Spirit airlines child wrong flight video leaked, 6-year-old on wrong Spirit Airlines flight

An unaccompanied 6-year-old child, who was supposed to fly from Philadelphia International Airport to visit his grandmother in Fort Myers, Florida, had an unexpected journey when he was mistakenly put on a flight to Orlando by Spirit Airlines.

Spirit Airlines expressed its apologies to the family, acknowledging the error that occurred on December 21. The airline explained that the child was under the supervision of a Spirit Team Member and, upon discovering the mistake, immediate steps were taken to inform the family and reunite them.

The child’s grandmother, Maria Ramos, recounted the panic she experienced when her grandson wasn’t on the initially scheduled flight to Fort Myers. After landing in Orlando, the child called his grandmother, and they had to drive almost 160 miles to pick him up.

While the airline offered to reimburse the family for the drive, Ramos is seeking answers about why the mix-up happened. Spirit Airlines, without specifying the details of the error, assured that they take the safety and responsibility of transporting passengers seriously and are conducting an internal investigation. They apologized to the family for the unexpected experience.

“I rushed into the plane to find the flight attendant and asked her, ‘Where’s my grandson? He was handed over to you in Philadelphia?’ She replied, ‘No, I had no kids with me,'” Ramos recounted to WINK News.

Shortly afterward, she received a call from her grandson at the Orlando airport, informing her that he had landed.

In a statement, Spirit Airlines affirmed that the boy was consistently under the care and supervision of an airline employee, despite being mistakenly placed on a flight to Orlando. Once the error was identified, the airline promptly informed the family, according to the statement.

“We take the safety and responsibility of transporting all of our Guests seriously and are conducting an internal investigation,” the statement said. “We apologize to the family for this experience.”

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