Norma Rodgers was traveling from Las Vegas to New Jersey on New Year’s Day. She was with a companion on a United Flight
Norma, who is an oncology nurse sat by the window and her friend sat on the aisle. A woman they did not know came up and took the seat between them.
The plane had not even left the gate before there were complaints coming from the stranger in the middle seat. She started insulting Norma and her male friend.
“I can’t sit here because they’re both so big,” she said loudly while using her phone. “Left and right. I can’t even sit here.”
Her comments continued: “I can’t breathe. I’m so squished.”
“I’m stuck, but at least they’ll keep me warm.”
Norma pulled out her phone and started recording. A flight attendant was pulled aside and they asked her to find the stranger a new seat. Norma was not about to take any more abuse.
“I eat salad,” the woman said as she got out of her seat.
As you can imagine, other passengers were shocked by her behavior and they came to the defense of Norma and her friend. When the video was uploaded, it went viral and has over 2 million views.
You can see how the airline handled the situation in the following video: