A Drunk Man and His Blow-Up Doll Forced an Emergency Landing
There are certain obvious behaviors that will get you kicked off a flight, which you have probably heard about, witnessed, or (maybe for some of you) experienced first-hand. We’ll bet, however, that you’ve never encountered this man’s unique way of getting himself kicked off his Jet2 flight. En route from Belfast, Ireland to Ibiza, Spain, the plane was forced to make an emergency landing in France after a passenger, who was traveling with a blow-up doll, exhibited belligerent behavior.
One passenger on the flight posted about the incident on twitter:
@belfastairport Nice one guys! Together with a blow up doll at 7am in front of my kids & long queues. Way to go!!
Disruptive passengers cause Belfast Ibiza flight diversion – https://t.co/0gTRVkftmH
— Small Axe (@SmallAxe3000) June 9, 2018
Since Ibiza isn’t exactly a hotspot for elderly vacationers and book club enthusiasts, it’s not surprising that the man was a member of a rowdy bachelor party. The delay caused by the diversion nearly doubled the flight time, from three hours to six, and we can bet his fellow passengers weren’t exactly pleased.
A spokesperson for Jet2 told The Sun that the customer was “aggressive to both crew and fellow customers on board, something which will not be tolerated,” and that “consuming alcohol illicitly contributed to this behaviour…we will not under any circumstances tolerate this type of disgraceful behaviour onboard our aircraft.”
The nature of the blow-up doll’s involvement in the incident is unclear, but some details are better left to the imagination.
H/T: Travel & Leisure