A woman was caught on video throwing a tantrum at an airport in Mexico City and even assaulted an Emirates check-in agent when she – the traveler – didn’t get her way.
On November 1, a video surfaced of a traveler jumping over the check-in counter and attacking an Emirates employee who was trying to process the passenger for her flight.
The woman arrived late to check in for her flight at Mexico City International Airport and attempted to use an expired passport, causing the Emirates agent to deny the traveler the opportunity to board.
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The woman became angry with the employee – and climbed over the counter.
She first started hitting the employee and then started throwing various items, including items from a briefcase, computer equipment, and more.
As she continued to throw the tantrum, the woman stood on top of the actual check-in desk and started yelling at other airport travelers.
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She can be seen and heard screaming in the video.
Meanwhile, an Emirates employee can also be seen and heard screaming for security help.
Emirates said in a statement that the woman arrived late to check in for her flight.
She also tried to use an expired passport for her trip.
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“We can confirm that there was an incident at the check-in counter at Mexico City International Airport on Nov. 1, in which a passenger who arrived late at the check-in counter was also discovered to be traveling with an expired passport,” Emirates said. according to a press statement.
“The customer was denied the trip, and she was defiantly and physically abusive from the ground staff – so it was necessary for airport security and the police to intervene,” Emirates also said in a media statement.
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After climbing off the counter, the woman was detained by airport guards while police officers were on their way to the airport.
Watch the video at the top of this article for more information.