Transcript for Passenger Removed from Flight After Allegedly Harassing Ivanka Trump
A startling I said dent in a new York airport today. Ivanka Trump and her family allegedly accosted and harassed by a passenger who apparently couldn't check his politics at the gate. Tonight we hear from others on board who witnessed the incident. Fight or flight. An unruly passenger removed from a jet blue flight after reportedly harassing ivanka Trump according to airlines. He said you ruined our country now your flight. Reporter: She was seen in coach going to Hawaii with a layover in San Francisco when the man began yelling. He started shaking as soon as he saw her. He was agitated. If I was security, I wouldn't take a chance. Reporter: A college professor claiming it was his husband involved, tweeting ivanka and Jarod flying commercial. My husband chasing them down to harass them. Has after the altercation, changing the story writing ivanka and Jarod on our flight. My husband expressed displeasure in a calm tone. Jet blue overheard and kicked us off the plane. Their Twitter account you tweeted. Jet blue saying the decision to remove a customer from a flight isn't taken lightly, and they accommodated the party. Once the door closes and we're in the air, we have fewer options to deal with it. We take these issues seriously on the ground, and we will tend toward removing someone from a flight if we think their behavior will create a bigger problem in the air. Reporter: Many were shocked to see the family seated in coast. A contrast from her lifestyle. She's not the only one. Proving they're just like us when it comes to air travel. Many times we see celebrities sitting in coach because they want to fly under the radar. Ivanka's reported inquisition capping off a holiday season for travel. We're going to see about 5 million people travel over the weekend. This is a time we're concerned we may have problems on the plane. When we're going to take extra precaution to try to keep the problems on the ground. Reporter: Today's incident the latest in the string of aviation altercations this December. We spoke a different language on the plane and we're getting kicked out. Reporter: A YouTube prankster posting this video from a delta plane claiming this time it was no prank. That the airline removed him and a friend after passengers heard him speaking arabic. Delta airlines are kicking us out because we spoke a different language. You are racists. Reporter: Delta saying action was taken after a disturbance in the cabin resulted in more than 20 customers expressing their discomfort. The company is conducting a review. And to inflight hero, Richard Marx this week helping detain an unruly passenger. ??? He was there waiting as the man pulled the staff by the hair. According to his wife. He was attacking passengers. He attacked the crew and a couple passengers trying to calm him down. Reporter: She captured the incident and posted it to social media. Here holding a rope was used to restrain the passenger. ??? Reporter: The guy should have known better. In capping off an odd month, this woman in this video being dragged off a delta flight after the airline said she failed to comply boarding and baggage check procedure. These disturbances surprise bug not uncommon. Last year nearly 11,000 unruly I said dents, 40 % of the airlines saying they've diverted a flight within the last 12 months because of an unruly passenger. And forget snakes on a plane. Drunks on a plane are a bigger problem. Nearly 23% of the cases involve intoxication, and now on social media there's often someone documenting the flying faux pass. Like this freakout at 40,000 feet. This guy who was sleeping just woke up out of nowhere and started flipping out. Reporter: This passenger punching and kicking as crew struggle to detain him. I was nervous. I wasn't sure what the guy was trying to do. Authorities saying that mid care meltdown was a medical issue. Can someone -- look to yourself, sir. Reporter: Then there's this guy. Growing more irate by the moment in a heated exchange. I'm only 28. I make 4 million a year. What do you do? Nothing. . You're right. I'm a loser. I own six houses. Reporter: But all that cash, not enough to keep him on the flight. I did not sign anything. I will be filing a lawsuit. Go ahead, Jay ski. That man telling cbc los Angeles that PTSD is to blame. I'm standing up for my mistakes. I'm not blaming anybody but myself for the actions that I did. Flight attendants have to maintain order. We're trained to react quickly with direct commands so we're not hurt and the passengers are not hurt. Reporter: Sometimes it's crew members that lose it like this captain. Seen ranting in the aisle on a flight from New York to las Vegas. The co-pilot had to get an off duty pilot on the plane to replace him. He kicked the door. He kicked the door. It almost buckled. He says, it's me, let me in. This is where we take the plane down. Reporter: The pilot's wife eluding to health issues, saying he was not intentionally violent. Celebrities like ivanka today aren't just a target. Sometimes they're the pump traitors. He hasn't released his tax returns which means he's either not that rich, not that charitable, or he's never paid taxes in his life. Warmer. Reporter: Displaying ivanka's father, remember Alec Baldwin's inflight break down. The star tweeting flight attendant on American reamed me for playing words with friends while we were at the gate. He didn't want to get off the phone. They had to remove him. Reporter: Later going on Saturday night live to jokingly ask for -- The star later apologized. Tonight sources say Ivanka Trump and her family are unscathed. Bumpy start to a holiday get away, but nothing a drink can't fix.
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