Passenger films employee seemingly putting tape on wing of plane before takeoff

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By James Kay

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A passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight has gone viral after filming an employee appearing to stick tape to the wing of the plane before they were due to take off.

Having a fear of flying is completely reasonable because if man were meant to fly 30,000 feet in the air then we would have been given wings - or perhaps that's just how I feel.

Sadly, the most interesting and beautiful places on earth never seem to be in our own neighborhoods so hopping on a flight is necessary to experience life to the fullest.

Usually, the staff onboard a flight do their best to put any anxieties at ease... But what happens when you see the wing being repaired with tape moments before taking off?

That's exactly what TikTok user @myhoneysmacks encountered as she looked out of the window of her Spirit Airlines flight while parked at Nashville International Airport.

With her anxiety levels evidently rising, the TikToker said: "This is the exact reason why I don’t fly with Spirit. I don’t care if it is aviation airplane tape or nothing."

She continued: "The fact that you even have to tape the plane together, and then you doing it while people are on the flight like we cannot see you? That's the reason right there that I will not fly with Spirit.

"Now Southwest I can do. But Spirit? No sir. That tape is going to lose its stickiness. You flying all around the world and you got tape holding it together? Baby, no. Don't even worry about it. I won't be booking with you."

According to the Washington Post, it isn't normal tape being used, but an aluminum-based tape that is used for temporary repairs and is capable of withstanding 600 mph winds and extreme environmental changes.

But that didn't stop people in the comments section from sharing their concerns of the TikToker, as one person wrote: "Fly with spirit and become a spirit."

A second penned: "That’s gorilla glue tape girly you safer than you were before it was fixed."

A third person added: "OMG my anxiety could NOT deal. I'd melt down until they let me off the plane."

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It's assumed that the flight made it to its destination safe and sound...

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Passenger films employee seemingly putting tape on wing of plane before takeoff

vt-author-image

By James Kay

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A passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight has gone viral after filming an employee appearing to stick tape to the wing of the plane before they were due to take off.

Having a fear of flying is completely reasonable because if man were meant to fly 30,000 feet in the air then we would have been given wings - or perhaps that's just how I feel.

Sadly, the most interesting and beautiful places on earth never seem to be in our own neighborhoods so hopping on a flight is necessary to experience life to the fullest.

Usually, the staff onboard a flight do their best to put any anxieties at ease... But what happens when you see the wing being repaired with tape moments before taking off?

That's exactly what TikTok user @myhoneysmacks encountered as she looked out of the window of her Spirit Airlines flight while parked at Nashville International Airport.

With her anxiety levels evidently rising, the TikToker said: "This is the exact reason why I don’t fly with Spirit. I don’t care if it is aviation airplane tape or nothing."

She continued: "The fact that you even have to tape the plane together, and then you doing it while people are on the flight like we cannot see you? That's the reason right there that I will not fly with Spirit.

"Now Southwest I can do. But Spirit? No sir. That tape is going to lose its stickiness. You flying all around the world and you got tape holding it together? Baby, no. Don't even worry about it. I won't be booking with you."

According to the Washington Post, it isn't normal tape being used, but an aluminum-based tape that is used for temporary repairs and is capable of withstanding 600 mph winds and extreme environmental changes.

But that didn't stop people in the comments section from sharing their concerns of the TikToker, as one person wrote: "Fly with spirit and become a spirit."

A second penned: "That’s gorilla glue tape girly you safer than you were before it was fixed."

A third person added: "OMG my anxiety could NOT deal. I'd melt down until they let me off the plane."

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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok
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Credit: TikTok

It's assumed that the flight made it to its destination safe and sound...

Featured image credit: Florian Kopp / Alamy