Punch lands plane passenger in prison

Punching a flight attendant cost Vyvianna Quinonez, 29, of Sacramento, a lifetime ban from Southwest Airlines, a court-imposed 3-year ban from any flying, 15 months in federal prison, and over $33,500 of restitution and fines.

Quinonez (photo, right) was on a Southwest flight on May 23, 2021. During final descent, a female flight attendant asked her to buckle her seatbelt, stow her tray table, and “put on her facemask properly.”

She refused, and instead began recording on her cellphone, pushed the flight attendant, then stood up and punched her face and grabbed her hair, CBS News says (in a story here). The flight attendant was bloodied and suffered three broken teeth.

The judge also ordered her to attend anger management classes. The CBS News story doesn’t say whether she’s single, but if she is, I suggest passing on her when she becomes available. Who wants to live with a temper like that? And she’s probably a virus bus, too.

Unruly passenger incidents have proliferated since the pandemic began, the vast majority involving people who object to wearing masks, and many fueled by alcohol. There have been over 1,400 such incidents in 2022. I’m for making examples of more of them.

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