Here’s how bad Spirit Airlines’ reputation has been: In 2019, the Los Angeles Times ran an article with the headline “Spirit’s new strategy: Be a less terrible airline.”
At least of late, that strategy doesn’t seem to be playing out well on social media. For the second time in two months, the ultra-low-cost carrier finds itself the subject of a viral controversy for trying to kick a family off a plane because a young child wasn’t wearing a mask.
In this case, it was a 2-year-old girl who had her mask off while she was eating.
When the family wouldn’t leave, the crew deplaned the entire flight from Orlando, Florida, to Atlantic City, New Jersey, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday.
Video shows a flight attendant telling the family they need to leave the flight because of “noncompliance” with the mask policy.