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Holy Fuzzy Flying Mammals, Batman! There Was A BAT Flying Loose On A Spirit Airlines Flight!

by SharonKurheg

Just when I thought I would maybe, possibly consider flying on Spirit, they graciously gave me another reason to go back to “Nope, no way, nuh-uh.”

There was a bat on a Spirit plane last week.

Yes! A BAT!

A passenger on a 6am flight from North Carolina to Newark caught footage of a bat that was flying back and forth on the plane and posted it on Twitter:


Another passenger, Peter Scattini, also posted footage of the event on his Twitter account:

(Heads up that this video has some mild adult language in print form)

Scattini said on Twitter that the bat started flying about 30 minutes into the flight and, “Eventually someone trapped it between a book & a cup and then locked it in one of the restrooms for the remainder of the trip.”

Spirit Airlines was interviewed by the Huffington Post and confirmed that a “stowaway bat” was on the flight and that it was, “removed once on the ground by animal control officers.”

“The aircraft was disinfected and searched as a precaution,” representative from Spirit said in a statement to HuffPo. “It is believed the bat started its journey in Charlotte, flying into an overhead bin while our crews were doing overnight maintenance.”

So yeah…Spirit? Nope. Not no way, not no how!

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Richard Dean August 5, 2019 - 6:13 pm

If you aren’t flying Spirit then you’re the one losing out. They’ve been beating out United, American and Southwest in on-time and flight completion rates. They’ve got newer aircraft. And, perhaps most importantly, their personnel are 1000% nicer than the legacy carriers.

SharonKurheg August 5, 2019 - 6:23 pm

Hi Richard and thanks for writing. Oh yes, I know. In fact, if you do a search for SPIRIT on our blog, you’ll see that I’ve done articles on almost all of those. That being said, I just don’t like being nickeled and dimed for every little thing. I’ve done it on Frontier a couple of times because they were the only flight available for the time/place I wanted to fly, or when the goal was to go as cheap as possible. But except for those, I’d rather pay a few $ more and get the whole package, including the cup of soda and package of prezetels.

Don’t get me wrong…I am mellowing and one of these days I suspect I’ll fly on Spirit. But not today 😉


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