A Maryland man was booted off a Southwest Airlines flight for not wearing a mask while eating Twizzlers.
“I, Avi Mandel, just got kicked off a plane because I wasn’t wearing my mask in between bites while I was eating,” the frequent flier from Baltimore County said in a video he took on the plane, WJZ reported.
“That’s so sad. That’s so wrong,” Mandel told the news outlet. “It was absurd. The way I was treated was absolutely absurd. It was crazy and it wasn’t fair.”
Mandel was waiting for the plane to take off from Thurgood Marshall Baltimore Washington International Airport for Fort Lauderdale on Sunday when he opened a pack of his frequent snack, WJZ reported.
A flight attendant told him he had to put his mask on “and kind of, like, ran away,” he said.
“And I’m like, ‘Oh, I guess she didn’t know I was eating.’ Then I hear on the loudspeaker, ‘Everyone who’s eating