An entire plane was forced to disembark after a Spirit Airlines passenger refused to leave the aircraft on a May 1 flight out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Safira Allen was sitting on the flight when a flight attendant came up to her and told her she would have to exit the plane because she had been denied boarding. Allen had apparently missed the earlier Spirit flight she had booked and hopped on this one.
Instead of leaving the plane, Allen decided to stream an 18-minute rant on Facebook Live. It quickly went viral.
In the footage, which was widely shared on Facebook, Allen says that there "ain't nothing spiritual about this plane" and that she won't deplane until she is reimbursed for her flight. According to Allen, she missed an earlier flight with Spirit Airlines because the gate closed 20 minutes earlier than it was supposed to. She then seemingly bought a new ticket for the flight she was currently on, when she was told she had been denied boarding. It is unclear why she was being denied boarding on the flight.
"I'm not getting off this plane. Girl, let me share this because this not right. How are y'all going to inconvenience me. I get on the plane and y'all telling me I have to get off? No. Today I'm not," Allen says in her Facebook Live recording.