Gate Agent Joins Cheer Squad in Dance Routines During Flight Delay

So this cheerleading squad was flying Spirit Airlines from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to Atlantic City, New Jersey after a competition because.. spirit, amiright?

The flight was delayed and a brief delay becomes an extended delay. And then the team’s coach gets on the speaker and instructs the girls to dance.

A Spirit agent trying to make announcements about delays for another flight at a nearby gate was drowned out. And since the agent doesn’t make ends meet working for Spirit along, and moonlights as a nearby resort’s activities director, he knew the songs and dance moves.

And then “Wobble Baby” came on, so he decided to cheerbomb the routine.

“When I jumped in on it, I don’t think anyone was expecting it— that’s when they began to cheer and really get into it,” says Dillon, adding that the cheerleaders were very excited when he started to “wobble” with them. “People started puling their phones out and recording.”

The guy was on duty. He gets a call over the radio. But he keeps dancing.

After receiving a call over radio, Dillon had to head back to work. “They were laughing that I was still working and dancing,” he recalls. “Then I was like, ‘I gotta go, I still have to work!’”

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According to Spirit Airlines this is all about who they are, or something. The old Spirit was about MILF (Many Islands, Low Fares) sales and Carlos Danger sales. This one is just good wholesome fun.

We strive for an excellent guest experience, while providing the best value in the sky. In this case, our agent Robert Dillon, went above and beyond to help pass the time of a weather delay and have a little fun with our guests. We salute Robert for his positive attitude and his awesome dance moves. We’d also like to thank Kristie Brown for sharing this moment, and the South Jersey Storm dance squad for choosing Spirit.

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  1. that sounds like an interesting marketing ploy to keep customers coming back for repeat business if you personally asked me.

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