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User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2046 posts, RR: 22
Posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

Guess whose side I'm on in this matter:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1883000/1883523.stm


II Cor. 4:17-18
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User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

A yellow card! Cool, just like in soccer! I had no idea airlines made this so fun!  Laugh out loud Just kidding. Seriously though, I have six of their albums and I am a big fan of theirs. I remember one time (a couple of weeks) I ONLY listened to REM. But I am a greater fan of air crews (not the musical group stupid) . I shall now say: I'm listening to Michael Stipe, Mike Mills and that guy who got drunk in an airplane and pissed everybody off for 10 hours and got away with it...

...cause he will get away with it.


User currently offlineCessnapimp From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1320 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1001 times:

football, I meant football since BA is european.

User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 942 times:

How come that guy who got drunk in an airplane and pissed everyone off did not look happy in the video for "Shiney Happy People"?

User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 924 times:

Lets hope the judge and jury have the strength to jail this man for causing so much trouble. Its about time all this loutish behaviour was stopped. Just because you think your somebody does NOT mean you can behave like an idiot for 10 hours and walk away.
Its funny how they always blame the drink and drugs. You took them you suffer the consequences!


User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3266 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 923 times:

That jerk just needs to stand in the place where he is and think about direction. I wonder why hasn't before.


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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 908 times:

They should have offloaded him at the first available place. Why should other passengers have to waste thousands of dollars to be subjected this this sort of nonsense for 10 hours. Hope he get the maximum penalty......which, for the charge relating to damaging British Airways crockery (presumably a plastic knife!) may unfortunately be less than life imprisonment.
And on behalf of Captain Payne and the entire flight crew, can I just apologise to all those good folks from "Texas in America", whose slow drawl is indecipherable to British ears!
(Reminds me of an incident some years ago where a football team became drunk and rowdy on a QF flight to LAX via HNL. They abused pax and crew, and broke some seats. The Captain offloaded them at HNL and the airline refused to carry them any further, or carry them home. Hooray!
They were stranded, until some airline which obviously couldn't care less about its passengers or their comfort, decided that it would let them travel back to Oz. I think it was an airline that no longer flies to Australia.



"...every aircraft is subtly different.."
User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 891 times:

Small point-the crockery would have probably not been plastic, as this trial deals with events which occurred early last year (although the news story doesn't tell you that.)

He had apparently had 10 glasses of wine on-board, and had already been treated to free drinks before the flight, presumably in one of BA's lounges at Sea-Tac.

However, this does still raise the issue as to whether the 'limit' (if any) on alcohol served on-board a/c should be increased-much like the 'unit' scheme here in the UK; everyone likes a little something to drink (especially if you're lucky and get to fly in Club class), but perhaps it might be prudent for the airlines to introduce limits?

Speaking to a friend about the incident, and based on the news story 'facts', she could not understand why the BA crew allowed the pax to drink so much in the first place-any ideas? Seems like a good question.

Regards

Regards


User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 871 times:

From what I read in the media yesterady (pinch of salt at the ready) it seems that the crew had decided he had had enough,but that he somehow gained access to the galley and poured himself several more glasses of wine.

Sadly I don't have enough faith in the British justice system to think that justice will prevail in this case-a guilty verdict will probably be returned but the punishment won't fit the crime.


Matt



you can't buy time but you can sell your soul and the closest thing to heaven is to rock'n'roll
User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 833 times:

The pilot had a third choice that the article did not mention. He should have given him a red card, that way he would have had to sit out for the rest of the flight. Problem solved  Smile

User currently offlineThirtyEcho From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 1645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 825 times:

Will he pay a fine? Yes.
Will he go to jail? No.
Will he be banned from BA? No.
Will he do it again? Yes.
Will it be worse next time? Yes.
Will it be dangerous? Yes.
Will death or serious injury result? Yes.


User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1958 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 798 times:

LOL. Should I be offended by the "Texas in America" comment?

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 777 times:
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The guy probably made a fool of himself on the flight, sadly he will most likely he'll get away with a small fine cos he's a "celebrity". He should be locked and used as an example for the rich and famous who think they're all untouchables.

Rdgs
Arsenal@LHR



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User currently offline4holer From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 3011 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 777 times:

jmc1975,

That was brilliant!!

I'll chuckle all day about that one!

Jim



Ghosts appear and fade away.....................
User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 763 times:

What is the BA Cabin Crew Union's stand on this?

User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 758 times:

The BA captain should have landed the bird before leaving U.S. airspace. The REM joker could then have been charged with interference with a flight crew, a felony under U.S. law.


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (12 years 5 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 740 times:

one charge of damaging British Airways crockery

Isn't the punishment for this death by hanging?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Someday, we'll look back at this, laugh nervously, and then change the subject.
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