Flying the Not-So Friendly Skies
1 year ago
A look at some of the worst in flight behavior on record
As Malaysian Airways begins offering child-free cabins to accommodate passengers sick of having a screaming child disrupt their in flight nap, which you can read more about here, we decided to take a look back at some of the most memorable in flight disruptions in history.
1995: Investment banker Gerard Finneran becomes so intoxicated on a United Airlines flight from Buenos Aires to New York he assaults multiple flight attendants and defecates on a food service cart.
2001: Twin sisters on a United Airlines flight originating from San Francisco bound for a modeling job in Shanghai, forced an emergency landing in Alaska when they got into an argument that turned into a fist fight with the flight crew.
2010: Qantas Airlines settles a lawsuit with American tourist Jean Barnard who experienced permanent hearing loss after being seated near a screaming child for an extended period of time on a Qantas flight.
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2011: Kyle Pearce pays a $5000 fine and faces 90 days in jail for masturbating on a United Airlines flight.
2011: Grant Smith was arrested after a fellow passenger witnessed him viewing child pornography on his laptop in the first class cabin of a Delta Airlines flight.
2012: After triggering a nearly hour long delay, a family of six is eventually asked to leave a US Airways flight after attempting to squeeze three infants and an additional child into the three total seats they had purchased.
2012: A family is removed from a JetBlue flight after a two-year old had a tantrum so severe that it warranted multiple adults to hold her in her seat so that she could be strapped into a seatbelt.
2012: Skywest calls the police after two children refused to buckle their seatbelts on a flight departing from Long Beach and headed to Oregon.