A MAN was reportedly banned from flying United Airlines after wearing a red thong as a face covering while boarding a flight.
The man, from Florida, said he did it in protest of America's mask mandate, which requires everyone to wear a mask on public transport.
Adam Jenne, of Cape Coral, told NBC 2 that his Wednesday morning antics at Fort Lauderdale Airport got him booted off a plane bound for Washington, DC.
“It’s all nonsense,” Jenne said of the mask requirement aboard planes.
“Covid doesn’t know that we’re at cruising altitude. It’s stupid. The whole thing is theatre."
Jenne said Wednesday wasn’t the first time he fashioned red pants into a mask aboard a plane.
“Every single flight has been met with different reactions from the flight crew,” he told the news outlet.
“Some with a wild appreciation, others confrontational.”
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In a statement to The Post, a United Airlines spokesperson credited the airline workers with confronting Jenne before the plane took off.
“The customer clearly wasn’t in compliance with the federal mask mandate and we appreciate that our team addressed the issue on the ground prior to takeoff, avoiding any potential disruptions [in] the air,” the statement said.
Despite getting kicked off the flight Wednesday, Jenne said he planned to give it another try on Thursday when was set to fly with a different airline.
“Hopefully, Spirit Airlines has a better sense of humour,” he said.
A cabin crew union has said that passengers should be fined or even banned from flying for refusing to wear face masks on planes.
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A version of this article was originally published by New York Post, and has been reproduced with permission.
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