Woman Refuses to Get Off Spirit Airlines Flight, Forces Everyone Else to Deplane

StoryfulNewsPublished: May 9, 2018Updated: May 10, 201830 views
Published: May 9, 2018Updated: May 10, 2018

A woman filmed herself refusing to get off of a Spirit Airlines flight out of Atlanta, Georgia, on May 1, causing the cabin crew to have all the other passengers deplane. A week later, her Facebook Live had racked up nearly 3 million views. Safira Allen cited a series of unconfirmed incidents including that the gate agents closed the door 20 minutes early and they didn’t give her any money back when she said she missed three flights. She also took issue with the airline’s name, saying: “y’all going to use Jesus’ name the Holy Spirit? No that’s got to change, y’all need to be called something else, y’all need to change y’all name because nothing Holy Spirit about this airline, no. But y’all say ‘yall represent God. Y’all need to quit playing with Jesus, and I’m not getting off this plane.” Earlier in the video Allen proclaimed to be “orthodox” and was wearing a Star of David. Allen insulted the other passengers as they exited, and said “Konnichiwa, welcome to America,” to several Asian passengers. The police officer who came to speak with Allen on the plane said that she had been denied boarding and would have to leave. She complied, begrudgingly, saying: “I’m going to get off when Jesus tells me to get off.” The last moments of the video show police officers holding her arm and telling her to put her hands behind her back. In a later Facebook post, Allen said: “I apologize if I inconvenienced anyone on that PLANE! But at the same TIME! I am standing up for people who have to deal with companies ripping them OFF and Making you the Suspect; when you Paid for their services. EtC..” Credit: Safira Allen via Storyful

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