Over in the US, passengers on a grounded Allegiant Air flight also lifted their spirits with a little musical outbreak. This time around, the travellers united in a sing-along to R. Kelly’s popular song “I Believe I Can Fly”.
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Once again, the incident was filmed by a number of people on the flight, with video footage being picked up by international media.
“Passenger Dustin Kaelberer and his fellow Allegiant fliers were trapped in a travel nightmare by many accounts, stranded for five hours across two planes at Las Vegas McCarren Airport — in a situation so hot and terrible that a few passengers reportedly suffered vomiting spells, bloody noses and fainting,” wrote Inquisitr.com.
“But others seemed to endure the ordeal more placidly, as the airplane’s “Believe I Can Fly” clip attests. The entire aisle is seen listening to the song on one dude’s speakers, before the chorus comes along and the plane belts out the “I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky, I think about it every night and day, I spread my wings and fly away” part in unison. Remarkably, most were laughing as well.”
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Other media reports have confirmed that Allegiant has offered passengers on the aircraft a $100 credit for future travel on the airline, while issuing the following statement:
“While we’re glad that our customers were able to make light of the delay by singing an R. Kelly song, we take these matters very seriously … Allegiant’s top priority is the safety of each of our passengers and crew members, and we will always take a delay to ensure the safety of all involved.”
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