Well, it takes all kinds and I guess if you’re patient enough, or live long enough, you will see or hear about most anything.
Frontier Airlines (who had that great flash sale earlier this month) was rewarded for those low fares by a drunk and disorderly passenger who allegedly grabbed two women during the flight and then urinated on the seat in front of him.
The flight was en route from Denver to Charleston last Thursday and the man in question had reportedly been drinking. (Heavily, I would assume.) Roughly two hours into the flight, he grabbed a woman sitting next to him. The woman screamed that if the man touched her again, she would kill him (but with a few more expletives.) She also said that she witnessed the man drink two double shots of vodka during the flight.
A fellow passenger says the man was “out of his mind” and “extremely intoxicated.” Clearly.
According to reports, the man verbally assaulted another female passenger, asking her crude and invasive questions about her sex life.
Flight attendants did the right thing after being notified of his behavior by moving him to an empty row at the back of the plane. It was at that time that he then urinated on the seat in front of him.
A female passenger sitting across from him in the last row feels that Frontier did not handle the situation adequately, believing that someone should have been consistently monitoring the man after his disruptive behavior prior to being moved. She also said that when she began yelling that the man was urinating at his seat, a flight attendant instructed her to be quiet versus acknowledging the man’s behavior. This passenger was later given a voucher toward another Frontier flight and her bag fees were waived.
For the record, upon landing in Charleston, the man was handcuffed and taken into custody.
Makes you feel better about your last lousy flight, doesn’t it? At least nobody was peeing on your seat. I mean, really. Disgusting. And the man was in the last row, right by the bathrooms. It’s not like he had to walk far. And more seriously, at least some stranger wasn’t groping you and/or asking you unwanted personal questions.
What do you think about Frontier’s actions? They were correct in moving the man as quickly as possible. I mean, it’s not like they can show him the door. It does make you wonder if this will affect airlines’ decisions to serve alcoholic beverages on flights (although if someone really wants to have a drink, they can imbibe at the airport.) But would this man have been assaulting women (and plane seats) if he hadn’t been drinking? If the answer is no, does that mean Frontier, as the entity that served him the alcohol, is legally liable for his actions?