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A Durham woman who was kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight and arrested in April after complaining that her daughter's seat had vomit on it filed a $55 million lawsuit against the airline on Thursday.
Matthew Burns, WRAL.com senior producer/politics editor
A Durham woman was a arrested and removed from a Frontier Airlines flight from Las Vegas to Raleigh-Durham airport last Friday after, she said, her daughter's seat had vomit on it.
Deborah Strange, WRAL digital journalist
On April 19th, my girlfriend and I were heading back home after a couple days in Las Vegas, flying Frontier, flight 2066 LV to Raleigh-Durham. Our flight was supposed to board at 11:15, however, we had to wait to board because according to the employees at the gate, the plane had yet to be cleaned. Finally, at about 11:40, we began to board. After my girlfriend and I sat down (Along with the rest of the other passengers), we noticed a woman was standing up in the aisle, talking to one of the flight attendants. The person that sat next to us had someone who was closer to the action texting her back, who then kept us informed of the situation. Allegedly, the woman's daughter had sat down in her seat, but then found there was vomit on her seat. Obviously, the woman was irate, and demanded it was at least cleaned up. The flight attendant she was talking to declared they would not do so, and instead offered her a towel for her to clean it up herself. Somewhere in the mix, they also offered her another flight, despite the fact that just a few rows behind us, there were empty seats. The woman obviously was furious, and then sat down in her own seat, since obviously, with this being a red-eye flight back home, nobody wants to hear you'll just go home later. The flight attendant gave up, and after 15 minutes of waiting, Las Vegas PD board the plane, demanding the woman got off the plane. She stood her ground with them, and after a short while, the police officer turned to everyone else aboard the plane and declared "Well now all of you can get off the plane". Everyone was absolutely shocked, but a flight attendant then confirmed over the intercom, yes, we were going to have to deplane so the situation could be handled. Now everyone is irate, not knowing really who to be mad at, but with no other choice, we all got off, except the woman and her daughter. As we sat at the gate, my girlfriend and I sat by the window, anticipating the woman would be led down the stairs to ground level to an awaiting squad car. Instead, she came walking back up the ramp with police behind her, still yelling about the situation and how this has gone far overboard. As she stood at the desk, it was clear the police were not interested in what she was saying, and after about a minute, what happens in the video is what played out. This has been the most shameful treatment I have ever seen on behalf of a company. This woman was publicly humiliated by the flight crew and LVPD for something I could have never imagined.