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How to Get Banned for Life on Spirit Airlines

How to Get Banned for Life on Spirit Airlines
Jennifer Billock

A Spirit Airlines passenger recently broke two rules, managing to get himself banned for life from the airline; he was caught smoking from a vaporizer and drinking alcohol out of bottles he brought on the plane himself, both of which are not allowed on flights. He likely won’t face any charges, though.

On a recent Spirit Airlines flight from Detroit to New Orleans, flight attendants were faced with passenger breaking multiple rules. The 30-year-old man was caught vaping with an e-cigarette at his seat and then exhaling into a bag. When a flight attendant told him he wasn’t allowed to smoke during the flight, he relocated to the bathroom to vape—which set off the plane’s smoke alarm.

The flight attendant alerted the police, and a deputy met him at the gate when the plane landed. The passenger denied smoking and claimed he didn’t know it wasn’t allowed. Though he wasn’t arrested, the man will likely never fly with Spirit again, as the airline banned him for life.

“It’s a private business that can ban customers at their own leisure,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde told CNN. “It’s like telling you not to come back to the restaurant. Once he was on the ground, he was cooperative with our deputies so he didn’t face any criminal charges.”

Apparently, smoking wasn’t the only rule the passenger broke, though, as another passenger reported he was drinking from bottles of alcohol he brought on the plane, which isn’t allowed. Spirit Airlines has yet to comment on the situation.


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  1. horseymike

    June 13, 2019 at 8:01 am

    anyone banned for life on spirit should consider themselves among the luckiest people in the world.

  2. DCAFly

    June 13, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Banned from Spirit for life. We should all be so lucky.

  3. dogolden

    June 13, 2019 at 11:28 am

    So, the lesson learned is that if you are hopelessly addicted to nicotine and alcohol but need to fly somewhere, hop on an airline that you don’t care if you get banned on (like Spirit) and puff and drink away! We don’t need no stinkin’ rules!

  4. trm2


    June 18, 2019 at 5:37 am

    Oh, sorry corporate travel policy, I can’t fly on Spirit. – oops 🙂

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