Forgive me for the title, I could not resist…
A fluttering bat greeted passengers on an early morning Spirit Airlines flight to New Jersey. No, this time it was not an emotional support pet.
Peter Scattini, a passenger onboard the 6:00AM Spirit flight from Charlotte to Newark, was awakened to a commotion onboard. Like any fast-thinking 23-year-old, he pulled out his mobile phone and began filming. What was going on? Oh, just a loose bat in the cabin…of the animal variety. Check out the video below:
me, twice a year: “i’ll never fly spirit again.”
me, this morning, after deciding i’d rather save 12 dollars: pic.twitter.com/ASqk3bb89j
— Peter Scattini (@jpscattini) July 31, 2019
Passengers were screaming and ducking for cover…I probably would have too, and I even know that bats are harmless mammals that don’t hurt humans.
Eventually, another passenger trapped the bat between a cup and a book and dumped it into the lavatory for the remainder of the flight. There’s no word if the bat survived.
This is incident reminded some about a classic episode of The Office where Dwight catches a bat.
But something else went through my mind. I don’t know why, but this whole incident reminds me of the grocery store checkout line growing up:
That dates me…
Just another friendly flight on Spirit Airlines. I had my own flight on Spirit earlier this week…no bats, but a lot of batty behavior. I look forward to sharing that with you in a future post.