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BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:38 am

Sept 8 BA2039 LGW-MCO diverted because of this idiot.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-37315488

"Massachusetts State Police said the man would appear in court accused of interfering with the flight crew"
Anyone know what the penalty is for this, fine or jail time?
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:17 am

It should be jail-time. Bad behavior on aircraft needs to be deterred IMHO.
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:22 am

Well done to BA and the flight crew. Obnoxious passenger now locked up in Boston, and after release will need to find his way home at his expense. Hopefully he might learn something from the experience.
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:29 pm

It's a commendable but expensive way to get rid of yobs.

Maybe we can fit them with parachutes and eject them into the jetstream instead?

Maybe some day aircraft will be fitted with yob ejection pods that land at the nearest detention facility?
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:01 pm

Revelation wrote:
It's a commendable but expensive way to get rid of yobs.

Maybe we can fit them with parachutes and eject them into the jetstream instead?

Maybe some day aircraft will be fitted with yob ejection pods that land at the nearest detention facility?


Imagine if it were FR, use of yob ejection pod free, optional parachute £1000 :o :o
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 3:21 pm

Happened to notice that aircraft inbound over Cape Cod on PlaneFinder app yesterday afternoon. Figured passenger disruption was the most likely cause as they sequenced into the normal approach traffic flow after appearing to turn back toward Boston from a flight path east of the Cape. BA flight status already showed the BOS diversion well before landing.
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:35 pm

I saw a BA 787 on approach to BOS yesterday afternoon (9/8) at 4:30pm. They don't have any flights that arrive at that time and their first flight of the day arrived on time earlier in the afternoon. Was this another diversion or a charter or something?
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:14 pm

clrd4t8koff wrote:
I saw a BA 787 on approach to BOS yesterday afternoon (9/8) at 4:30pm. They don't have any flights that arrive at that time and their first flight of the day arrived on time earlier in the afternoon. Was this another diversion or a charter or something?


Tried to check TheBAsouce.com on movements but site problems.
100% it was a 787?
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:55 pm

Tedd wrote:
It should be jail-time. Bad behavior on aircraft needs to be deterred IMHO.


I don't think it can really be deterred, given that it's usually something that happens while drunk.

Only thing that really comes to mind is per-passenger alcohol sales limits, or something.
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:21 pm

S75752 wrote:
Tedd wrote:
It should be jail-time. Bad behavior on aircraft needs to be deterred IMHO.


I don't think it can really be deterred, given that it's usually something that happens while drunk.

Only thing that really comes to mind is per-passenger alcohol sales limits, or something.


Guy is going to have a hard time getting back to the UK. All airlines flying there will be advised of his behavior and will refuse to accommodate him. He loses the value of the ticket and hotel arrangements and more and more airlines are holding the disruptive passenger financially liable for the cost of the diversion, as well they should. He might well have to fly to FRA or CDG and backtrack to get home--at a full fare last minute price.
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:27 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
clrd4t8koff wrote:
I saw a BA 787 on approach to BOS yesterday afternoon (9/8) at 4:30pm. They don't have any flights that arrive at that time and their first flight of the day arrived on time earlier in the afternoon. Was this another diversion or a charter or something?


Tried to check TheBAsouce.com on movements but site problems.
100% it was a 787?


The original post said it was a 777.
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:59 pm

The man was trying to get out of the airplane while in cruise phase and did not want to sit down. One of the pilots also tried to talk to him but without success. So the man was surrounded by at least two or three stewards the rest of the flights. I got that from a Dutch blog of a passenger that was on this specific 777. Link: http://www.oldersom.nl/blog/dag-1-bosto ... aan-boord/
 
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Re: BA flight diverts to BOS,"disruptive" pax

Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:09 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
clrd4t8koff wrote:
I saw a BA 787 on approach to BOS yesterday afternoon (9/8) at 4:30pm. They don't have any flights that arrive at that time and their first flight of the day arrived on time earlier in the afternoon. Was this another diversion or a charter or something?


Tried to check TheBAsouce.com on movements but site problems.
100% it was a 787?


It looked like it, but now re-reading the article and seeing the unruly passenger was taken into custody at 4:45pm, then it must have been that plane.

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