The largest expert travel community:
  • 758,579 Total members
  • 11,345 Users online now
  • 1,707,665 Threads
  • 31,115,487 Posts

He Barfed in Her Hair, Can We Have In-Flight Breathalyzers Now?

He Barfed in Her Hair, Can We Have In-Flight Breathalyzers Now?
Jackie Reddy

A Baltimore-bound Spirit Airlines flight from Chicago was delayed after an intoxicated traveler vomited onto the head of a female passenger. In video footage of the incident, the woman – who had to wash her hair in a plane sink – can be seen having her head carefully wiped by a member of cabin crew.

An intoxicated Spirit Airlines traveler vomited onto a woman’s head on a recent flight, prompting passengers on the Baltimore-bound service from Chicago to deplane so the craft could be cleaned, The Sun reports.

Footage of the immediate aftermath of the incident – which occurred on Wednesday – was shared with ABC7 News. The woman reportedly washed her hair of the mess in a plane sink, but the clip also shows a member of crew helping to wipe her head clean.

The drunk passenger was removed from the flight and, speaking immediately after the incident, the co-pilot was filed saying, “This stuff only happens on my Vegas flights, never happens in Chicago. If anybody else is drunk, please get off the airplane now.”

As ABC7 News reports, not only was the flight delayed due to the initial incident, but it incurred further delays when two additional intoxicated passengers hid in the plane’s toilets prior to departure. They were eventually removed from the flight and the service was finally able to depart from

View Comments (7)


  1. pagophilus

    October 12, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    Breathalysers used by airline staff – I don’t have a problem with that. I’d even make the cutoff 0.00, with zero tolerance. Would make other’s lives so much more pleasant.

  2. KRSW

    October 12, 2019 at 9:34 pm

    Good on the flight crew for helping the poor woman… if this were a United flight, the flight crew wouldn’t have bothered to lift a finger.

  3. weero


    October 12, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    You want an invasive rule / procedure / law change because this micro incident?

    No one got injured. This is nothing. The barfer was offloaded …. why the pitchforks????

  4. cmd320

    October 13, 2019 at 8:47 am

    In-Flight breathalyzers? Are we serious?

  5. mvoight

    October 13, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Oh, Spirit……Say no more

  6. mvoight

    October 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    And, 2 other drunks tried to hide in the lavs…….. interesting….

  7. millions

    October 18, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    Never underestimate half of America’s desire to be treated like children in the hopes of regulating themselves into Utopia.

You must be logged in on the FORUM to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Airlines

Another Major Airline Introduces Basic Economy Fares

Joe CortezOctober 30, 2019

British Airways Takes Back Its Compensation

Jackie ReddyOctober 30, 2019

Good and Bad News From Air New Zealand

Brenda BertramOctober 30, 2019

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.