On Monday, a group of over 30 Boston teenagers refused to wear face masks on a trip to the Bahamas, prompting American Airlines to cancel the flight.
It was a disaster. They began by shouting. They were cursing each other. Witness Malik Banks told WSOC-TV that they were being obnoxious.
A technical issue caused passengers to change aircraft on American Airlines Flight 893, which was scheduled to depart Charlotte at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
After boarding the second plane, the high school kids began acting out, according to WSOC-TV.
Banks explained, “It wasn’t all of them. I’d estimate 75 to 80 percent of them were being bad kids and saying clever things.”
The flight was then completely canceled. According to the station, American Airlines confirmed the issue and stated the flight will be delayed until Tuesday.
“They only had to obey the regulations, put on the mask, and sit there.” Another irritated passenger, Christina Randolph, said, “No smart-mouth comments. And they weren’t able to accomplish it.”
Adults who were stuck as a consequence of the antics were given hotel vouchers, while the adolescents were forced to spend an unpleasant night at the airport due to age restrictions on hotel bookings.
However, for other tourists, the karmic justice was insufficient, and they were dissatisfied with the loss of a vacation day.
“Well, I’m a nurse, and taking time off is really difficult for me. So when you finally get some free time, you want to go wherever you want to be,” Randolph told WSOC-TV.
“Vacations have been spoiled for some individuals. They just planned to stay for a few of nights. They’ll have to rebook now,” Stephanie Krzywanski added.
“No one is fond of it. Nobody likes to sit around and do this, but the rules must be followed.”
The event resulted in no arrests.