It was absolutely nuts (and an instant meme forever enshrined in the viral internet hall of fame) but I can’t imagine what it was like being on that plane after hearing and seeing all that.
Since the video dropped, people have guessed that she was drunk, high, mentally ill, or simply in an argument with the person sitting next to her or with a flight attendant.
Some have even speculated that she may have actually been sitting next to a ghost or an alien, which is a much cooler story if you ask me.
However, the rumors have been debunked, and its been stated that she just had a falling out with relatives she was traveling with, after she accused one of them of stealing her AirPods.
So wait… that outburst was over some AirPods?
But if you were wondering if this woman has had a rough history, the truth may surprise you…
According to the New York Post,the woman who went viral in the video has been identified as Tiffany Gomas, a 38-year-old Dallas resident.
The complaint on reads:
“The female then started claiming the aircraft was not safe and did not want the aircraft to leave due to her believing it would not make it to its destination.
Due to the statements the flight attendants felt the aircraft needed to be rescreened. (The airline manager) explained that the passenger was denied boarding and they wanted her escorted to the public side.”
All of the other passengers on the flight from Fort Worth to Orlando had to deplane and get screened due to the nature of Gomas’ reaction.
Once the officers arrived at the gate, Gomas was “distraught” and was trying to get back on the plane, and when the Dallas-Fort Worth Department of Public Safety cops tried to speak with her, she refused.
“(The airline manager) gave Gomes a verbal criminal trespass notice, explaining she was denied boarding and needed to depart the secure area.”
The documents say that she was escorted to the non-secure area of the airport, but she continuously tried to go back through TSA screening.
She was given a ticket for criminal trespass but refused to sign, nevertheless, she wasn’t arrested. However, the Post mananed to track her down and according to public records, Gomas does pretty well for herself, as she lives in a $2 million home in the Lakewood neighborhood.
She is a marketing executive who has also served as vice president of Elevate Brand Marketing. She was even named a “rising star” back in 2017 by a trade publication.
Her co-worker, Dave Sedlin told the outlet:
“Tiffany has built a sales portfolio and track record that rivals account managers with decades in the business.”
I still would just love to hear her explanation… somebody get her on a podcast.