Dating flight attendants
In a statement to Houston's KHOU, Spirit stood by the decision to take Rui and her family off the plane.
"To protect the safety of our guests and crew, FAA regulations and airline policies require all passengers to stay seated and buckled during takeoff and landing. As a courtesy, we've issued a full refund to the passenger in question," Spirit said.
"I completely understand why they didn't get back on, but I just wanted to get home," explained Tom. I don't have to think about it at the moment because I've got a touring caravan holiday coming up.
Jet2 has since apologised to those who were on the plane.
"He must have been speaking to the attendants because I remember them looking at each other and leaping into action.
"They had the snack trolleys out and the seat belt lights were off, but the staff ran flat out to put them back.
"Then the emergency masks dropped down and the plane started diving down in at least a 40-50 degrees dive.
Tom said: "We were about 30 minutes into the flight when the pilot shouted 'emergency descent, emergency descent'.It felt like we were falling out of the sky." The passenger plane was flying from Ibiza to Leeds with 180 passengers on board when what's been described as a "minor fault" forced the pilot into the emergency dive. " The Jet2 operated plane levelled out as soon as it reached a safe altitude and landed at Barcelona airport.