Spirit airlines passenger with caption 'Person next to me barking...' (l) Spirit plane (c) Spirit airlines passenger with caption 'This gotta be a prank or somethin' (r)

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‘What is dis’: Fog fills up cabin of Spirit Airlines plane in viral video

'My first and last time flying Spirit.'


Tricia Crimmins


Posted on Oct 4, 2023   Updated on Oct 9, 2023, 12:40 pm CDT

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that people were shouting fearfully on Ezeokonkwo’s plane. That audio, however, was from a different TikTok video. The Daily Dot regrets the error.

A man showed off fog inside a Spirit Airlines plane in a viral video.

In a TikTok posted on Monday, Melvin Ezeokonkwo (@eze.mel) captured what looks to be fog or mist inside the cabin of the Spirit Airlines plane he was on.

“First time flying Spirit,” Ezeokonkwo wrote in his video’s overlay text. “What is dis?”

On Wednesday, Ezeokonkwo’s video had almost 2 million views.

@eze.mel Somebody tell Spirit to count their days this is crazy #spirit #fyp #neveragain #flyingspirit #spiritarilines ♬ original sound – Melvin Ezeokonkwo

There seems to be a simple explanation for why there was a sort of fog inside the plane: The cool air from the plane’s air conditioning system entering the more hot and/or humid air already on the plane, from sitting on the runway. It’s a common occurrence, but it doesn’t fail to alarm passengers.

In a statement to the Daily Dot, a spokesperson from Spirit confirmed that the fog was a result of the plane’s air conditioning system “which is completely normal and is not a safety concern.”

Commenters on the video shared their experiences flying Spirit Airlines, which has been memeified over the past few years. The airline has also made headlines for the chaos that has ensued onboard—and outside of—their planes.

“My first and last time flying Spirit this man tried to fight the flight attendant,” one commenter shared. “Because she wouldn’t let him switch seats.”

“Too much be going on for me to fly with [Spirit],” another commenter said. “I need to get my plane nap in peacefully.”

“For me it’s the fact that [flying Spirit is] like the Hunger Games trynna find a seat,” a commenter wrote. “Will never fly Spirit again idc how cheap the flights are.”

The Daily Dot has reached out to Ezeokonkwo via Instagram.

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*First Published: Oct 4, 2023, 4:11 pm CDT