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Ellen Flemming and her husband | Youtube.com/Inside Edition
Ellen Flemming and her husband | Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Grandma Was Kicked off Plane as Flight Attendant Got Angry after She Addressed Him

Brittany Chalmers
Oct 11, 2023
07:45 A.M.

A grandmother claims she was asked to leave the plane after requesting that a flight attendant throw away some wet trash. Things escalated quickly; the flight turned around, and the woman was eventually taken off the plane.

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Grandmother who was kicked off a plane sits on the grass with her two grandchildren | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

Grandmother who was kicked off a plane sits on the grass with her two grandchildren | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

In 2018, Ellen Flemming, a then 71-year-old woman, traveled on board an Air Canada jet with her husband and two grandkids. A routine flight soon turned into an unpleasant encounter. One request led to her being labeled a "threat" to the other passengers onboard.

Ellen Flemming and her husband | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Ellen Flemming and her husband | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

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She was shocked and horrified by what happened, and the incident left her in tears. Flemming asked airline staff to remove trash she found in the seat pocket. The man allegedly told her he did not look after garbage because he was a flight attendant.

She Was Bruised

She claims he immediately became upset at her request. Later, when the food cart came by, Flemming attempted to discard the trash by placing it on the cart. According to her, the flight attendant aggressively hit her arm away, resulting in bruising.

The trash also landed on her, her husband, and the floor. She said she had to use her leg to try and scrape it away from her feet. In a letter she received from Air Canada, she was accused of kicking the flight attendant. She denied this, along with their other accusations.

A reporter at the airport | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

A reporter at the airport | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

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Escorted off the Plane

Things on the plane escalated after she failed to drop the trash. She heard the pilot was turning their flight around because of an "incident." Flemming could not believe she was the "incident" and was dumbfounded when she was escorted off the plane.

Police also told her she would no longer be allowed to fly with the airline in the future. The airline's justification confused the grandma even more. They said she was removed because of "aggressive behavior toward a crew member."

Inside the airplane Ellen Flemming and her husband was kicked out of | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Inside the airplane Ellen Flemming and her husband was kicked out of | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Passengers Defend the Grandmother

Flemming denies these claims. Other passengers who witnessed the incident have backed up Flemming's story. Helen Hollett sat across from the grandmother and said Flemming was not "acting aggressively at all." She revealed who was to blame.

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A fellow passenger who witnessed the incident between the grandmother and the flight attendant tells a news reporter that the grandmother was innocent | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

A fellow passenger who witnessed the incident between the grandmother and the flight attendant tells a news reporter that the grandmother was innocent | Photo: Youtube/Inside Edition

She stated that the "irate" and "screaming" flight attendant created tension. Hollett said: "The thing is, most of the passengers on that plane didn't even know what was happening." Police also found no reason for criminal charges against Flemming.

Inside an the Ellen Flemming and her husband got kicked out of | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Inside an the Ellen Flemming and her husband got kicked out of | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

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The Online Reaction

Online users had a lot to say about the encounter. Many stated that it was "unacceptable." A netizen wrote: "Seniors cannot be kicked out from a plane that is asking someone to throw away trash politely. She needs to sue that airline company for that reason."

Ellen Flemming and her husband | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Ellen Flemming and her husband | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Comments about Ellen Flemming | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

Comments about Ellen Flemming | Source: Youtube.com/Inside Edition

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Another user pointed out that flight attendants' job was to collect trash. One other person noted that the garbage was left from the previous flight, and the cleaning crew missed it while preparing for the grandma's flight.

The person was also shocked that the flight attendant felt too good to remove the trash. Many expressed that employees must always treat the customer well in a customer service-oriented occupation.

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