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11/29/2013 12:51 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

UPDATE 12/3: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.

PREVIOUSLY: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.

It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" and a righteously-indignant TV producer, Elan Gale, who live-tweeted the entire hilarious, maddening encounter as it happened.

The saga began when the US Airways flight to Phoenix was delayed at takeoff:

Our flight is delayed. A woman on here is very upset because she has Thanksgiving plans. She is the only one obviously. Praying for her

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She's telling the flight attendants that it is Thanksgiving. She wants them to know she wants to have dinner with her family

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

The male flight attendant said "I understand ma'am. I'm looking forward to seeing my family too." She responded "This isn't about you"

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Her family is very important to her, she says. Her family has a special recipe for stuffing. She needs to be there to help. It is crucial

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She has a connecting flight. Why doesn't anyone understand she has a connecting flight? Why do people not understand her needs?

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

"Today is Thanksgiving! I'm supposed to be with my family. NOT with you people I barely know!"

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She had to sit down because we took off. She has been muttering "about DAMN time" and I can hear her breathing from 5 rows back

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I sent the lady a glass of wine and a note pic.twitter.com/GttnmQI25P

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She's pushing her call button a lot

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

The male flight attendant is giving me the "let's just pretend this never happened" face. Shaking his head a lot

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

He gave me two little bottles of vodka but he won't hand them to her. He says I have to do it myself

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I'm going to do it

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Oh my God I did it I walked as if I was going to the bathroom and I leaned over and put them on her tray table and walked away Oh my God

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She just stared at me like REALLY hard. She was breathing through her teeth and I think she just couldn't believe I was doing that

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I'm not going to lie I am shaking this is so terrifying she is so angry at me it's kind of incredible

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I don't really know what to do now I'm afraid to get out of my seat. This is like being on a roller coaster I'm scared and super excited

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

The male flight attendant just handed me a note from 7A

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

From 7A pic.twitter.com/OEaCWw5mz3

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

This means war

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Well I don't know what I'm going to so next but I've got two hours left on this flight and I'm going to retaliate

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Diane is in her late 40s or early 50s. She is wearing mom jeans and a studded belt and she is wearing a medical mask over her idiot face

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I cannot believe there are "Diane" apologists in this world. You're with me or you're against me!

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I'm writing a note as we speak

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I'm considering balling it up and putting it in my mouth and spitting it into her tray table as I walk by but I haven't decided yet

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I just walked by her and said "I'll be back shortly." Then I stopped and took this picture and smiled at her pic.twitter.com/dNWMMXE2cc

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I have delivered the note

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

My response to "Diane" in 7A pic.twitter.com/cRN2togLdq

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I can hear her breathing

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Diane has responded #TeamElan #7A #DianeCanEatMyD pic.twitter.com/vYFyGtGMZl

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I am working on my response at the moment

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Diane has received yet another note from me. She does not look pleased #7A #TeamElan #DianeCanEatMyD

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

My final (I think) note to Diane in 7A pic.twitter.com/SLrOug9U4d

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I have landed in Phoenix. No sight of authorities yet

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Well, "Diane" just slapped me

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

When I got off the plane I waited for her at the gate. I was holding another note in my hand and I was going to give it to her

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She walked right up to me and slapped me immediately in the face

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

The gate agent for the next flight actually grabbed her and held her back. He asked me if I wanted to have the airport police come over

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I said no

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

She turned to the gate agent and said "Am I going to make my flight to Sacramento?"

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

He said "no"

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

I laughed. And then the gate agent said "Are you sure you don't want to talk to the police? You can if you want to"

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

And I said "No. It's okay. I understand. But I do have a note for her." And I handed it to her and I walked away

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

The note said...

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

"Diane, allow me to introduce myself. I am TheYearOfElan..."

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

"Look me up online. Read every tweet. Read every response. And maybe next time you'll be nice to people who are just trying to help"

— elan gale (@theyearofelan) November 28, 2013

Elan, you are our Thanksgiving hero.

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