A New Zealand man who was asked to remove his T-shirt that read "prepare to die" on a Qantas flight said passengers' reaction was "over the top".
Sydney resident Wynand Mullins was travelling to Auckland on Sunday evening when a steward asked him if he would take off his T-shirt that displayed the famous line from the 1980s adventure film The Princess Bride.
The T-shirt featured a print of an oversize name tag that read "HELLO my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.".
Mr Mullins was told that some passengers had complained that the T-shirt "intimidated" them.
"I thought it was all a bit silly," he said.
”The person next to me was laughing, because they knew the movie."
He told the flight attendant he did not have another shirt and was hopeful that he would be given a pilot shirt to wear.
He said the Qantas employee left to find him another shirt but never returned and didn't make eye contact with him for the rest of the flight.
"I wouldn't be surprised if they had someone watching me the whole time," Mr Mullins said.
The Princess Bride fan described the reaction to his T-shirt as "over the top" but said he also found it "comical".
A Qantas spokesperson said the airline had no knowledge of the incident.
Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Mark Worley