Not sure how I missed this earlier in the week, but an absolutely shameful meltdown by three Spirit Airlines passengers requires our examination. All apparently over a flight delay…
Meltdown: Spirit Employees Attacked Over Flight Delay By Three Angry Passengers
A handful of Spirit Airlines employees were forced to flee for cover after three irate passengers attacked them. Why? Their flight from Fort Lauderdale to Philadelphia was delayed. Per the Broward County Sheriff’s Office:
“The defendants intentionally struck the victims against their will with miscellaneous items, such as phones, shoes, full water bottles, metal boarding signs and fast food. The victims were also punched and kicked in different sections of their bodies numerous times by the listed defendants.”
Spirit Airlines claimed the women became combative after a flight delay:
“We thank our Team Members for their professionalism and quick actions, and we also thank the Broward Sheriff’s Office for their assistance at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport yesterday. Three Guests became combative following a delayed flight, and they were arrested for physically assaulting our Team Members. Three of our Team Members sustained minor injuries.
“This violent behavior is completely unacceptable and has absolutely no place in airports or any other place of business. We will not tolerate abusive behavior of any kind. Further questions about this incident should be referred to law enforcement.”
Although we don’t know what video record of what led to the attack, we have video of the attack:
Per the Associated Press:
Deputies arrested the women, who are all from Philadelphia. Tymaya Wright, 20, was charged with battery and petit theft for taking a Spirit employee’s phone and putting it in her backpack. Danaysha Dixon, 22, and Keira Ferguson, 21, were both arrested on battery charges.
Nice, Wright even managed to swipe a mobile phone from one of the Spirit agents…talk about three stooges.
Another week, another attack against Spirit Airlines employees in Florida. The union should start negotiating hazard pay…
Mug Shots: Broward County Sheriff’s Office