Passengers Sing ‘Hey Hey Goodbye’ as 2 Are Removed After Mask Row

By Kurt Stolz on 20 September 2021
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American Airlines aircraft in Miami

A group of passengers on an American Airlines flight that had already been delayed some nine hours sang the lyrics to a 1969 song by Steam as two recalcitrant travelers who refused to don face masks were escorted off the aircraft.

Flight 1469, which was destined for Houston, had already pushed back from the gate when it returned to offload the two malcreants.

“American Airlines Flight 1469, with service from Miami to Houston, returned to the gate to deplane two customers who refused to comply with crew member instructions or adhere to federal face covering requirements,” the airline said in a statement.

The moment was captured by at least one passenger and posted to social media.

The White House announced a federal mask mandate for all public conveyances including planes, trains, and buses shortly after the inauguration of President Joseph Biden with a goal of stemming the spread of the coronavirus.  It was recently extended through January 18, 2022.

The mandate requires all passengers and crew to don face masks both when on an aircraft as well as in airports.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)

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