Yesterday I wrote about the Spirit Flight 138 fiasco and their retracted statement about what happened.
This was their original statement that blamed the adults for not wearing a mask:
I wrote to Spirit media relations manager Field Sutton asking why the airline was blaming the adults when this video that clearly shows the flight attendant putting the blame on the 2 year old who was eating at the time.
Earlier in the day Mr. Sutton assured me that the issue was the adults and not the kids. After all, Spirit would never have families fly on their planes if they ejected them when 2 year olds won’t keep their mask on.
But after video evidence proved Spirit wrong, Spirit put out a new statement that deleted “the adults in a party not complying,”
It got ratioed in a big way:
— Spirit Airlines (@SpiritAirlines) April 5, 2021
Sorry Spirit, you don’t get to have another shot at it. It’s time to apologize and own it. After all, your airline did the right thing in allowing the family back on the flight! The flight crew clearly realized something went wrong here, after all, we never hear about families being allowed back onboard a flight after being deboarded!
And yet, Spirit managed to grab ridicule and defeat from the hands of praise and victory. All for want of a simple apology.
Meanwhile, the Babylon Bee is now trolling Spirit over the incident.
Spirit Airlines Installs Ejection Seats For Toddlers Who Take Off Their Masks https://t.co/0gkC3Kcdwc
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) April 6, 2021
“In order to crack down on the growing pandemic of toddlers not wearing masks after takeoff, Spirit Airlines has announced that all aircraft will now be fitted with ejector seats to quickly remove dangerous maskless babies from the plane.”
“Sources confirmed that flight attendants will be given big scary red buttons that can eject any passenger at will. Buttons Buttons will be used as an enforcement tactic against unmasked children, people who don’t put their tray table in the upright and locked position when asked, and orthodox Jews.”
But they saved the best for last,
“Spirit also threatened that those who further refuse to comply will be forced to fly on Spirit Airlines again.“
Seriously though, can someone spearhead a campaign to write to our representatives to increase the age when you need to wear a mask on a plane from an absurd 2 to a more reasonable 6 as is done in Europe?