Airline worker tells passenger to 'hit me' in viral video – no, it wasn't United

The airline says it's investigating, and that the employee has been removed from duty.

There's more airline drama, thanks to another viral video. This time, United is off the hook.

A video posted to Facebook Friday shows a mother in distress and an American Airlines employee asking another passenger to "hit me" and "bring it on."

The post –which was apparently published by another passenger on flight AA591 from San Fransisco to Dallas – reads, "OMG! AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby. Then he tried to fight a passenger who stood up for her."

Now, the footage does not show what all happened with the stroller. It just begins with a woman standing at the front of the plane crying. Soon, a male passenger stands up and asks, "What's the guy's name that did that with the stroller?"

Another female passenger is heard saying, "It's not ok," then a male airline worker comes into view.

That's when the previous male passenger stands up and says to the attendant, "Hey bud, you do that to me and I'll knock you flat." And the attended responds by saying, "Hit me" a few times.

You can watch it below, just know there's some graphic language:

OMG! AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby. Then he tried to fight a passenger who stood up for her. AA591 from SFO to DFW.

Posted by Surain Adyanthaya on Friday, April 21, 2017

American Airlines has issued a statement saying it is "deeply sorry," explaining that the airline team member involved in the clash has been removed from duty while the company investigates.

The woman and her family were also said to have been placed on another flight and upgraded to first class for the rest of their international trip.

"What we see on this video does not reflect our values or how we care for our customers," American Airlines said in the statement.

According to American Airlines' website, it does allow small strollers on flights. Larger ones need to be checked. You can read more about the rules here.


This comes not even two weeks after United Airlines' big scandal. A viral video showed a man who refused to give up his seat on an airplane being forcibly removed by security, dragged down the aisle as blood trickled from his lip.

Prior to that, United was criticized for not letting some girls board a flight because they were wearing leggings – which broke the dress code for company benefit travel.

Now, it's American Airlines' turn to be roasted by the internet.

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