The individual responsible for the now-famous airplane incident, during which she exclaimed “that motherf—r back there is not real” to fellow passengers, has been identified as a marketing executive from Texas. Tiffany Gomas, a resident of Dallas, engaged in a heated argument over wireless headphones, leading to her explosive outburst on the plane. The incident resulted in Gomas being removed from the flight, causing significant delays for other passengers, according to documents examined by The Post.
Although the viral video captured her declaring “I’m getting the f—k off, and there’s a reason why I’m getting the f—k off” the 38-year-old was uncooperative and had to be escorted off the American Airlines flight by the staff, as indicated in the police records. Prior to her departure from the aircraft, Gomas directed a message to the passengers, stating, “You can sit on this plane and you can f—ing die with them or not. I’m not going to.”
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“The female then started claiming the aircraft was not safe and did not want the aircraft to leave due to her believing it would not make it to its destination,” the July 2 complaint reads.
“Due to the statements the flight attendants felt the aircraft needed to be rescreened. [The airline manager] explained that the passenger was denied boarding and they wanted her escorted to the public side.”
In response to Gomas’ complaints, a precautionary measure was taken, requiring all passengers on Flight 1009 traveling from Fort Worth to Orlando to disembark for a secondary security screening. This step was deemed necessary due to the nature of her complaints.
TSA personnel were dispatched to the scene to conduct a comprehensive rescreening of the entire aircraft, as detailed in the paperwork.
Upon the arrival of law enforcement officers at the gate, Gomas was visibly distressed and made attempts to reboard the plane. Despite the efforts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Department of Public Safety officers to communicate with her, Gomas refused to engage in conversation.
The airline manager issued a verbal notice of criminal trespass to Gomas, clearly stating that she had been denied boarding and was required to exit the secure area.
Despite being escorted to the non-secure area of the airport, the rejected passenger persisted in her efforts to reenter the boarding area through multiple attempts at TSA screening, according to the documents.
Ultimately, the police located Gomas at the terminal curb, where she was seated and awaiting an Uber ride.
She was presented with a criminal trespass notice ticket, which she declined to sign. Gomas did not cooperate with police by showing her identification, as outlined in the complaint. Notably, she was never subjected to formal arrest or taken into custody. Gomas opted not to provide any comment on the incident to The Post through a representative.
While her public image may have suffered, it appears that Gomas is unlikely to face legal repercussions for the incident.
“The viral video if the stunning part of it, but I doubt you’re going to see some big prosecution over it,” Austin Attorney Adam Loewy told The Post.
Public records indicate that Gomas resides in a residence valued at $2 million within the highly sought-after Lakewood neighborhood of the city.
A marketing executive, Gomas held the position of Vice President at Elevate Brand Marketing, earning recognition as a “rising star” in 2017 by a trade publication. Colleague Dave Sedlin praised her impressive sales portfolio and track record, which stood on par with those of experienced account managers.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Gomas offered advice to aspiring individuals entering her field, encouraging them to navigate challenges with resilience and adopt a dedicated work ethic, while also enjoying life to the fullest, as highlighted in her profile.
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