According to the Associated Press, Colleen Long, who said she was on a flight and heard the announcement, the phrase was heralded by some audible breath of passengers on a morning flight from Houston to Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Long said tried unsuccessfully to get the pilot’s comment while he’s still on the plane. The airline told her in a later statement that “the conduct of any individual that is disruptive or offensive is not allowed.”
That phrase became PG’s way of insulting Biden after a NASCAR crowd was heard shouting “Fuck Joe Biden” at an event in early October. A reporter at the scene disturbed the crowd by saying “Let’s go, Brandon” in support of driver Brandon Brown after winning his first NASCAR Xfinity Series race.
Friday’s incident may not have been the first time a pilot has made such a statement on a flight like a video posted in TikTok On Oct. 11, he claims to have caught another Southwest Airlines pilot telling passengers “Let’s go Brandon” while greeting them on board.
People who commented on the video said they had similar experiences not only on Southwest flights but also on Delta planes.
Airlines did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s requests for comment on Sunday about the alleged behavior.
Biden’s upcoming COVID-19 vaccination mandate for federal workers, including airline employees, has caused turmoil among Southwest Airline workers.
The airline pilots ’union unsuccessfully this month demanded a temporary ban on approaching the mandate, saying the vaccine could have health side effects that could jeopardize the pilot’s career.
The airline initially announced on October 4 that it would lay off employees who would not fulfill their mandate. He later reversed that threat, saying he would help his workers, who are harmful to the vaccine, gain “accommodation”.
These decisions came in the middle widespread flight disruption, for which the airline blamed bad weather and air traffic control problems, although the cancellations are believed to have been linked to the pilots’ strike over Biden’s vaccination mandate. Southwest denied this claim.