Police boarded a Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago O’Hare that landed in Las Vegas on Sunday. But it was all a misunderstanding, it was just a Spirit flight. A passenger “observed communications between a mentally ill person and an airline employee” and made an “overexaggerated” social media post.
One passenger reports that after boarding the aircraft police made passengers on board “put our hands on our head and drop everything.”
Wtf going on 😅 pic.twitter.com/1hZbzAYidm
— Justin (@_justintime20_) January 24, 2021
While a woman sitting towards the front of the aircraft was arrested, she was released as “no laws were broken.”
Regarding police activity at the airport: A report was received about a potential problem passenger aboard a Spirit flight from Chicago to Las Vegas. The matter has been investigated and there was no credible threat to the aircraft or passengers.
— McCarran Airport (@LASairport) January 24, 2021
Shouldn’t there just be a different standard for responding to disturbances on Spirit Airlines, with maybe the new Spirit Airlines frequent flyer program bonusing these sorts of incidents (though with their frequency, that could become expensive)? Treat Spirit flights like a sort of Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone in Seattle,