Passengers have been banned from Spirit Airlines after an on board brawl on Saturday that involved two teenagers and a pregnant woman on one side, and two passengers who were kicking a seat back on another, in an incident that’s gone viral across social media platforms.
According to a woman who identifies as the grandmother of one of the passengers that was fighting “[t]he guy in the black t-shirt and his girlfriend were fighting” after asking that passengers not kick the back of her granddaughter’s seat. That led to cursing and escalated to “snatching” a pregnant woman’s hair.
That’s when things really got out of control between the “guy and his girl” (who were said to be kicking the back of a seat) and the “2 minors” (who complained about the kicking) as well as the “7 months’ pregnant woman” who was aunt to the two younger passengers. A flight attendant made an announcement threatening to divert the aircraft.
The flight attendant saying “we will land the plane RIGHT NOW” is giving me “don’t make me stop this car” vibes 😂😂
— Grammatically Garbage (@Tipakal_kiki) May 22, 2021
There are two different angles to the incident, though we really only know one side to the story.
Credit: Baller Alert
The people need another angle! pic.twitter.com/ZwPjzGS8bo
— Rafi D'Angelo (@RafiDAngelo) May 22, 2021
Back story. pic.twitter.com/OXocxClqDC
— Takia Brown (@TakiaBrown) May 23, 2021
Law enforcement met the aircraft, and the two passengers who were initially kicking the seat back were reportedly arrested. Spirit Airlines issued passenger bans, as the grandmother reports, “None of the[m] can fly Spirit Airlines. Zero [tolerance] policy it is what it is.”
I’ve written that “all airline passengers are Spirit Airlines passengers now” with business travel not yet restarted in earnest and planes full of leisure customers. But Spirit Airlines passengers flying Spirit can still outdo themselves. Spirit Airlines has been contacted for comment and I will update if they respond.