There’s a video getting widespread play, and covered in several media, of a Frontier Airlines flight earlier in the week from Denver to Portland where a passenger melts down prior to takeoff.
The woman is filed screaming about whether they’re going to die, and other ramblings as well. She is on the ground in the aircraft, and the flight’s crew do the best they can to calm the situation down. She kicks at the cockpit door.
A passenger filed the event, but had the good sense to turn the camera off when she removed her clothes. She reported “stripp[ed] down to nothing.” (The passenger who uploaded the video had the kind sense to blur the woman’s face, as well.)
The flight returned to the gate in Denver and the woman was removed by police. (On Alaska Airlines this would just be treated as a customer service issue.)
I feel badly for everyone here — the woman, who is clearly disturbed; for the passengers and crew whose journey was delayed and who experienced this directly; and for the airline, because these things are both difficult and costly.