A flight attendant for Southwest Airways misplaced two enamel when she was attacked by a passenger this weekend, in response to her union president
DALLAS — A Southwest Airways flight attendant was assaulted by a passenger and misplaced two enamel within the assault final weekend, in response to a union president, who complained to the airline’s CEO about unruly passengers.
“Sadly, this is only one of many occurrences,” mentioned the union president, Lyn Montgomery. She mentioned there have been 477 incidents of “misconduct” by passengers on Southwest planes between April 8 and Might 15.
A Southwest spokesman mentioned Tuesday that the incident occurred Sunday morning after a flight from Sacramento landed in San Diego.
“The passenger repeatedly ignored normal inflight directions and have become verbally and bodily abusive upon touchdown,” mentioned the spokesman, Chris Mainz. He mentioned police have been requested to fulfill the airplane when it arrived in San Diego, and the passenger was taken into custody.
Montgomery, the president of Native 556 of the Transport Employees Union, wrote in regards to the weekend assault in a letter to Southwest CEO Gary Kelly.
Montgomery requested Kelly to foyer federal officers for extra federal air marshals on flights and to ban passengers who violate guidelines as an alternative of placing them on one other flight. She mentioned flight attendants are involved about Southwest resuming sale of alcohol on board planes. Many latest instances which have caught FAA’s consideration involving passengers who have been ingesting.