Spirit Airlines Flight Delayed By Naked Passenger Who Took The Phrase “Bare Fare” Too Literally

By Alan Wilson from Stilton, Peterborough, Cambs, UK (Airbus A320-232(w) ‘N641NK’ Spirit) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

The service might be minimalist but clothing is still mandatory.

Spirit Airlines is known for cheap fares and pay-as-you-go pricing in an effort to allow more people to fly at a price point that they can afford. They are also home of the self-proclaimed “Bare Fare”. It’s a slogan that they might want to think about changing after yesterday.  Spirit flight 359 from Las Vegas McCarran to Oakland International Airport was delayed on Saturday, July 29th for a pretty, uhh…unique reason.

Spirit Airlines touts their Bare Fares on their marketing. They probably didn’t actually want passengers to strip naked. (Image from Spirit’s Website)

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal, the delay was due to a rather unique reason.  A passenger decided to take off his clothes and then approach a flight attendant. Once the incident was taken care of by airport personnel, the passengers continued on their way. FlightRadar24.com shows that the departure was only delayed for about 40 minutes.  Light winds aloft led the flight to arrive just about 15 minutes late. No word on whether passengers received any compensation for the peep show. Spirit Airlines has not mentioned the incident on social media either.

Spirit airlines has a fleet of modern Airbus A319, A320, and A321 aircraft.  They were also the launch customer for Airbus’s new A320NEO aircraft in the United States.