News article headline, New York Times, August 20, 2021, p. B5
That’s a combination of words we might not have anticipated before we entered the Twilight Zone on so many levels. In July, Frontier Airlines employees had duct-taped a rowdy passenger to his seat following his rather wild behavior in an inebriated state. United went on to tell its flight attendants that “there are designated items onboard that may be used in difficult situations.” The “other items” were not specified.
United does not understand the duct-tapers’ mantra: Serious issues and serious times call for immediate solutions. Nothing works like duct tape.
To clarify — the tape available on flights is not “duct tape”; it is “restraint tape,” and it is not silver. Pardon us! We just want the rowdies reined in. And hopefully whilst keeping the aircraft en route.