The wild moment when a woman in her seat on a Spirit Airlines flight punches and grabs another woman
Two women were seen Friday morning on a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta in a now viral video, as violent incidents mount on planes and at airports.
The video, tweeted Friday by Las Vegas Scoop, shows a woman in the aisle of the plane pointing at another woman in her seat as people yell, “It’s not even worth it, it’s not even worth it. ‘
The woman in the chair then starts pointing back at the woman in the aisle, after which the woman in the aisle starts beating and pointing at her again, seemingly arguing with her about something.
That’s when the woman in the chair grabs the woman in the aisle and starts pushing her into the chair, hitting her, grabbing her by the hair to hold her down.
In the background, a man could be heard yelling, “It’s lit, it’s lit.”
The woman in the aisle then pulls the woman in the seat out of her seat and they are seen in the aisle with a group of passengers surrounding them.
The fight appears to begin as an argument between the two women aboard a Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta on Friday morning, with the woman in the aisle pointing at another woman in her seat.
Soon, the woman in her seat grabs the woman in the aisle by her hair and begins to punch her, forcing her into the row of seats, where she continues to fight the woman
An extended version of the brawl, tweeted by Network in Vegas on Saturday, appears to show the woman in the aisle being kicked out of the plane while a man says “Nah, nah, nah, nah, hey, hey, hey goodbye.” starts to sing. ‘
The woman appears upset about her dismissal, walks down the aisle and says “What the f***”, turns to the passengers in their seats and appears to be arguing with them.
As she continues to yell back at the passengers, the woman in the seat, wearing a blue bandana, begins to get up and starts talking directly to the woman in the aisle, after which the woman in the aisle turns back to her. turns around. and starts pointing.
The woman in her seat then begins to yell back at the woman in the aisle, causing her to turn and begin arguing and pointing, until the woman in the blue bandana punches and grabs her.
Another woman tries to separate the two, until they fall into the aisle, at which point more people begin to gather around the two fighters and try to separate them.
It remains unclear what led to the brawl or whether any of the women suffered any consequences for their actions.
DailyMail.com has contacted Spirit Airlines for more information about the apparent attack.
The woman in the aisle was apparently kicked off when the fight started
On the way out the woman got up in her chair and started arguing with her haar
But these types of violent incidents are on the rise in airplanes and at airports.
In June, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that airlines have reported more than 3,000 unruly passenger incidents since January 1, with about 76 percent of the nearly 3,300 reports involving passengers refusing to wear masks on board their flights.
It has accumulated $682,000 in these fines since the new regulations went into effect.
While the FAA agency has not tracked such reports in previous years, a spokesperson said it was safe to assume this year’s numbers are the highest on record.
Since the FAA announced a “zero tolerance policy” against unruly passengers in January, the FAA has disclosed potential fines — some in excess of $30,000 — against more than 80 passengers. According to figures from the FAA, that’s about three times the average number of full-year cases over the past ten years.
In one case last week, a white man on a Frontier Airlines flight from Philadelphia to Miami was reportedly… became angry with a black passenger for thinking he was taking too long to get his luggage from the overhead bin and blocking the way out.
The white man then allegedly punched the black passenger and called him the “N” word.
A nearly three-minute video of the incident showed the two men arguing, when a white man suddenly grabs a black man and pushes him onto the chair. A black woman then seems to get involved and starts attacking a white woman, who grabs her by the hair while a flight attendant asks what happened.
The white man meanwhile continues to beat the black man, causing the black woman to grab the white man by the head while people try to pull him off the black man.
In the end, several other passengers and a flight attendant were able to get the white man off the black man and push him forward to get off the plane.
The black man could be seen trying to follow him, but the black woman seemed to stop him, while others on the plane yelled at him to “get off.”
Video posted to Instagram shows the moment a white passenger pushed a black passenger into the seat of a Frontier Airlines plane as passengers tried to disembark Sunday night
A black woman and a white woman, believed to be the husbands’ wives, became involved, with the black woman trying to grab the white man while the white woman pulled her hair
FAA fines for unruly passengers reach $682,000
With nine cases of unruly passengers reported earlier this month, totaling $119,000 in fines, the agency has collected a total of $682,000 since the beginning of the year.
- $21,500 for a passenger on a December 2020 Frontier Airlines flight from Nashville to Orlando
- $18,500 for a passenger on a February 19 Republic Airlines flight from Indianapolis to Philadelphia
- $17,000 to a passenger on a January 25 Frontier Airlines flight from St. Louis, Missouri to Las Vegas
- $13,000 to a passenger on a January 29 Frontier Airlines flight from San Diego to Las Vegas
- $10,500 to a passenger on a February 27 Allegiant Air flight from Provo, Utah to Mesa, Arizona
- $10,500 to a passenger on a January 23 Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Ketchikan
- $10,500 to a passenger on a Dec. 19 Allegiant Air flight from Syracuse, New York to Punta Gorda, Florida
- $10,000 to a passenger on a February 19 Republic Airlines flight from Indianapolis to Philadelphia
- $7,500 for a passenger on a February 25 Southwest Airlines flight from Denver to Los Angeles
Last month, a 29-year-old woman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault while trying to check in for another Frontier Airlines flight with her two children at Orlando International Airport and hitting an employee with a keyboard.
And in May, a young woman on a plane in southwestern San Diego, California punched a flight attendant in the face. She was charged with misdemeanor battery.
As a result of these violent incidents, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said it will resume self-defense training for airline flight attendants and pilots, which were halted last year due to the pandemic.
Following these violent incidents, certain airlines have also decided to ban the sale of alcohol on their flights.
In May, American Airlines officials announced that they would not continue serving alcohol to passengers in the main cabins until September, having seen that “some of these stressors cause very distressing situations on board aircraft.”
Flight Service Vice President Brady Byrnes added, “Let me be clear: American Airlines will not tolerate assault or assault on our crews.”
“While we appreciate that customers and crew members are eager to return to ‘normal’, we will act with caution and considered in restoring pre-COVID practices.”
American Airlines stopped selling alcohol in the economy in late March 2020 to limit interaction between passengers and flight attendants during the pandemic. The airline now says the ban will remain in effect until Sept. 13, the same date the Transportation Security Administration plans to lift the mask mandate on all flights.
Southwest Airlines has also decided to discontinue its plans to return to selling alcohol to customers as the COVID pandemic eases.
“Given the recent rise in the number of in-flight passenger disruption incidents across the industry, we have made the decision to pause the previously announced restart of alcohol service,” said Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz.
Mainz said the decision could disappoint some customers, “but we believe this is the right decision at the moment in the interest of the safety and comfort of all customers and crew on board.”
The airline has not set new dates for alcohol sales.