A passenger on board a Southwest Airlines flight from Tucson to las Vegas has gone viral posting her experience to TikTok when she “rested her arm on the window next to her seat, instantly breaking the plastic layer” of the window.
I first saw the video on Instagram posted by Humans Of Spirit Airlines as though this happened on a Spirit flight (you’d think!). So the whole episode is shrouded in misinformation and misunderstanding.
The plastic barrier between the interior of the cabin and the actual window broke. The passenger describes it as fairly scary, “the whole window just broke, shattered, the whole thing.” The flight’s captain, though, reassured that there was nothing structural that had broken and the aircraft was safe to continue the flight.
Southwest starting to feel like Spirit
As a passenger this can be understandably scary. Fortunately the glass window panel didn’t actually break. There was no loss of cabin pressure. No one had to put on oxygen masks. The plane was safe to continue to its destination. Southwest did, however, give the passenger a $300 travel credit for the experience.