The violent scene unfolded at the Dallas Forth Worth International Airport after an argument between a male airport employee and a female passenger turned physical. The woman pushes and slaps the employee who then charges, trips, and punches her before several other men step in to intervene.
The incident which occurred last July was one of many similar incidents that have occurred over the past few years as travel tensions have dramatically increased during the pandemic era.
In the video, a male Spirit Airlines employee is seen engaged in a verbal altercation with a passenger in the Spirit Airlines gate area at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).
The woman seems to have physically touched the man and in response, the employee demands she not do that. He then walks aggressively toward her. At one point another individual appears to intervene when the woman suddenly punches the employee. The employee then becomes irate and furiously charges her while she flees, tripping her and himself in what might have been a mistake or an attempt to tackle her.
They both get to their feet where the man then violently punches her before several other males intervene to separate them. As the yelling continues another male passenger tells the man to “fight him” (in lieu of the woman). The video then ends without any apparent resolution.
Spirit Airlines later responded to the event noting:
We are aware of this altercation. Our vendor at DFW has suspended the agent. Spirit Airlines does not tolerate violence of any kind, and we are working with local law enforcement to investigate this matter.
— Spirit Airlines (@SpiritAirlines) August 12, 2022
This incident, like so many before it and many after it, marks a dark era in the travel industry when violent encounters became almost commonplace. Fortunately, they have slowed a bit as society attempts to find some sort of post-pandemic normalcy.
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