Monday, 21 May 2018

Odd odours and troublesome passengers causing flight disruption for Frontier

Frontier Airlines seem to be having a few issues over the last few days, passengers on one its flights from Tulsa to San Diego found themselves landing in Albuquerque on Sunday after the aircraft they were on had to make an emergency diversion and immediate landing because of an odor.

Approximately halfway through flight 1839, flight attendants smelt an odour of unknown origin in the cabin. The flight diverted, emergency crews checked over the aircraft and the cabin crew were checked by medical staff at Albuquerque, but nothing was found.

Frontier Airlines issued the following statement, “Flight 1839 operating from Tulsa to San Diego has landed safely and without issue in Albuquerque with 129 passengers and six crew. Safety is our number one priority and out of an abundance of caution, this flight diverted due to an unknown odor in the cabin,” 

In an unrelated inccident on Thursday evening another Frontier Airlines flight was disrupted by a drunk passenger who allegedly assaulted two women before urinating on the seat in front of him and the cabin crew tell other passengers to calm down!

Frontier Airlines say they are aware of the incident on flight 864 after a female passenger, named as Emily said that the man, who was extremely intoxicated, allegedly groped one sleeping female passenger and also physically assaulted another woman seated near him. Cabin crew had continued to serve the man alcohol despite his apparent intoxication. 

It was following this inappropriate behaviour, the crew asked the man to sit at the back of the aircraft, in an empty row. Emily sat across the aisle from the man and was asked to monitor the person by the crew.  She then says she saw the man unbuckle his seat belt and urinated on the passenger's seat in front of him. When Emily raised the issue, that the man was peeing on the back of the seat, she was told to calm down by the crew.

The man was taken into custody by airport security after the flight landed at Charleston. The airline said, "The safety and security of our passengers is our top priority at Frontier. We have been made aware of this situation and are working with the appropriate authorities," 

No special cleaning was carried out on the aircraft or affected seats according to the staff at Charleston.