If you want to ruin someone's day, there are many bad things you can do, but none are as immediately effective as acting like a jerk and getting an entire flight delayed. An American Airlines flight was pushed back 4 hours after a woman, cursing at flight attendants and refusing to put her seat in the upright position, let her dog run loose in the cabin before standing up to go find it. The entire incident was captured on video by a fellow passenger who just wanted to go home.
Fellow passengers tried to calm the woman, who called the flight attendant a "b****" and was refusing to take her seat. One person said to her:
Come on we all just want to go home.
You mother f****rs lucky I wanna go home too because there's gonna be a problem when we get back to Chicago.
After the woman makes a comment about returning to Chicago, a flight attendant said "No, we're going back to the gate. We're not going to Chicago." The entire plane then groaned in unison. The flight finally took off four hours later.
My flight to Chicago had to return to the terminal because a girl attacked a flight attendant. She was asked out her seat up during take off. The police just took her off the flight. I got hit during the attack. This video starts after the lady first attacked the flight attendant.
The plane returned to the gate and another video shows the woman being escorted off the flight by security. An Atlanta airport representative says the woman was rebooked onto another flight without being arrested, though her fellow passengers who arrived four hours late to Chicago might have wished otherwise.