My fight to Kansas City is littered with Chiefs fans. The pilot gets on the speakers and does the usual thing — flight time, weather, sorry for the delay, etc etc — and then asks the man in 9D to remove his hat, declaring it unacceptable.— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham) January 11, 2020
It’s a Texans hat.
American— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham) January 12, 2020
In 2020 you would think this type of ignorance would be a thing of the past. That we as society, especially professional such as pilots, would be above behavior so childlike and petty. I know Sully would have never pulled a stunt like this.
All it takes though is one boneheaded decision to set an entire biz (or airline) back thirty years. This American airlines pilot demanding a poor Texans fan remove his cap before taking off, for the sole purpose of pandering to his audience, did just that. Sickening.
However, there is hope for humanity. And Houstonians. Because I do know of one airline that would never let this occur on their watch:
The wind is forcing planes landing at @iah to do those cool diagonal landings! @united actually changed around some flights to help @HoustonTexans fans get to Kansas City for the Divisional game! #Texans @KHOU #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/kS1pXDHjXN— Chris Costa (@ChrisCostaTV) January 10, 2020
Every team in the #NFLPlayoffs has support from fans but our @HoustonTexans have additional support from a major airline too! We ready! Tomorrow we're gonna win in KC, bet that! 🤘✈ #WeAreTexans #weekendvibes https://t.co/mYevCf8ov9— Happy Texans Fan (@healthpro49) January 11, 2020