Travel Rage: Wigs Fly in Fight at Philly Airport Over Baggage Fees

Last week, a mother and daughter duo were not happy with the baggage fees Spirit Airlines levied on their trip from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale.

When told of the fees for their oversized bags, the two travelers attacked a gate agent as the flight was preparing to board. Fists and wigs flew and one women ended up shirtless in the melee.


Image: Screenshot @DuosEquis/Twitter

Image: Screenshot @DuosEquis/Twitter

The Daily Mail reports:

The shocking footage begins with the two travelers grabbing and clawing at gate agents in the entrance to the jetway as the Fort Lauderdale-bound flight prepares to board.

The younger woman tugs violently on a Spirit staffer’s dreadlocks while an airport worker in a high vis jacket slaps her over the back of the head and shouts ‘get off, get off.’

When the teen finally lets go, the furious agent aims several punches at her face – even while the girl is being restrained.

Several feet away her mom has lost her shirt and shoes in the scrap but she fights on in just her bra as a stunned bystander yells: ‘Where the f*** is security’.

At one stage a little boy, believed to be part of the same family, starts hitting a Spirit employee before running away in tears and sinking to his knees.

Just as the brawl appears to fizzle the mom makes a dash towards the counter and grabs a keyboard but is dragged away and punched in the head from behind by one of the Spirit agents.

Her wig is torn off before a uniformed official, either a cop or a security guard, finally shows up and the fighting ends, some two and a half minutes into the video.

A 24-year-old woman was left nursing a cut to her eye but nobody was seriously hurt, the Philly Police Department said in a statement.

Image: Screenshot @DuosEquis/Twitter

The Daily Mail shared a statement from the Philadelphia Police department which described the incident as ‘simple assault.’

‘On Monday, January 30th, 2023, at approximately 7:29 P.M. police received information that several passengers were pulling apart a 24-year-old female complainant and a 17-year-old female along with her 39-year-old mother during an argument over additional baggage fees,’ a statement said.

‘At this time, the 17 year old female attempted to access Jetway and was halted by the 24-year-old complainant when she was punched/hair pulled by the 17-year-old female being assisted by her 39-year-old mother.

‘The 24-year-old female sustained a minor eyelid laceration. All participants were advised by police in reference to private criminal complaint documentation.’

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