Do you guys have air rage in the US? You must. There have been some amazing incidents in Europe in last couple of years. The most outrageous was on a Leisure International 767-300 going from London to Orlando. There was a party of about twelve, and they were from an incredibly rough housing estate in southeast London. Someone said something about someone else's wife, and it kicked off big time. Apparently there were bodies flying through the air and bouncing off the cabin walls. The pilot landed at Dover, Delaware ("Hey, we're in...Delaware!") and all twelve were arrested. It also started this huge welfare-swindling inquiry, cos the holiday had cost £10K and they were all claiming unemployment, housing, child benefit etc. Basically they were gypsies, selling dope and dodgy cars and hoovering the state. Would have loved to have seen it though.
But there have been loads of other incidents, minor British pop star called Ian Brown threatened to cut a flight attendent's hands off when she asked him if he wanted to buy any duty-free (bearded captain was called out to the cabin to have a quiet word). Then, during the actual landing Ian Brown went up to the flight deck and hammered on the door and threatened the captain with physical violence and asked him to "step outside". And also to shave (?). Three month jail term.
Why can't pop stars behave themselves on planes? Liam Gallagher from British group Oasis caused a disturbance on a Cathay 747 from HKG to Perth and although the airline didn't ban him straight away, they did ask (later) for an apology. Liam said that one of their flight attendents "deserved a good stabbing" (classy guy) which probably didn't strike the contrite note they were looking for and promptly slapped a life-long ban on him and the group.
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