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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #135 on: April 05, 2021, 05:08:41 PM »
Fly with a GoPro Rolling...
I keep one as backup these days... Sad state but badly needed.
Where do you wear it?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #136 on: April 05, 2021, 05:26:04 PM »
Very sad story but at least the ending was a good ending. Credit to the Orlando Police Department who stayed with the Family the entire time and made sure that they had what they needed. They were also able to arrange with the chief pilot once they confirmed that the pilot and crewmembers did not have a problem with it and it was only one crew member that had an issue and that crew member was safely escorted to the tram and the family and the rest of the passengers were able to reboard  the plane and  depart. It ended with the father of the child giving the officer a warm handshake and a hug before boarding the plane again.

I can verify all of this besides what went on behind the scenes with crew. Though from what I saw- the crew for the most part did seem to be pretty sympathetic besides one or 2 FAís.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #137 on: April 05, 2021, 05:27:34 PM »
Where do you wear it?
I have it in my backpack, if I smell something coming my way ill strap it on my belt [, such as a rude FA, belt mount]. Usually by the time you get to the plane ramp you know if you'll need it.


Its totally crazy but crazy stuff happen.

I was on a flight this CH where the FA was telling all jews they are the best kindest most compliant people and just last CH the FA was bashing jews [same airline]. All you need is some FA thinking of you a certain way and you can get into legal trouble [as I've seen happen to others].
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #138 on: April 05, 2021, 06:49:43 PM »
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@Dan this is quite the bold official statement when video clearly shows otherwise.

ETA: looks like it might have been deleted already?


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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #139 on: April 05, 2021, 07:04:32 PM »
Only Spirit could manage to dig themselves into a deeper hole.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #140 on: April 05, 2021, 07:16:52 PM »
Their pr machine were hot on the heels to get their skewed and plundered version out in the media before the real story gets out. Simple google:

https://www.google.com/search?q=spirit+air+mask&oq=&aqs=chrome.0.35i39i362l5...5.-1j0j7&client=ms-android-sprint-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#scso=_CJlrYMLlJLaj5NoP3-6fWA6:344

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #141 on: April 05, 2021, 07:33:50 PM »
Great article: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/airline-news/happened-aboard-spirit-flight-138-family-special-needs-child-deboarded-reboarded-flight-attendant-led-away-police/

We just need a concerted effort to get common sense back and only require masks for kids 8 and older. Or at minimum 6.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #142 on: April 05, 2021, 07:48:26 PM »
Fly with a GoPro Rolling...
I keep one as backup these days... Sad state but badly needed.
Or as an alternative
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kimcy929.secretvideorecorder

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #143 on: April 05, 2021, 07:56:31 PM »
Re: the FA, about 45 minutes before announcing the reboarding, I heard the crew saying they're waiting for a new FA and then they can leave. Not sure why the FA stayed around, perhaps they were trying to convince him to cool down and they couldn't leave without a full crew.

And no, despite what Spirit claims the parents were not warned about wearing a mask during the entire duration of the incident, at least since they boarded.

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #144 on: April 05, 2021, 07:57:09 PM »
Some more statements from Spirit in the Business Insider article (https://www.businessinsider.com/spirit-kicked-family-off-plane-mask-violations-2021-4):

"Spirit told Insider the airline directed the family to exit because the parents were not complying with mask mandates, which the company said was not captured on video and came before the viral video was filmed."

"Spirit told Insider it was standard protocol in the airline industry to de-board the entire plane if there was an incident with a passenger. The company also said the couple initially refused to leave, which is why Spirit forced all the passengers off the plane. If the family had agreed to deplane, the rest of the passengers would have remained on board, according to Spirit."

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #145 on: April 05, 2021, 08:02:36 PM »
Great article: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/airline-news/happened-aboard-spirit-flight-138-family-special-needs-child-deboarded-reboarded-flight-attendant-led-away-police/

We just need a concerted effort to get common sense back and only require masks for kids 8 and older. Or at minimum 6.
Cant understand why the airlines themselves donít lobby to avoid the negative pr

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #146 on: April 05, 2021, 08:06:50 PM »
Or as an alternative
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.kimcy929.secretvideorecorder
You need a wide angle and great sound quality, also your using ur phone at times.... battery.

Its a personal decision but if someone smells something might happen just start recording.
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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #147 on: April 05, 2021, 08:11:48 PM »
Great article: https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/airlines/airline-news/happened-aboard-spirit-flight-138-family-special-needs-child-deboarded-reboarded-flight-attendant-led-away-police/

We just need a concerted effort to get common sense back and only require masks for kids 8 and older. Or at minimum 6.
Couldnít agree more. Although most of the time a large ice coffee seems to solve the problem

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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #148 on: April 05, 2021, 08:23:06 PM »
As always, a well written article.

I was on a UA flight this winter where a 613 was escorted off by police upon landing, the resolution wasn't that complicated, as it seems, FA's in more established and better paying airlines have reasons not to look for fights.

Basically this guys kids were on and off with their mask and he was in the bathroom during landing, up until about touchdown [not his fault,  due to announcement timing].

Ultimately there were a few Jewish families on board that made it clear to the police and to UA station supervisor that the FA was the one making a big deal about nothing and the police laughed it all off and told him they will write a report favorable to him [this was in EGE].

On a flight this CH a FA handed what looked like to be knapkins with a printed warning about compliance to 2 passengers in a quiet manner, they just dropped it on their tray table.


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Re: Friends don't let friends fly spirit.
« Reply #149 on: April 05, 2021, 08:26:46 PM »
The real issue is this ridiculous policy of masking 2 year old kids. AFAIK the US is the only country in the world with such an insane policy.
All other countries vary between 5-12.