Pilot bans political discussion on plane

United Airlines Plane Jet
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, FIle)

(NBC)- A United Airlines captain settled a politically-charged scuffle with a heartfelt plea to his passengers.

On a flight from San Francisco to Puerto Vallarta on Friday, United officials say a verbal argument broke out between two passengers.

However, they did not comment on the nature of the argument.

So the pilot decided to diffuse the situation himself by asking his passengers to come together.

“I understand everybody has their opinions, that’s fine. If you support him, great. If you don’t, I understand. However, we’re all here to go Puerto Vallarta, of course to have a good time, and what I do ask is that as people we have the common decency to respect each other’s decisions and to get along on this 3 hour 15 minute flight so that we can have a good time and get down there. Nobody wants to argue. Nobody’s going to change their minds by arguing. And let’s keep our opinions to ourselves, on this particular matter, at this particular time.”

The name of the pilot is unknown.

Officials say the flight landed safely in Puerto Vallarta without any further disruptions.

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