A woman flying to Florida on Spirit Airlines was removed after she refused to wear a mask. She claimed she was eating. After first warning that police would have to drag her off, she ended up begging the flight crew to let her stay and left without force.
Spirit Airlines Passenger Removed…For Eating? Or Mask?
We start with a discussion between the passenger and a flight attendant. The passenger claims she was eating while the flight attendant tells her she will not be traveling. The passenger then warns that she will have to be physically removed.
That’s never a good strategy…
The flight attendant leaves her and she goes up to chat with the flight attendant. She is wearing a mask. She even peaks her head into the cockpit before returning to her seat.
Police eventually board, tell her she won’t be traveling, mention that Spirit will refund her ticket, and she gathers her belongings and exits the plane without further drama.
There’s one piece of information that makes me question this woman’s account. Did you catch it?
Note that at the 1:05 mark of the video above it appears that she is not wearing the mask over her nose or that she even deliberately moves it slightly below her nose.
Whatever your view on masks (and I do think it merits mentioning that the flu season was virtually non-existent this year in part due to masks), she is bound by federal mandate to wear the mask over her nose and mouth. That she seems to be wearing her mask improperly makes me think she was trying to be like the man who spent the whole flight eating a canister of Pringles, one at a time, in order to keep his mask off.
I’ve never encountered a flight attendant on any airline who will not allow you to correct a mask deficiency before throwing you off. Perhaps they exist, but I wonder how many times this woman refused to wear her mask before the video, claiming she was eating?
(H/T: C Boarding Group)