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Delta Airplane-Mode Dispute Leaves 5 at Gate

Delta Airplane-Mode Dispute Leaves 5 at Gate

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By    |   Friday, 29 June 2018 07:58 AM

A Delta airplane-mode dispute between a passenger and a flight attendant left five people, including a child, back at the gate at the Fort Wayne International Airport in Indiana. A video of the incident lit up social media a few days later.

Robyn Rodgers posted the video to Instagram on Thursday with a story about how she and other passengers who reportedly stuck up for her were booted off Delta Connection Flight 4527 from Fort Wayne to Atlanta last week, USA Today reported.

Rodgers said the incident started when the flight attendant asked Rodgers to turn her smart phone to "airplane mode" and stood over her while she searched for the settings, according to her post.

"As I was swiping to it the attendant menacingly stood over me with her arms folded waiting for me to do it," Rodgers said. "I told her 'I know how to turn on airplane mode, you don't have to stand over me.'”

"She became agitated and said, 'If you're gonna act like that we can go back to the gate and you can get off.' I held up my phone to show her that airplane mode was on.’” Rogers said. “She stormed to the front then came back to my seat and said we were going back to the gate. She then accused me of not turning on airplane mode after being 'told to do so several times.' She only asked me once."

According to the posted video, other passengers appeared to come to Rodgers defense, with one saying, "She was complying. I was right here actually, right behind her," Business Insider reported.

The flight attendant reportedly responded: "Would you like to stay, too? Everybody with attitude is going right off. I have zero tolerance."

While a Delta representative told WGCL-TV that the airline accommodated the passengers after the ejection, Rodgers said hotel rooms were not provided for the overnight stay. She posted a follow-up message on Instagram and Twitter.

Many sided with Rodgers on social media.

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A Delta airplane-mode dispute between a passenger and a flight attendant left five people, including a child, back at the gate at the Fort Wayne International Airport in Indiana. A video of the incident lit up social media a few days later.
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