Delta is the latest airline to come under fire after video emerged showing a passenger being told he had to get off a plane because he used the bathroom during a tarmac delay.
Kima Hamilton, a 39-year-old ‘DJ and poet’ was due to travel on Delta Airlines Flight 2035 from Atlanta to Milwaukee on April 18.
Unfortunately for all aboard the flight, they were delayed while waiting on the tarmac for about 30 minutes.
During that hold-up, Hamilton needed to go to the bathroom. At one point, he stood up from his seat and walked to the back of the plane, then asked a flight attendant if he could duck in and relieve himself, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
The attendant said no, telling the 39-year-old they would ‘lose their place in line’, if he did, according to the newspaper.
Defeated and unrelieved, Hamilton returned to his seat. But as the delay continued and the plane remained stranded on the tarmac, Hamilton’s need to go grew stronger.
Fearing an ‘accident’ in his seat, the 39-year-old got back up and walked to the restroom at plane’s rear.
He went in, flushed, and returned to his seat in about a minute.
But as Hamilton was sitting back down and buckling his seat belt, he claimed the flight crew made an announcement over the intercom.
‘The pilot came on and said, ‘Ladies and gentlemen, I’m sorry for the inconvenience but we have to return to the gate and remove a passenger’,’ he told the Journal-Sentinel.