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One United Airlines pilot went on a rant after a political fight broke out on his flight


Captain on United flight deals with some politics

The captain of a United Airlines flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, went on an epic rant after a politically-charge fight broke out on board Friday. 

YouTube user Jon Bauer posted the video and in the description, he said the scuffle broke out when a person with a "plaid shirt and a camo cap" said something racist to an African-American lady.

Bauer's caption goes on to say that the two passengers were separated and then the captain made the announcement over the loud speaker.

"I understand everybody has their opinions; that’s fine,” the captain said. 

"If you support him, great. If you don’t, I understand," the captain said, referencing president-elect Donald Trump. "However, we’re out here to go to Puerto Vallarta, supposed to be having a good time, and what I do ask is that as people we have the common decency to respect each others’ decisions and to get along on this three hour and 13 minute flight so that we can have a good time when we get down there.”

The captain went on to say that no one would likely change his or her mind by arguing over the matter. 

From there, he went on to warn passengers that any further disruptions would not be tolerated. 

“If there’s anyone that has a problem with this, that needs to vent or rant or rave there’s another flight tomorrow,” the captain said in the video. “You’re not going to be on this one. I hope that’s clear.”

After the rant was over, the other passengers cheered and applauded the pilot's actions.

United Airlines spokeswoman Maggie King released a statement to the local CBS affiliate in San Francisco saying: "The pilot was made aware of an incident onboard and used the intercom to diffuse the situationand insure the saftey of everyone onboard. The flight continued without any further reports of distrubance." 

The plane landed safely in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Friday afternoon. 

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