Newsweek recently reported that an Allegiant Air passenger was removed from a flight because he had asked a flight attendant to put on her face mask properly.
A video of this incident was posted on Twitter and sparked various reactions.
Allegiant Air Passenger Removed From Flight
In this twitter video, you can see a ground staff escorting out an elderly man from the flight.
On his way out, he was pleading to speak with the captain.
This elderly man was thrown off @allegiant airline this morning from Punta Gorda Florida this morning Because he asked the flight attendant why he had to wear a mask and she didn’t have to wear one pic.twitter.com/xZoui5zCrg
— Patrick (@peter61809160) September 7, 2020
This was the caption of the video:
“This elderly man was thrown off @allegiant airline this morning from Punta Gorda Florida this morning because he asked the flight attendant why he had to wear a mask and she didn’t have to wear one.”
However, a spokesperson of Allegiant stated that the passenger was thrown off for violating FAA regulations, and not for any other reasons.
“He was asked to leave for ‘repeatedly and aggressively disrupting the preflight safety briefing’. The flight attendants only ‘briefly lowered their mask to speak into the public address microphone so that the announcement could be understood’ .
The flight attendant put on her mask back in place right after giving the announcement.
Allegiant requires face coverings to be on during all phases of travel, starting from the waiting area at the gate.
They also provide every passenger with a mask and disinfectant wipes to ensure their safety and protection during flight.
However, after this incident, several other Twitter users started tweeting photos and videos of Allegiant flight attendants not properly wearing face masks.
.@Allegiant how am I supposed to feel safe flying when my chatty Kathy flight attendant isn’t even wearing her mask properly and keeps taking it off?!? Safety first or last…? pic.twitter.com/N61Y4h6xB7
— Jessie Kunkel (@jesscacaroline) September 4, 2020
That surprises me after my recent trip where I witnessed the flight attendant wear her mask below her nose for much of the flight pic.twitter.com/USWfnnXAdh
— Colleen Napora (@ruirish01) September 6, 2020
One user claimed flight attendants broke their own health protocols and safety instructions.
Had to fly home this week and gave @Allegiant a try for their said safety priorities. Was that a joke – even the flight attendants didn’t wear a mask while giving the SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. They also did not enforce mask wearing on the plane which went against their policy. pic.twitter.com/jTXVPom2M7
— Toni the Towtruck (@tonicontour) August 31, 2020
Allegiant responded with this:
@NerdCaptnHaley Enforcement of our mask policy is certainly expected from our flight attendants. I will be sure to share your feedback with our teams. Thank you! – SG
— Allegiant (@Allegiant) September 4, 2020
What do you think of these cases?
We have to lead by example, right?
Did these flight attendants, mentioned in the tweets, go against their own safety protocols?
Or were these passengers just a little too nitpicky with their observations?
Photo Credit: Thomas