Frontier Airlines was sued by two women who claim that they were sexually assaulted. Two complaints are registered by that woman reportedly happened on two different flights in the year of 2018.
“Frontier can — and has a duty to — implement and enforce policies and procedures to prevent and deter in-flight sexual assaults and to properly respond to those that do occur, just as it does with other forms of passenger violence and disruption,” the suit says.
Lena Ramsay alleged that she was assaulted by a male passenger during an October flight from Denver to Providence, Rhode Island, according to the suit. In spite of complaining about the incident to the flight attendant, no action was taken so far, she alleged. She even added that the flight attendant would not allow her to change seats, and then failed to report the incident to anyone, including law enforcement, the suit claims.all
The second victim had a similar experience on a flight from Denver to Florida in November 2018, the suit alleges.
A Frontier spokeswoman said she could not comment on pending litigation, but that “the safety of our passengers and crew members is our No. 1 priority at Frontier Airlines and we have strict policies in place to proactively and appropriately respond to reports of misconduct and alleged crimes.”
According to the FBI, “Flight attendants and captains represent authority on the plane … they can alert law enforcement, and they can sometimes deal with the problem in the air.”
“The flight crew can also put the offender on notice, which might prevent further problems. If alerted in advance … FBI agents can be on hand when the plane lands to conduct interviews and take subjects into custody. FBI victim specialists can respond as well because victims of federal crimes are entitled by law to a variety of services,” the agency said.