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Water torture: Delta plane passengers are forced to sit helplessly in their seats as water drips onto them for the ENTIRE flight from Atlanta to Florida

  • Tommy McCullough posted video of his father, Tom, getting soaked on Friday
  • The family was on a flight from Atlanta to Florida when the ceiling started leaking
  • McCullough says flight attendants were made aware of the situation before takeoff but they didn't address it until the flight was in its final descent
  • He estimates that about half a dozen passengers were also soaked through
  • Delta offered a $100 flight voucher, $1,700 less than the cost of the ticket

Delta passengers had to sit helplessly as water dripped onto them from the plane's ceiling on a flight from Atlanta to Florida on Friday morning.

Video, filmed by a passenger, captured travelers holding magazines above them in an effort to control the trickle of water.

Flight attendants allegedly didn't address the issue until the flight was in its final descent, during which they stuffed napkins into the ceiling to rectify the situation.

Delta passengers had to sit helplessly as water dripped onto them from the plane's ceiling on a flight from Atlanta to Florida on Friday Passenger Tom McCullough, in video filmed by his son, is seen holding a magazine above him in an effort to control the trickle of water

Delta passengers had to sit helplessly as water dripped onto them from the plane's ceiling on a flight from Atlanta to Florida on Friday. Passenger Tom McCullough, in video filmed by his son, is seen holding a magazine above him in an effort to control the trickle of water (left and right)

The man's son, Tommy, captured his dad laughing as he uses magazines to try to control the steady stream of water 'Look at your shorts! You're soaked!' his wife exclaims

The man's son, Tommy, captured his dad laughing as he uses magazines (left) to try to control the steady stream of water. 'Look at your shorts! You're soaked!' his wife exclaims (right)

Passenger Tom McCullough is seen in the video laughing and joking that he plane 'is peeing on him' as he uses two magazines to control the dripping water.

'Look at your shorts! You're soaked!' his wife exclaims.

She then asks: “How much was your ticket, hon'?

'These tickets were $1,800,' he answers.

'Eighteen hundred dollar tickets. Lovely, that's just lovely,' she says.

His son, Tommy, tweeted the video Friday morning, adding: 'Hey @Delta, be glad my father is such a good sport about sitting in water for a whole flight.

'Water falling from ceiling onto passengers.'

He told celebrityrave.com his family was flying from Atlanta on the flight when the ceiling started leaking.

'He sat there for well over an hour, the flight attendants were made aware of the situation before takeoff,' McCullough said.

He added that throughout the flight the water was steady and, because the plane was full, no passengers were able to be relocated.

McCullough estimated that at least a half-dozen people were soaked by the flight's end.

Flight attendants did not address the issue until final descent, he said.

Tommy McCullough told celebrityrave.com that his father sat in the seat for 'well over an hour' Because the plane was full, no passengers could be relocated

Tommy McCullough told celebrityrave.com that his father sat in the seat for 'well over an hour' and, because the plane was full, no passengers could be relocated

McCullough estimates that about half a dozen passengers (pictured) were soaked by the end of the flight Delta eventually offered his dad a $100 travel voucher, $1,700 less than the price of the actual ticket

McCullough estimates that about half a dozen passengers (left and right) were soaked by the end of the flight. Delta eventually offered his dad a $100 travel voucher, $1,700 less than the price of the actual ticket

'They fixed it by stuffing napkins in the ceiling above my dad before final descent,' he said.

'But it continued to downpour on multiple passengers behind us for the remainder of the flight. '

After the video was tweeted to Delta, the company responded: 'That is not OK,' and asked for the flight confirmation number so that it could 'get this taken care of and escalated.'

Delta eventually offered the customer a $100 travel voucher, McCullough said – $1,700 less than the price of the actual ticket.

Meanwhile, Rome-bound passengers on a Delta partner flight operated by Alitalia out of JFK in New York had to be deplaned Friday after sitting for two hours on a 'steaming hot plane' with no air conditioning, according to a tweet by passenger Adam Fertmann tweeted.

Video posted to social media showed travelers desperately fanning themselves with brochures, safety manuals and anything else they could find.

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