Michael Patterson’s fish story is true. At least that what he says.
Somewhere between Orlando and San Jose, Costa Rica, Spirit Airlines lost a fiberglass fish mount in his checked bag that belonged to his late father. That is a fact.
(Oh I know, some of you have already sniffed, “Spirit!” But give ’em a chance, will you?)
It is also true that he had all the documentation showing the fish was worth about $4,000, he says.
Further, it’s true that he submitted a claim to Spirit as soon as it went missing, in accordance with the airline’s policies. And that Spirit left him — sorry for the pun — hanging for several months without processing his claim.