In her video, the woman said her $9 travel pillow saved her from paying a $60 baggage fee.
Spirit Airlines' decision to raise holiday pay comes as the industry faces reports of unruly passengers and staff shortages amid the rise in Omicron.
Airlines were ready for the number of travelers to return to near pre-pandemic levels. What they weren't ready for was the highly contagious Omicron variant.
She allegedly told police "shoot me motherf******" and "I didn't do anything wrong" after they arrested her.
The Spirit Airlines Airbus A320 initially took off at around 7.15 p.m. local time (8.15 p.m. ET) on Sunday.
Smoking on airplanes has been illegal since 2000 and a passenger can face up to $4,000 in fines and be arrested if caught.
A company spokesperson has said customers would receive refunds during the ongoing flight disruptions.
The airline had already canceled more than half its flights for Wednesday by 11 a.m. EDT, due to widespread system outages, poor weather and staffing shortages.
"We're working to provide refunds for cancellations and, when possible, to re-accommodate our guests," said Spirit spokesman Erik Hofmeyer.
The group of men from New Jersey were flying from Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport and were arrested in the terminal after a tussle with deputies.
A viral video claims that a family was asked to disembark a plane after their toddler refused to wear a face covering. The airline disputes this, stating the parents were not wearing their masks correctly.
Spirit Airlines said videos and photos shared online do not accurately represent what happened on the flight. A spokesperson told Newsweek that the family was asked to leave the aircraft because of the parent's non-compliance and added that no flight attendants were removed by the police.
The flight was diverted from its Los Angeles destination to land in Denver.
The Kimball family was removed from a Spirit Airlines flight despite son Carter being medically exempt from wearing a face mask.
None of the passengers or airline personnel on board the flight were injured, according to Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
A brawl erupted on the Spirit Airlines flight from New Jersey to Puerto Rico.
While speaking with Fox 32 News in Chicago, Zana Shelton, the boy's mother, explained that her son, Cebastian Lewis, suffers from autism and was unable to keep his mask on during a four-hour Spirit Airlines flight from Las Vegas, Nevada, back to Chicago.
The video begins during the conversation with the passenger—who is unnamed—telling the Spirit Airlines employee that he is wearing a mask.
American Airlines is re-joining several major U.S. air carriers in booking all flights to full capacity beginning July 1, ceasing the coronavirus pandemic precautionary measure of leaving at least one seat open between passengers.
Airlines are following face-covering recommendations by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The flights will travel to the U.S. from Colombia, Panama, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Aruba.
The Wednesday morning flight from Chicago to Baltimore was then held back a second time when two more drunk passengers reportedly locked themselves in the plane's bathroom.
Human passengers weren't the only ones aboard a New Jersey-bound Spirit Airlines flight, videos posted to social media show.
"A smell resembling oil presented on-board," officials said. Paramedics who were called to the scene checked 15 people.
Prabhu Ramamoorthy told an FBI agent during an interview that he put his finger in the female passenger's pants and tried to fondle her.
Footage of the incident was captured by another passenger.
After he was revived, the man was wheeled off the plane by paramedics and transported to Metro Detroit Hospital.
A mother and her 2-year-old son were removed from a Spirit Airlines flight after the mom asked for more time to breastfeed her son.