Plane delayed, he needs to pee, told to sit because if he pees they lose their place in line and plane delayed.
He returns to seat and plane delayed even longer. He can’t wait. He goes to pee. Takes a minute.
All of a sudden pilot says plane has to leave place in line…….it still wasn’t on taxiway.
What I don’t get is the link between going to the bathroom and losing place in line.
Maybe next time he should carry a Depends diaper and if he feels the urge, strip right there in his seat and put on the diaper while telling the passengers, “They won’t let me go to the bathroom and I need to pee.”
Better yet, the gate announcer should now say: “For your convenience, please use the restrooms now as you will not be able to until the planes takes off. We also offer Depends for those of you who’d rather take a chance.”
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.
‘It escalated to that point that fast.’
Footage of what happened next was posted online by Krista Rosolino – another passenger who was sat across the aisle from Hamilton with her husband, Mike, and their infant daughter.
In the first of two videos, Hamilton is heard saying to what appears to be an airline official: ‘Can you help me understand why… I need more information, I haven’t done anything.’
The official then says: ‘We’ll discuss this outside, not here. Come with me please. We’re not going to discuss this here.’
Hamilton continues: ‘I’m not really clear… I purchased this ticket, I had an emergency and needed to pee, I tried to hold it the first time and I absolutely couldn’t, and now I’m being kicked off the plane? I haven’t done anything hostile.’
The back-and-forth continued for about three minutes, before the official walked down the aisle and exited the plane.
‘I have done nothing,’ Hamilton is heard saying, before another passenger was heard agreeing there was no need to boot him from the aircraft.
But things took a turbulent turn from there.
The second video shows another man on the plane, stood in the aisle talking to Hamilton.
The 39-year-old continued to explain his desperate need to get to the bathroom, and that he needed to get to Milwaukee to help run a fieldtrip with ’94 sixth graders’.
The second official, who had kneeled down to listen to Hamilton, was seen laughing in a good natured manner at the comment, before nodding seemingly in an understanding manner.
The official then is heard saying: ‘Let me just explain, basically any time we are about to take off – for your safety, and for everyone’s safety – we need you seated, that’s the bottom line.