User Tony Posnanski got political and compared the American Airlines flight attendant to Sean Spicer. He posted a picture of Melissa McCarthy's 'Saturday Night Live' impersonation of him


Another user compared the behavior of the attendant, who later challenged a male passenger who defended the woman to a fight, to that of a Finnair flight attendant holding a baby






Some users wondered whether there might be some competition between American and United for worst public relations nightmare. Two weeks ago, a passenger was violently removed from a Louisville-bound United flight


'Meanwhile at SouthWest': One user imagined a celebration among Southwest Airlines employees as two of their competitors wallow in public relations controversies. The American flight left San Francisco on Friday afternoon



Will it continue? Some suggested other airlines may soon find themselves embroiled in controversy


One tweeter evoked The Walking Dead, a series about a zombie apocalypse, to parody the situation



Grim: One user imagined 'the good ole days' when the only thing fliers had to worry about was extreme injury or death by plane crash



Some users wondered whether American was receiving sponsorship from other entities or adding new in-flight entertainment such as free wrestling


One Twitter user imagined that American's stock price will go down like a fiery plane crash


Surain Adyanthaya posted a photo on his Facebook page showing the woman with two young children in her arms


The male passenger who intervened confronts the uniformed employee. 'You do that to me and I'll knock you flat,' the man says. That's when the employee retorts: 'Try it. Hit me'