A Frontier Airlines flight going to Tampa from Las Vegas had to return to a technical issue. The plane was forced to go back to McCarran International Airport on Friday after the engine cover, known as cowling, broke. It separated from the Airbus shortly departure giving passengers the worst nightmare. The plane immediately returned and managed to reach the airport safely. After landing, passengers were given a free breakfast voucher.
WGN-TV anchor Dance Ponce took to Twitter sharing picture of worn off engine mid-air. He tweeted saying, "WHOA! My aunt snapped this pic of a shredded engine on Frontier flight 260 from Vegas to Tampa. The plane was able to turn around and land. She says all passengers got a free breakfast voucher." Air India Mid-Air Scare! Amritsar-Delhi Flight’s Window Panel Comes Off, Passengers Terrified: Watch Video.
Here is Dance Ponce's tweet:
WHOA! My aunt snapped this pic of a shredded engine on Frontier flight 260 from Vegas to Tampa. The plane was able to turn around and land. She says all passengers got a free breakfast voucher. pic.twitter.com/vc4t4uxMmh
— Dan Ponce (@DanPonceTV) November 30, 2018
However, Twitter wasn't impressed by how the airlines gave free breakfast to passengers following trying to compensate for an experience as scary as that. Ponce later put up an update saying that they were also given USD 500 vouchers for future travel. However, Twitterati continued to troll Frontier Airlines for their approach to the incident.
Here is how Twitterati reacted:
when you think about almost dying on that flight but then remember you got free breakfast out of it pic.twitter.com/FSNpxP2bFJ
— Scott Wessman (@scottew) November 30, 2018
To say the least
Free breakfast voucher? I think you misspelled free tickets for life.
— Ben (@skop84) November 30, 2018
Frontier Airlines be like
— Ƀitcoin Negan (@BitcoinNegan) December 1, 2018
'You trying to trade my life for a free breakfast' look
Your Aunt: “THE ENGINE ALMOST CAME OFF.”
Frontier Airlines: “OK...true, but...free breakfast voucher and this all stays super pinky secret swear between us ❤️.”
Your Aunt: pic.twitter.com/VUAhkCz0dv
— X (@XLNB) November 30, 2018
Let's queue for free breakfast
“This is your captain speaking. Now look, folks, I know you are all shaken up after that near death experience but, boy, do I have some good news for you!!” 👨✈️🍳🥞🥓☕️
— On To The Cards🧀🏈 (@SprintSwagger) December 1, 2018
Free breakfast voucher is actually a lot coming from Frontier!
— hillary (@hillofbeans17) November 30, 2018
The journalist later tweeted saying that his aunt used the "breakfast voucher to purchase a smoothie and a piece of zucchini bread". We suppose the update came after inundated messages from Twitterati asking about what his aunt ate for breakfast. He also tweeted saying, "UPDATE: my aunt says @FlyFrontier reimbursed her for the flight and added a $500 voucher for future travel."