A passenger on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami was duct taped to his seat on Saturday after spilling a cocktail on himself, taking off his shirt, touching up flight attendants and getting into a fight. And the flight attendants who used the duct tape have been suspended by the airline. After all, I suppose, this is normal everyday behavior for a Frontier Airlines flight.
The 22 year Maxwell Berry from Ohio was arrested on the flight’s landing in Miami, accused of assaulting one (male) flight attendant and “inappropriately touching” two other (female) flight attendants. He “had two drinks while on the flight and ordered another drink.” It was that third inflight cocktail that set off the chain of events.
The [police] report said Berry brushed an empty cup against the backside of a flight attendant.
Berry then spilled his new drink on his shirt, went to the bathroom and came out shirtless, the report said. A flight attendant helped him get another shirt from his carry-on.
After walking around for 15 minutes, the report said, Berry then groped the chests of female flight attendants.
Police said he then punched a male flight attendant in the face who had been called over to watch him.
A fight ensued and passengers restrained Berry, the report said.
Frontier passenger allegedly touched 2 flight attendants breasts, then screamed his parents are worth $2 million, before punching a flight attendant. Frontier suspended the crew for duct taping the passenger to his seat as they landed in Miami. 22 yr old Max Berry is in custody. pic.twitter.com/4xS9Rwvafx
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) August 3, 2021
According to Frontier Airlines,
During a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant.
As a result, the passenger needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived. The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of investigation of the events.
Normal procedure may well be a suspension for the flight attendants, but procedure ought to be to give them combat pay.