Pair kicked off Frontier Airlines plane after stewardess eavesdrops on conversation

Pair kicked off Frontier Airlines plane after stewardess eavesdrops on conversation
Photo credit: Facebook / Jocelyn Praia Gonzalez

A father and daughter have been controversially booted off a flight after a flight attendant allegedly overheard a private conversation they were having and felt threatened.

Eric and Whitney Miller, 25 and 70, were removed from their Frontier Airlines flight after grumbling about an eight-hour delay they'd had to sit through and commenting on how glum the plane's cabin crew looked.

Frontier Airlines claims the Millers were swearing at its staff, but that has been refuted by a fellow passenger and cannot be heard in any of the footage.

"Please leave the aircraft or we can contact police to have you escorted off the aircraft," an airport staffer can be heard saying to the duo.

Ms Miller asked for clarification on what they had done wrong - but didn't get the answers she was after, with the airport worker saying they would "talk about it off the plane".

"This is the most loathsome experience I can actually say I've indulged in in 70 years of flying on an airplane," Mr Miller said as he packed up his bags.

"This is absolutely incredible. We have a conversation, you're threatened, and we're gonna have to leave after spending 12 hours in this airport waiting for this plane.

"This is loathsome! This is a shameful experience! Absolutely shameful!"

As the pair disembarked the plane, fellow passengers can be heard erupting in applause. The woman who filmed the incident implied they were clapping in solidarity with the Millers.

She said Frontier was now on her "dislike list" and that she would not be flying with them again, adding that "these poor people did not deserve this at all".

"A stewardess felt threatened after "overhearing" a conversation between this daughter and father just trying to get back after we all sat for a nine-hour delay!" Jocelyn Gonzalez wrote on Facebook.

"You hear his reaction? Still classy after all the attacks Frontier gave them both. Never again!"

Frontier Airlines have yet to comment on the incident.