Channel 8 says vomit on an airplane seat got a North Carolina woman arrested recently. Rosetta Swinney, 53, says she and her 14-year-old daughter will never fly Frontier Airlines again.
Their flight was delayed last Saturday, so staff could clean the plane and prepare it for the next trip. But when the two boarded, Swinney says her daughter discovered vomit in her seat. “She jumped up and said, ‘Mom, my hands are wet.’ She smelled it. She said, ‘This is vomit, Mom.’ So, we went to look. It was on the bag, all over her shirt, her hands,” Swinney says she alerted a flight attendant.
“She turned around to me and said, ‘That’s not my job.” Swinney said. Frontier Airlines insists that “the flight attendants apologized and immediately invited the mother and her teenage daughter to move to either end of the plane so that the seat area could be cleaned.”
Swinney disagrees, saying the flight attendant never attempted to clean up the seat nor offered to place them in different seats. Witnesses later posted stories online that corroborated Swinney’s account of the altercation. The airline Argues that Swinney became “disruptive” and was removed from the flight. Swinney was put in jail for 12 hours, and her daughter was placed in child protective custody. Frontier refunded the cost of her flight, but Swinney hired a civil rights attorney to fight a misdemeanor trespassing charge. She goes to court in June.