A video of a Spirit Airlines passenger wearing a parachute aboard a flight has gone viral on TikTok. The flyer’s wife, Kagan Brooks, uploaded the video, which shows her husband, Brandon, boarding the flight with a camouflage-patterned parachute pack strapped to his back. The video has amassed over 1.6 million views.
Many viewers joked that wearing a parachute on a Spirit Airlines flight was a smart move given the seemingly chaos-prone budget carrier. The TikTok commenters were both bemused and surprisingly on board with Brandon’s choice of carry-on luggage. Some joked that Brandon was prepared to pull the ripcord should any shenanigans break out aboard the budget carrier, which is often seen as synonymous with unruly behavior, fights, and other mile-high-jinks.
However, the video was actually a joke. Brandon was not wearing the parachute as a safeguard but rather so he could use it for recreational purposes at his destination. His wife clarified in a follow-up clip that he was bringing his rig to Miami so he could go skydiving there.
According to TSA guidelines, passengers are allowed to transport parachutes in either carry-on or checked luggage provided that they’re packed separately from other luggage. The TSA recommends that chute-toting travelers arrive at the airport as parachutes may be subject to additional screening.
In conclusion, the video of a Spirit Airlines passenger wearing a parachute on a flight was actually a joke. The passenger was bringing the parachute to use for recreational purposes at his destination. The TSA allows passengers to transport parachutes in their luggage, but they may be subject to additional screening.
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