The foul-mouthed Dallas native, who was kicked off an American Airlines flight after an on-camera meltdown occurred, issued a mea culpa on Sunday, saying her behavior was “completely unacceptable.”
“Distressed or not, I should have been, I should have been in control of my emotions and I wasn’t,” said Tiffany Gomas, 38, told TMZ in a clip promoting her website and urging viewers to join her in “promoting positive mental health and fighting cyberbullying.”
The marketing executive was fired from a flight from Dallas to Orlando, Fla., on July 2 after she accused another passenger of stealing her AirPods — and bizarrely claimed in a now-viral video of the incident, “that mom f-er doesn’t.” is real”. .
“You can sit on this plane and die with them or not. I won’t do that,” the mad woman said while the plane taxied, the clip said.
She told the crew to “stop the plane,” after which the plane was returned to the gate and Gomas was ejected.
She then allegedly refused to leave the departures area and continued her rants while she was escorted out of the terminal – where she kept berating officers and telling several to “get the hell out of me” – and insisted that the plane would explode after takeoff, video shows.
In her selfie-style video for TMZ, Gomas said she wanted “to take full responsibility for my actions” and called her behavior “completely unacceptable.”
“Hello everyone, it’s me, Tiffany Gomas, probably better known as the ‘crazy plane lady’, which is fully justified,” begins the nearly two-and-a-half-minute clip.
“My use of profanity was completely unnecessary and I want to apologize to everyone on this plane, especially those who had children on board,” Gomas says, while sporting a brown blazer, a low-cut top, heavy makeup and wears large hoop earrings.
“We all have our bad moments, um, some are way worse than others, and mine happened to be caught on camera multiple times for all the world to see,” she continues, seemingly getting emotional.
“I’m sorry. I hope to use this experience and do some good in the world, and that’s what I intend to do,” adds Gomas. “I hope you accept my apologies and I can get on with my life.”
Gomas received a verbal trespassing complaint from an airline manager, but was never formally charged or arrested by police. Bodycam recordings revealed that she believed she was drunk.