Viral TikTok reveals two girls ‘faraway from Southwest Airways flight’ after ‘confronting passengers over seats’
A video showing two women getting off a flight after apparently asking other passengers to swap seats with them has gone viral on TikTok.
The incident reportedly occurred last month on a Southwest flight from Sacramento to San Diego, California.
A TikTok account called @official_norcal_mom recorded the women who were allegedly kicked off the flight. The footage has gone viral with nearly 770,000 views.
You can watch the full length video here.
At the beginning, the TikToker stated in the text that the flight was already delayed by two hours when the two women boarded the plane shortly before the plane closed.
Southwest Airlines has a “Pick a Seat” policy, which is a first-come-first-served system that allows passengers to take any available seat. So as the flight neared take-off, the plane was pretty full when the two women arrived.
The TikToker gave a detailed report of what happened along with the footage
(TikTok / official_norcal_mom)
The TikToker then described how “Karen and Karen 2.0 thought everyone else should move to get an aisle seat”. The text on the video claims that one of the women started yelling at passengers and asking them to move so she could sit in an aisle seat.
The start of the video begins with the flight attendant speaking to the young woman.
“We have families,” the flight attendant told her. “We have young children. We can’t make people scream. “
One of the women replied, explaining that they were trying [an] Notice.”
Another crew member asks the women to return to the jetway before saying they would call a supervisor.
The young woman replied, “It’s okay, we’ll just sit down, you [the alleged mother] can only cry and scream on the plane. She will grab you and scream and cry. “
“Okay, ma’am, if you say something like that, we’ll have to put you on another flight,” another crew member informed the young woman.
The older woman denied doing so.
Eventually the women packed their belongings and were escorted off the plane. The TikToker claimed in the text of their video that the passengers applauded when this happened.
Indy100 has reached out to Southwest Airlines for comment.