A flight from Shanghai to Newark, New Jersey, was extensively delayed this past Sunday, May 21st, when an unnamed man in a "Make America Great Again" hat disrupted the flight, making a scene and refusing to take his seat. He reportedly dared the flight crew to "cuff him" and "drag him off the plane," referencing the infamous United Airlines incident in April, but was met with no such treatment (though many of his fellow passengers wouldn't have complained).
During the boarding process, the man reportedly took another passenger's seat and refused to move. As the flight crew repeatedly asked him to find his own seat, he grew disruptive, asking to be upgraded to first class because "he had points." When his request was denied, he went to the back of the plane, took another passenger's seat, and refused to let anyone else sit in the row.
All witnesses claim the United crew behaved "professionally and admirably," even when local law enforcement was called in. After officers weren't able to persuade the man to move, the other passengers were deplaned so the situation could be dealt with. All in all, the man ended up delaying the flight over three hours.