In the year 2017 fights are a regular occurrence at airports. A fight breaks out at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport when Spirit Airlines cancels 9 flights. These passengers were unable to contain their rage and this results in arrests.
Per Fox News:
Fisticuffs involving irate passengers broke out at a Florida airport Monday night following the cancellation of multiple Spirit Airlines flights.
Authorities said several people were taken into custody at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after nine flights were canceled, leading to long lines and bubbling tempers, WSVN reported.
Paul Smith, a passenger at the airport, told WSVN that tensions escalated quickly.
“All of a sudden, one particular flight got canceled, and a mob ensued up here at the front counter, in front of everyone else who had been waiting in line,” he said.
“At that point, the ticket agents couldn’t handle what was going on, so they called in for the police,” added another passenger.
Jose L. Rodriguez captured footage of the incident for Twitter, saying some of the passengers were upset because they were bound for a graduation ceremony, which they would miss due to the canceled flight.
A representative for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to WPEC-TV that at least three people had been arrested, and one other person detained.
Let's take a look at some of the video action.
Fight Breaks Out at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport
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In recent years the security at airports has became much tighter. I think we all know why that happened. With the recent rash of fights and violence at airports, the security will become even tighter. How do these people not keep their cool while in an airport? If there is one place you simply cannot get into a fight, it is the airport.
Are airline passengers just extra angry recently or is there more media coverage?