A passenger was escorted off an American Airlines flight Thursday after he became enraged when two flight attendants wished him a "merry Christmas."
According to the New York Post, the unidentified man was departing New York's JFK airport for Dallas when the gate-agent greeted him with some holiday cheer.
"You shouldn't say that because not everyone celebrates Christmas," he quipped back at her, the Post reported.
The agent, puzzled, replied, "Well, what should I say then?"
"Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" the man then reportedly shouted.
As the passenger entered the aircraft, he encountered a flight attendant who apparently didn't get the man's memo.
"Merry Christmas," she told him.
That was the last straw.
"Don't say, 'Merry Christmas!'" the enraged man shouted, before devolving into an all-out rage and lecturing the crew about the phrase, the Post reported.
Flight attendants attempted to calm the man down, however, they were unable to quell his anger.
According to the Post, he had to be escorted off the plane. As he was removed, other passengers started reportedly cheering and applauding.
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