Spirit Airlines finishes investigation into 6-year-old child flying to the wrong airport: Who was fired

By TravelWiseJan 3, 2024 09:15 AMNews
Share:
Spirit Airlines finishes investigation into 6-year-old child flying to the wrong airport: Who was fired
Spirit Airlines dismissed an employee. Source: Pixabay

An employee of Spirit Airlines has been fired after an incident in which a 6-year-old child took the wrong flight. Due to confusion, the little passenger, who flew from Philadelphia to Fort Myers, ended up in the wrong place where his grandmother was waiting for him.

The child was found in Orlando, where he had no relatives. After an investigation, the company managed to find out at what stage the problem occurred, CNN writes.

"To better understand what happened, we immediately launched a thorough internal investigation and discovered that a gate agent at Philadelphia (PHL) escorted the child to the wrong plane. This agent is no longer with Spirit Airlines," the company said.

Spirit Airlines finishes investigation into 6-year-old child flying to the wrong airport: Who was fired
Spirit Airlines finishes investigation. Source: Spirit Airlines

The passengers were also assured that anyone whose actions led to the wrong boarding would be held accountable.

The carrier also apologized to the family of the injured passenger, who were worried about the lost boy.

Employees were spoken to to remind them of the company's rules. The passenger's family continues to be contacted.

Earlier, the boy's grandmother told reporters that the company did not explain to her why the child flew to another airport. He was picked up from Orlando by his relatives, who immediately went to pick up the boy. He was under the supervision of the company's employees that evening.

Top Articles
Glamorous Milan hotels for luxury vacations

Top 14 glamorous hotels in Milan for an unforgettable vacation

Jul 15, 2024 20:04 PM
Bruges hotels: from medieval charm to modern comfort

Top 10 Bruges hotels for all tastes and budgets: the perfect vacation in the heart of Belgium

Jul 15, 2024 13:46 PM

Flight schedule changes: when and how to get compensation

Jul 15, 2024 09:06 AM

Miami for two: the city's most romantic hotels

Jul 14, 2024 20:10 PM
More News
A fjord with cruise ships surrounded by tall green mountains

Emerald Princess Arrives in Boston for First Homeport Season

Jul 16, 2024 08:30 AM
Flags of different countries against the background of a clear blue sky

Hefty Fines Await Tourists Breaking Rules in Europe

Jul 16, 2024 07:30 AM

Warning Issued to Tourists After American Dies on Mount Etna

Jul 16, 2024 06:30 AM

New Bicycle Bridge Over the IJ: A Step Towards Better Connectivity in Amsterdam

Jul 16, 2024 05:30 AM
People raising hands at a concert with bright spotlights

Taylor Swift's Eras Tour Returns to the U.S. with Special Train Rides in Florida

Jul 16, 2024 04:30 AM
The Dahlia Walk at Biddulph Grange

Discover North Staffordshire: England's Historic Pottery Hub

Jul 16, 2024 03:30 AM
A burning incense stick in a metal holder with books

Germany’s Cannabis Social Club: What Tourists Need to Know

Jul 16, 2024 02:30 AM
Jet Blue Plane, Airport KFLL

JetBlue Airbus A321's Paris to New York Flight Turns into 3-Day Saga Due to Technical Issues

Jul 16, 2024 01:30 AM
Cathay Pacific airplanes at the airport with city skyline in the background

Cathay Pacific Prepares for Paris 2024 Olympics Amid Global Travel Surge

Jul 16, 2024 00:05 AM

TSA Stops Passengers with Grenades and Ammunition at Hawaii Airports

Jul 15, 2024 23:30 PM

Why Travelers Prefer Google Flights for Booking Paris Olympic Flights over Expedia and Skyscanner

Jul 15, 2024 22:30 PM
a jet flying in the sky

UPS Freighter Returns to Sydney After Fuel Leak Mid-Flight

Jul 15, 2024 21:30 PM
A person with a backpack waits on a train platform as a train arrives in the early morning or late evening

New Foundations Laid for Hairmyres Station Electrification: Enhancing Travel Experience

Jul 15, 2024 20:30 PM
grayscale photography of man standing in front of plane

Qantas Launches Nonstop Flights from Perth to Paris with Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Jul 15, 2024 19:30 PM
A train approaching on a railway track with signaling equipment visible, set against a background of bare trees under a clear sky in Skegness

Affordable Summer Travel: East Midlands Railway Offers Budget-Friendly Tickets to Skegness

Jul 15, 2024 18:30 PM

Horizon Air Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Sexual Assaults by Pilots

Jul 15, 2024 17:30 PM

New Toolkit to Boost Active Travel in Wales

Jul 15, 2024 16:30 PM
WizzAir's A320 pushing back in Kyiv Zhulyany airport

Urgent Repairs Close Wizz Air Base at Debrecen International

Jul 15, 2024 15:30 PM
A ScotRail station platform with orange walls and the ScotRail logo

Impending Rail Strikes Threaten Travel Plans in Scotland

Jul 15, 2024 14:30 PM
A scenic view through a train window with a newspaper on the table

Greater Anglia Enhances Travel Comfort with New Table Installations

Jul 15, 2024 12:30 PM
Foggy railway tracks surrounded by greenery and old buildings

Major Rail Disruption on Newport-Gloucester Line for Three Weeks

Jul 15, 2024 10:30 AM
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi at night

Akasa Air Launches Daily Direct Flights from Mumbai to Abu Dhabi

Jul 15, 2024 08:30 AM

FlightHub Introduces Amadeus Hey! for Enhanced Traveler Experience in North America

Jul 15, 2024 06:30 AM

Dutch Supreme Court Upholds Decision on Schiphol Airport Capacity Reduction

Jul 15, 2024 04:30 AM
Passengers walking through airport terminal

Southwest Airlines and Archer Aviation Partner to Develop Air Taxi Network in California

Jul 15, 2024 02:30 AM
Empty beach with umbrellas and boats during rainy weather

Heavy Rain to Disrupt Travel Across UK Regions

Jul 15, 2024 01:30 AM