A pilot of a Hungarian ultra-low-cost carrier with passengers misbehaving with cabin crew on the runway at Gatwick Airport after a seven-hour delay Independently reported.
The WizzAir pilot was spoken to the passenger on board the flight over the public address system in a now viral TikTok video. In a clip shared on Twitter, the pilot was heard saying: “Show your hands please, who wants to get out? We won’t go tonight if you get off.” He added, “You know, I don’t need this, the crew doesn’t need this. We’re doing what we can to get you out of here.”
“It’s out of my control. Totally out of my control. We do everything we can. If you want to get off, I’ll let you off, no problem.”
Watch the video here:
“I don’t need that!”: The moment when a WizzAir pilot loses his nerve with the passengers when he is “seven hours late”. #Gatwick Airport
Credit: Hannah Mace pic.twitter.com/Y3tF0PgwwE
– Sussex News – Breaking News for Sussex (@SussexIncidents) May 26, 2022
In the video, a passenger can be seen bursting out laughing as many are stunned after hearing the pilot’s announcement.
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However, Twitter users sympathized with the pilot. “Good to him I was in this situation as crew, passengers trying to disembark on the runway,” commented one user. Another user wrote: “I rarely just yell the truth, which snowflakes don’t like and find it offensive and usually run away and yell boo-hoo.” Some people have no idea what those in charge are trying and doing for them, but it’s easy for them to pick up and cry.”
challenging times. Some passengers have no respect.
— Lee Douglas (@LeeLee2076) May 26, 2022
Well, there’s someone losing it. Not very professional. Aside from the fact that there was more than one occasion, I felt like doing a PA like this as passengers can be a bit fat.
— Mike Simii (@BFGcontrol) May 26, 2022
Hard to scream
— TheBHAlbion44 (@TheBHAlbion) May 26, 2022
Barely screaming just speaking the truth which snowflakes dislike and find it offensive and usually run away screaming boo hoo. Some people have no idea what those in charge are trying and doing for them, but it’s easy for them to take it in and cry 😭😭
— Rob2577 (@rob2577) May 26, 2022
Wizz Air apologized for the inconvenience caused to passengers. A spokesman was quoted as saying Metro News, “Wizz Air sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the delay in flight W95749 from Gatwick to Larnaca. This was initially due to a late arriving aircraft, with further delays caused by air traffic control problems at London Gatwick. Wizz Air has contacted affected customers directly to inform them of their rights.”
In response to a passenger’s complaint about the long queue, Gatwick Airport also apologized to them on Twitter. “Hello, we are really sorry for the delay. We operate a moving queue system and staff work hard to get passengers through security as quickly as possible. JM,” read the Gatwick Airport tweet.
Hi, we are really sorry for any delay. We operate a moving queue system and staff work hard to get passengers through security as quickly as possible. JM
— Gatwick LGW Airport (@Gatwick_Airport) May 24, 2022
Travelers in particular have experienced long queues at several airports in the UK after the start of the mid-term holidays for many schools in England and Wales. East Jet canceled more than 200 flights from Gatwick on Friday after the airline faced IT problems. The guard reported.