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‘She is a terrorist’: Women in expletive-ridden row on flight

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One woman was branded a “terrorist” during an expletive-ridden rowt between three passengers onboard a flight in the US.

Footage shot by a fellow passenger shows several members of cabin crew, on the service from Atlanta to Los Angeles, trying to defuse the situation.

The expletive-laden argument between the three women, who are seated in adjacent rows to each other, seems to revolve around two of them being too loud, and the other asking them to be quiet.

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“We’re having a conversation,” a blonde woman in a black zip-up top says. 

“I’ve been quiet this whole f***** time,” shouts the woman next to her, dressed in a red top.

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1/10 1. Air Zealand

The Kiwi flag carrier claimed the top spot in the AirlineRatings.com Airline Excellence Awards due to inflight innovations, environmental leadership and staff motivation

Air New Zealand

2/10 2. Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines came second overall and also took the Best First Class award for its Suites product

Getty

3/10 3. All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways claimed third place, hailed for being at the forefront of cabin innovation

Getty Images

4/10 4. Qantas

Qantas won two awards – Best Domestic Airline Service and Best Lounges – alongside fourth place

Qantas

5/10 5. Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific was named the best long-haul airline in Asia

Getty Images

6/10 6. Emirates

Best Inflight Entertainment was awarded to Emirates

AP/Adam Schreck

7/10 7. Virgin Atlantic

Virgin Atlantic came in seventh

Virgin Atlantic

8/10 8. EVA Air

Taiwan’s EVA Air was eighth

Getty

9/10 9. Qatar Airways

The Best Catering and Best Business Class awards went to Qatar Airways thanks to its Qsuites

Getty

10/10 10. Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia won Best Economy for an “extremely spacious cabin that sets it apart from many airlines”, plus Best Cabin Crew

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In the video, the woman in red is heard continuously calling the other woman in front, dressed in a green headscarf, a “b****”. 

She then stands up and screams at the woman in front, “’I’m trying to go to sleep and this b**** keeps trying to talk to me.”

A member of cabin crew is heard loudly saying “enough girls”, adding “what are we going to do?”.

Another flight attendant soon joins the fray to try to calm the women down. The cabin crew member also asks fellow passengers to put their phone away to stop filming.

The woman in black, who insists that the other woman “started it”, then shouts “she is a terrorist” several times, while the woman in the green headscarf is led away up the aisle by cabin crew.

A fellow passenger told the Daily Mail: “The two ladies were talking so loudly and cursing. The lady across from me asked them to be quiet because of the kids on the plane and that’s when the fight started.

“In the end, the airline let them go without pressing charges or anything.”

Incidents of air rage are not uncommon.

Between 2007 and 2017, more than 66,000 incidents of air rage were reported to the International Air Transport Association (Iata).

Earlier this week, a 26-year-old woman has been jailed for two years after trying to open the door of a passenger plane in mid-air.

Chloe Haines was found guilty at Chelmsford Crown Court on Wednesday of endangering the safety of an aircraft and assaulting a member of cabin crew.

The air-rage incident occurred on board a Jet2 flight last June, which was flying to Dalaman in Turkey.

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