Editor’s Note: The real estate company pictured above contacted and said Ms Cashman had not been affiliated with the company for more than six months. The video on YouTube on Wednesday evening had been deleted.
DALLAS – In a 40-second YouTube video of two SnapChat screen recordings, a woman from Texas later identified as Kelci Cashman via comments on multiple social media sites was thrown from a plane bound for the airport of DFW for refusing to wear a mask.
In the check-in, you can launch her into a verbal tirade calling an invisible passenger a “queer” repeatedly and also arguing with other passengers as she and her group, including young children, were escorted out. from the plane.
Off camera, Cashman is heard saying; “You think I’m talking to my kids about same-sex marriage,” the woman yelled after the rest of her party slipped out of the video frame. “No, we’re not talking about that. But if we all want to talk about it, let’s talk about it. “
His exit drew cheers and applause from other passengers. “Nobody wants to listen to your fanaticism,” said a passenger in the background of the video. “Get off the plane.”
A check of both personal and work related Facebook Pages associated with Cashman has been removed and his LinkIn profile now indicates that he is not available. There was a list of North Dallas real estate companies for Cashman, however, phone calls for comment went unanswered and messages were not returned.
The refusal to abide by airline and government rules regarding mask warrants has precipitated a significant increase in passenger disruption and attacks on flight crews. In June, the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced it would begin imposing heavy fines as part of the FAA’s zero tolerance policy for unruly and dangerous passenger behavior.
The FAA noted that as of January 1, 2021, the agency has received around 3,000+ reports of unruly behavior from passengers, including around 2,300 reports of passengers refusing to comply with the federal face mask mandate.
On July 15, CNBC reported that the FAA said 150 cases of unruly passengers were reported over the past week – the biggest weekly increase in the summer.
Flight attendants are now speaking publicly about the stress of dealing with increasingly unruly passengers at 35,000 feet, a job that has become more difficult in recent months as passengers return to the skies after months of lockdowns, CNBC also reported.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced flight attendants to enforce federal rules requiring masks on airplanes, a mandate that has touched a political nerve for many Americans and has led to an increase in bad behavior on board.
“It’s definitely out of control,” said flight attendant Matthew Cook, one of two flight attendants who agreed to speak officially to CNBC until their employer was identified. “I have apprehensions [about] go to work every day. I have a lot of anxiety. “
DFW is a hub and seat for American Airlines, although the Dallas Morning News reported that the airline on which this happened could not be confirmed. American Airlines, which operates the bulk of flights from DFW, said it needed a flight number or date and destination to determine if it was the one of its flights.
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– Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) July 21, 2021