Airline asks man to remove ‘threatening’ Princess Bride shirt

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jan 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-23 21:30:08-05

Apparently not everyone has watched the classic film “The Princess Bride,” including several Qantas airlines passengers who were unsettled on a recent flight by a man’s Inigo Montoya t-shirt.

Wynand Mullins was settling into a flight from Australia to New Zealand when a flight attendant told him his shirt had some of the other passengers worried, and asked him to remove it, according to New Zealand’s Stuff Magazine.

“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die,” was the terrifying quote — one of the most famous lines from the movie.  Incidentally, it would likely please the writer to know that 25 years later, the line is still packing such a punch.

“I was wondering where they would find a shirt for me, being on a plane and all,” Mullins told the National Business Review online. “The thought did cross my mind that it would either be a blanket or the pilot’s jacket.”

Alas, the flight personnel thought better of the request and did not return to make sure he did.  Quantas didn’t have any official record of the incident because it was handled in the air, according to Stuff.

“I thought it was all a bit silly,” Mullins told New Zealand’s Stuff Magazine. “The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie.”