A young British man pretended to be injured so he could skip a line at a busy airport. With the help of a friend, he simulated an injury, sat in a wheelchair and even had the help of employees to be able to go in front and access exclusive lines for people with disabilities, until he reached the plane’s door.
On board the aircraft, which seems to belong to the British low-cost airline Jet2, by the colors of the seats, he shows how he managed to get a whole row for himself, in order to keep his leg straight. After landing, he leaves the airport still sitting on the chair, but soon gets up and leaves laughing along with his friend.
Details about the day and time the video was taken are not available, only that it would have been taken while the boy was returning from a trip to Turkey, although in the video he mentions that he was returning from Ibiza. The author also does not comment on his flight destination.
His video, posted on TikTok’s @Wolfjenko profile (available below), had around 1.7 million views as of this writing. Despite seeking to make humor, the young man saw reactions of various types, the vast majority against his attitude.
People with disabilities or relatives and friends reacted to the publication saying that the author motivates others to do the same and, consequently, those who really need special care will not have or may be treated with suspicion.
“ This is no fun, there are some of us who really need special support ,” said one TikTok user.
“Be careful, because what goes around, comes around. Words from a wheelchair user,” said another.
“To everyone saying this is fine, I’m a wheelchair user and it’s humiliating to be pushed out of a plane while people are sitting ,” quoted a third.