Wednesday’s Spirit Airlines flight NK185 from Cleveland to Los Angeles diverted to Denver after a passenger tried to open the emergency exit door of the Airbus A320.
The plane was pressurized. The passenger was never going to succeed. But he was ‘unruly’ and several other passengers on the plane held him down and zip tied him. When the plane made it to Denver the man was “wheeled out on a gurney by paramedics.”
This has become de rigueur for Spirit Airlines flights in the pandemic era. They’ve seemingly had to go to great lengths to preserve their reputation for having the best customers. The only remarkable thing is that all the passengers onboard aren’t charged extra for the entertainment – or the stopover (plus an additional fee for failing to pay these charges online in advance).