has to do with the use of chin straps on board and the FAA began to investigate 1,030.

The figures show a huge escalation in these incidents. In 2020, the year of the start of the pandemic and the travel restrictions, the FAA investigated 183 complaints and in 2019, a “normal” year, 146.

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