Delta Airlines Attendant Doesn't Like "Attitude", Kicks 5 Passengers Off Flight

Irving Hamilton
June 30, 2018

The removal stemmed from an argument that one passenger, Robyn Rodgers, reportedly had with a flight attendant over whether her phone was in airplane mode prior to takeoff.

As Rogers argued that she did switch it to the right setting, the flight attendant said: 'Now you have.

'I told her "I know how to turn on airplane mode, you don't have to stand over me".

A SkyWest flight attendant booted five passengers - including a child - from a flight after a dispute over whether one woman's phone was in airplane mode.

The five people who were eventually thrown off the plane included a man with a child and a woman who was told she could not get another flight to her home state of Texas that night.

Robyn Rodgers, also known and DJ Reborn, posted on her Instagram and Facebook a video of the altercation.

In the clip the flight attendant threatens to throw off the passengers who defended Rodgers, saying she had "zero tolerance" for their "attitude".

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The attendant left and then came back to Rodgers seat to let her know the plane was returning to the gate, and she would be asked to leave.

Rodgers told her side of the story to Inside Edition. The attendant, an employee of Skywest Airlines, a regional airline that Delta contracts with to operate flights to smaller cities, stood over her and watched her.

'She said "You can comply" and I repeated that I had and she argued I did not'.

Keep in mind, the videos only show what happened after the flight attendant became upset.

Ryan Miller, another passenger then chimed in: 'I was right next to her, ' in an attempt to defend Rogers. A video of the incident lit up social media a few days later.

"We take all allegations of discrimination seriously and are reviewing reports from SkyWest flight 4527 operating as Delta Connection", the statement read. Rodgers' said Wednesday the airline did not provide hotel accommodations for any of the passengers forced to stay the night.

A Delta Air Lines representative told WGCL-TV, Atlanta, that the airline accommodated the needs of stranded passengers. Rodgers posted to Twitter on Thursday that she still had not heard from the airline.

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