In a post pandemic world (almost), airline safety should be the next big discussion against the backdrop of vigilantes and conspiracy theories abound. An American flight attendant has found this out the hard way.
Southwest Airlines is the latest American airline to find itself grappling with rising in-sky violence (if that sounded terrifying that’s because it is nobody should be violent 35,000 feet in the air.) Between April and May alone, there were actually hundreds of major incidents on board Southwest owned planes — a problem that airlines are finding that is becoming all too customary for being so high off the ground.
On Saturday, a SW attendant was attacked mid-flight after a customer refused to follow some pretty basic flight instructions (tray up; bag under the chair that kind of thing.). Reports show that the customer verbally and physically assaulted the attendant and is now facing felony charges over the incident.
According to the airline, the attendant suffered some pretty obvious damages to her face and is missing a few teeth.