The more that comes out about Adam Saleh’s story, the less it looks like it went down exactly as the youtuber first reported to his over one million followers on social media. Delta has responded to LawNewz.com with a statement that indicates that Saleh and his friends were being disruptive, including shouting and what they called “provacative behavior”.
Upon landing the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected. Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight. While one, according to media reports, is a known prankster who was video recorded and encouraged by his traveling companion, what is paramount to Delta is the safety and comfort of our passengers and employees. It is clear these individuals sought to violate that priority.
Don’t hold your breathe waiting for the mainstream media to write those retractions.