A recently-released video shows a wild fight taking place at the Philadelphia International Airport between unruly passengers and Spirit Airlines employees.

Last week, a 39-year-old mother and her 17-year-old daughter were boarding a plane to Fort Lauderdale when the attendants at the gate charged them extra fees for their oversized carry-on luggage.

This sent the two into a grateful frenzy and they began to get physical with the gate agents, striking them with their fists. The daughter grabbed a Spirit employee’s dreadlocks and began violently yanking them as another airport worker slapped her over the head, yelling “get off, get off.”

At one point in the video, a little boy who is believed to be part of the same family runs up to the brawl and hits a Spirit employee. He then runs away screaming and crying.

More airline employees move in to break up the fight, and someone is heard yelling “She hit me first!”

Meanwhile, onlookers and employees are yelling for security backup.

After it seems like the physical part of the fight has ended, the mother allegedly tried to grab one of the Spirit airline keyboards which caused another Spirit agent to grab her and begin hitting her over the head.

The female passenger’s shirt was ripped off in the brawl as well as her wig.

Finally, security arrived and was able to end the aggressive scene.


According to the Philly Police Department, the only serious injury sustained in the fight was a cut under the eye of a 24-year-old woman.

One passenger who watched the entire scene unfold spoke to the Daily Mail about the fight, saying, “I was shocked at how violent it was and how long it went on for.”

“I don’t know exactly who started it, but there was a lot of yelling and I turned around to see two Spirit employees fighting a mother and a daughter. Someone was bleeding. At one stage a child got involved. Regardless of what he did, he’s just a kid – he looked distraught.”

“If this is the way Spirit Airlines operates, it’s really scary,” said the passenger.

So far, officers have not yet made any arrests related to the incident.

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