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Florida couple has airport meltdown when delayed flight stops them from going home to their dogs: reports

by Staff

Talk about a traveling nightmare.

A couple has gone viral after they were captured accusing American Airlines staff of keeping them from their two dogs when they learned their flight was delayed.

A clip of the public outburst was captured and first posted to TikTok. It has since been deleted, but the video featured 42-year-old Dustin Miller and his husband, 40-year-old Anthony Thorne, at the Charlotte Douglas Airport in North Carolina, both The Independent and Yahoo reported.

The clip began with a furious Miller speaking to American Airlines staff as Thorne, holding a Louis Vuitton bag, tried to calm his husband down.

They had just learned their American Airlines flight to Fort Lauderdale had been delayed. Miller didn’t take the news so well.

“American Airlines [expletive] us over,” Miller said, as Thorne repeatedly asked, “You don’t care about the girls, you don’t care about the girls?”

Thorne urged Miller to “remember your girls,” referring to the couple’s pet dogs, Shelby and Dolly.

But Miller appeared to be drunk, slurring the names of his dogs. Thorne’s attempts to calm his husband failed because that’s when Miller broke away from his husband, announcing to his fellow passengers at the gate, “Hello, everybody! American Airlines [expletive] us over”

To further attempt at calming his husband down, Thorne then repeated the names of their two dogs, saying: “Shelby and Dolly. Shelby and Dolly. Shelby and Dolly, remember them. I’m just trying to get home to the girls.”

Towards the end of the clip, a woman in a wheelchair waiting to board the flight, who had her dog seated next to her, told the couple to “go away.”

Miller didn’t take her comment kindly, telling her to, “[expletive] off, [expletive].”

Things continued to go downhill for the couple because American Airlines flight AA321 from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was delayed and ultimately canceled on Dec. 27, according to FlightAware.

Turns out, a subsequent flight took off from Charlotte later that day at 11:08 p.m. and landed in Fort Lauderdale the next morning at 1:03 a.m.

“Flight AA321 from CLT to FLL was first delayed and ultimately canceled last night so they did not make it home to the girls,” one person wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, where the deleted TikTok was reposted.

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