The new video shows the attack that left Southwest Airlines flight attendants bleeding and without two teeth.
The incident happened during a flight from Sacramento to San Diego on Sunday morning. The airline said passengers ignored suggestions from flight attendants before hurting her.
Michelle Manner took the video and said that both the passengers and flight attendants were shouting at each other before the punch.
The new video shows a Southwest Airlines attack that caused a flight attendant to bleed with two teeth.
Manner said disagreements were over the mask policy and that everything escalated.
“You can tell from the short clip I had that there had been an altercation before, and there was a hot moment that had formed,”; Mannner said. “Again, not accepting one of their behaviors, and they should both handle it differently, and it’s very unfortunate.”
The video shows a male passenger requesting a halt to the attack.
The passenger was detained when the flight landed. San Diego authorities have charged Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, with a felony battery.
Southwest Airlines has released the ban on Quinonez Thursday in a message to employees.
Sonya Lacore, Southwest’s vice president of in-flight operations, told flight attendants that the airline had a permanent ban on passengers and “A passenger involved in the latest incident was advised that she could no longer fly with Southwest Airlines.”
In a statement, Southwest Airlines said, “We do not condone or tolerate verbal or physical abuse against our crew, which is responsible for the safety of our passengers.”
The Dallas-based airline did not disclose the name of the flight attendant, who was treated at a San Diego hospital and released, Lacore said, had contacted her. “And we will continue to give you the support you need.”
Federal Aviation Administration It said in a typical year the agency saw 100 to 150 officially bad passenger behavior since the start of this year.That number has grown to 2,500, including about 1,900 passengers who refuse to comply with federal regulations. FAA directive