Who owns Frontier Airlines? Carrier backs crew who duct-taped Maxwell Berry to seat for groping
Frontier Airlines now says it supports the crew aboard the Philadelphia-Miami flight after they tackled a drunk and potentially dangerous passenger Maxwell Berry on July 31. The carrier faced severe backlash online after it was reported that the crew who duct-taped the passenger to his seat to potentially eliminate any further chances of him harming anyone on the flight was suspended. A video from the incident shows Berry yelling at the crew that his parents were worth $2 million after which he punched a male attendant. This was after he had groped female attendants while wandering around the plane shirtless.
Speaking about passengers from hell, a woman aboard an EasyJet flight from Luton to Ibiza got drunk and allegedly offered lap dances and flashed some of her co-passengers. A female passenger went on a foul-mouthed tirade against airline staff aboard an Air India's London-bound flight. The business class passenger asked to speak to the pilot after she was denied a bottle of wine by the crew who said she was "too drunk". She abused the crew, threatened to piss on them in court, and even spat at the crew after hurling verbal obscenities at them. A little role reversal happened in 2019 after a drunk flight attendant aboard an Air Wisconsin flight slurred the safety announcements and dropped things around.
Who owns Frontier Airlines?
According to their website, Frontier Airlines was founded in 1994 and the low-cost carrier is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The carrier operates across the US as well as Central America. It was acquired by Indigo Partners LLC from Republic Airways Holdings in 2013 with plans to transition the carrier into an ultra-low-cost airline.
"During a flight from Philadelphia to Miami on July 31, a passenger made inappropriate physical contact with a flight attendant and subsequently physically assaulted another flight attendant. As a result, the passenger needed to be restrained until the flight landed in Miami and law enforcement arrived. The flight attendants will be, as required in such circumstances, relieved of flying pending completion of investigation of the events," Frontier Airlines said in a statement.
The airline faced severe backlash for suspending the crew who experienced the unfortunate incident on the flight where Berry groped the breasts of female attendants, rubbed an empty cup against the backside of another, and punched a male attendant. Berry was arrested after the plane landed in Miami. "Protect these Frontier Flight Crew by any means they are true American Heroes," wrote a Twitter user. "It’s BS that @FlyFrontier suspended their FAs. FAs are dealing with a lot, including this incident in which they were inappropriately touched!!!!! Frontier should stand by them. I definitely won’t be booking any Frontier flights until they stand with their FAs," NYT bestselling author Nomadic Matt wrote.
"Frontier should honor the flight crew for finding a way to subdue this horrid kid. They saved other passengers and allowed the flight to land safely," another user tweeted backing the FA's. "The flight attendants that were suspended should sue the perpetrator and then sue frontier next," suggested another user.
Protect these Frontier Flight Crew by any means they are true American Heroes 😂 https://t.co/nCAp67y5jv— Aldrin Aquino (@IamAldrinA) August 3, 2021
It’s BS that @FlyFrontier suspended their FAs. FAs are dealing with a lot, including this incident in which they were inappropriately touched!!!!! Frontier should stand by them. I definitely won’t be booking any Frontier flights until they stand with their FAs. https://t.co/yCMjSg9kGQ— Nomadic Matt (@nomadicmatt) August 3, 2021
Frontier should honor the flight crew for finding a way to subdue this horrid kid. They saved other passengers and allowed the flight to land safely.— Churchlady320 (@churchlady320) August 3, 2021
The flight attendant’s that were suspended should sue the perpetrator and then sue frontier next. https://t.co/MNXdS1j5HV— kat (@unofficialmgg) August 3, 2021