A midair fistfight broke out on a Southwest flight to Hawaii, originating from Oakland, California. The altercation occurred about an hour after takeoff, with two male passengers exchanging punches while flight attendants and other travelers attempted to intervene. The incident was captured on video, showing one man slapping the other before a physical altercation ensued. Southwest Airlines acknowledged the disruption and commended the crew and passengers for handling the situation professionally.

The flight, Southwest Airlines Flight 1288, safely landed in Lihue, Hawaii, with local authorities meeting the aircraft upon arrival. Airplane altercations have been reported on various occasions, highlighting the challenges of ensuring passenger safety during flights.