July 30, 2013

Struth! That's not the Spirit

Police Forcibly Removing Lady from Spirit Airlines Flight

IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says a woman has appeared in court in America after getting drunk, swearing, yelling racist abuse and making obscene gestures to flight attendants – while on her way to an alcohol rehabilitation program.

The woman had been served two vodka-based drinks on the flight from Baltimore to Fort Lauderdale when cabin crew – on the seemingly aptly-named Spirit Airlines – refused her any more after suspecting she was becoming inebriated.

She then stormed to the aircraft galley area, told a senior flight attendant “to stop sending your house n-----r to do the messages for you,” swearing, making obscene gestures and abusing staff and fellow passengers.

After being forced back to her seat she was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies on arrival at Fort Lauderdale – and in court a judge released her on bail after hearing she had been on her way to spend a month in an alcohol rehabilitation centre.

She was also ordered not to consume alcohol or to approach Spirit Airlines before appearing in court again after her stint in rehab.

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