B744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0 Posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
Its being reported here this morning that an Australian passenger from an Air NZ SYD-LAX flight was arrested on arrival into LAX for touching female crew members, hurling abuse at crew members and kicking a pilot in the groin(!) He was finally overpowered by the crew and handcuffed until arrival when the FBI placed him under arrest.
Rpwgw From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2136 times:
Good to see them coming out ocassionally - No place for violence or abuse on an aircraft. I know that lots of airlines carry restraints - I thought the plastic strip with a hole at the end like you see on diplomatic bags and courier bags. The end never comes out of the hole once you shove the end through it.
Advancedkid From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2121 times:
This topic came up once before.
I would like to add again, British Airways
always have real handcuffs on board,
and by the way, once used on an unruly
passenger, the only ones who have the
keys to open them is the police who then
give this passenger a very warm welcome
B727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (15 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
I heard they had him handcuffed as well. I think most airlines carry them now. It is incredible how the these instances have increased since it was given the trendy "air-rage" name. Or maybe we just hear about it a bit more because of a greater media presence and better communication technologies? Anyways, there is nothing worse than putting up with a moron on a flight.
P.S. Scotty, you are a shocker mate. I will never be able to pass a crew rest area again without blocking my ears and closing my eyes