WATCH: American Air agent tells passenger who insulted worker to find another carrier, 'I'd suggest Spirit'

American Airlines agent tells banned passenger to "find another carrier to fly. I'd suggest Spirit"
American Airlines agent tells banned passenger to "find another carrier to fly. I'd suggest Spirit" Photo credit @ExtrFreeBurner via Twitter

An American Airlines gate agent is getting major props for standing up for a flight attendant while talking to a passenger who had just been booted from a Miami-bound flight at DFW Airport.

According to the video, the flight attendant claimed, and was backed up by other passengers, that the passenger had called her 'the B-word' during a dispute over a mask.

Viral video shows a masked supervisor advising the passenger that among other things, "you can find another carrier to fly. I'd suggest Spirit."

Caution: Video below contains vulgar language

Based on social media comments, many people are backing the gate agent's handling of the incident.

An American Airlines statement says: "We expect our customers to comply with our policies and treat everyone with respect when they choose to travel with us, and we take action when that is not the case."