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Flier Booted in Dispute Over Exit Row Responsibilities
Flier Booted in Dispute
Over Exit Row Duties
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Flier Booted in Dispute Over Exit Row Duties

The woman reportedly said 'If something happens, I'm going to save myself'

(Newser) - An airline passenger seated next to an emergency exit was led off a plane in handcuffs this month after reportedly saying she wasn't going to "save anybody." A TikTok user recorded footage of the Frontier Airlines passenger arguing with flight attendants and passengers as the plane sat...

Belligerent Passenger Owes United $20K

And he's been banned from the airline after disrupting flight

(Newser) - An English man owes United Airlines $20,638 after he was so disruptive on a flight last month that the plane was diverted. The flight took off from London, heading for Newark, on the morning of March 1, and soon after, Alexander Michael Dominic MacDonald, 30, and his girlfriend, both...

Feds: Student Pilot Tried to Storm Cockpit 3 Times

Alaska Airlines flight attendant blocked door with a beverage cart

(Newser) - After a 19-year-old student pilot tried to open a cockpit door on an Alaska Airlines flight three times, he was placed in flex cuffs and a flight attendant blocked the door with a beverage cart, according to an affidavit from a federal air marshal. Nathan Jones has been charged with...

Plane Bound for US Returns to Tokyo After Biting Incident

A male passenger, said to be an American, was detained by police

(Newser) - The 159 passengers of All Nippon Airways' Flight 118 only made it about an hour into their journey to Seattle Tuesday night before the plane turned around and returned to Tokyo. The cause? An unruly male passenger, this time one who an airline rep said bit a female flight attendant,...

'Unruly' US Marshal in Hot Water After London Flight

Woman says he was drunk, touched her inappropriately

(Newser) - A deputy US marshal was detained in the United Kingdom on suspicion of acting inappropriately while intoxicated on a Delta flight from New York, the agency said Wednesday. The federal agent was one of two who flew to London Tuesday to bring back a person suspected of a crime when...

Southwest Passenger Climbs Out of Plane, Jumps to Tarmac

The man was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation

(Newser) - A Southwest Airlines passenger was hospitalized for evaluation Sunday night after he opened an emergency hatch on an aircraft, climbed out onto the wing, and jumped down onto the tarmac, authorities say. Witnesses say the man ran across the tarmac at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and tried to...

Passenger's Rage Over Meal Leads to Unscheduled Stop

Business-class customer reportedly wasn't happy with the options available; United flight is diverted

(Newser) - A United Airlines flight had to divert just two hours into what should have been a 9.5-hour journey Sunday after a business-class passenger became enraged over meal options. According to the Guardian , the passenger, who would've paid around $7,000 for the upgraded seat, caused a fuss after...

Flier's Alleged Threat Shuts Down an Airport

Officials say incident occurred Wednesday on Alaska Airlines flight from Atlanta to Seattle

(Newser) - An Alaska Airlines passenger made a "direct threat" regarding the plane's safety to a flight attendant on Wednesday, say officials—causing the flight to make an emergency landing at the Spokane International Airport, which was shut down for more than an hour after Flight 334 landed there. NBC...

Flight Diverts After Passenger 'Wouldn't Calm Down'

'Unruly' man causes plane from Paris to US to land in Newfoundland, Canada, instead: officials

(Newser) - A Delta Air Lines flight out of Paris on Friday had Detroit as its destination. But the plane took an unexpected detour to a third country after officials say an unmanageable passenger caused the aircraft to be diverted. FlightAware tracking data shows that Flight DL97 took off from Charles de...

This Isn't How a Plane's Intercom Phone Is to Be Used

'Belligerent' Frontier passenger accused of striking flight attendant with phone

(Newser) - A Frontier Airlines passenger headed from Colorado to Florida delayed her plane's trip to warmer climes and now has an arrest under her belt after a confrontation with a flight attendant. The airline says in a statement that the "belligerent" female passenger on Flight 708 from Denver to...

Epic Plane Outburst Began With 'Shut That Baby Up'

Southwest Airlines passenger forcibly removed by police in Orlando

(Newser) - Orlando police had to escort a Southwest Airlines passenger from a plane on Monday after what USA Today calls an "adult tantrum" over a crying baby. Passenger Mark Grabowski recorded a nearly 4-minute viral video of the outburst as the flight, bound for Fort Lauderdale, was stuck in a...

FBI: Man Took 'Shrooms, Then Had Quite a Trippy Flight

Cherruy Loghan Sevilla is accused of assaulting crew, breaking into bathroom on United plane

(Newser) - There are bad trips, and then there are bad drug trips, and may never the two converge. For one man on a United Airlines flight last week, however, that's apparently what happened, and he's now facing charges of assault and interfering with flight crew. An affidavit filed in...

FBI Detains Man After 'Unprovoked' Attack on Flight Attendant

Witness says American Airlines passenger claimed he was the Messiah

(Newser) - He wasn't the Messiah, he was a very unruly passenger. A man was detained Wednesday after allegedly attacking a flight attendant on an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles from San Jose del Cabo in Mexico, and a witness says the man started shouting about being the Messiah after...

Passenger Who Was Taped to Seat After Groping Flight Attendants Learns Fate

Maxwell Berry got 60 days behind bars

(Newser) - Update: The man who was duct-taped to his seat last year after groping two flight attendants on a Frontier Airlines flight and punching another was sentenced Tuesday. Max Berry, now 23, will spend 60 days in jail followed by a year of supervised release, ABC News reports. Berry pleaded guilty...

FBI: Man Blamed His Homophobia for Attack on Flight Attendant

He allegedly assaulted attendant in first class on Delta flight

(Newser) - A Delta Air Lines passenger accused of attacking a flight attendant in first class gave FBI investigators an "excuse" that isn't going to help his case. According to a criminal complaint, Christopher Alexander Morgan told investigators that "he is homophobic and that it is possible he could...

'Unruly' Passenger Wanted to Get Off the Plane Badly

Cynthia McKnight facing charges after allegedly opening door, inflating slide at Buffalo airport

(Newser) - An unruly passenger escaped an American Airlines flight preparing to takeoff from Buffalo Niagara International Airport on Tuesday in a most dramatic fashion: down the emergency exit slide, according to reports. Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Spencer Brown, a passenger on the flight, tweeted about the woman's outburst, which resulted...

FAA Wants Record Fines for Passengers Who Bit
FAA Wants to Fine 
Passenger $82K

FAA Wants to Fine Passenger $82K

Another would have to pay $77K after both are accused of biting people on flights

(Newser) - Two airline passengers accused of biting people on their flights are facing the highest fines ever imposed for bad behavior by the FAA. The agency is seeking a penalty of almost $82,000 against a woman it says fought crew members and other passengers on an American Airlines flight last...

Flight From Canada to Mexico Makes Unplanned Stop in Texas

Aeromexico flight had to dump 3 unruly passengers after a reportedly drunken face-mask tiff

(Newser) - Houston, we have a problem. Rather, three of them, and they were all booted from an Aeromexico flight that had to be diverted to the Texas city after a reportedly drunken confrontation over face masks. According to an incident report from the Houston Police Department cited by CNN , Aeromexico Flight...

Flight Attendant Yelled, Then Plane Began Rapidly Descending
Flight Attendant Yelled, Then
Plane Began Rapid Descent
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Flight Attendant Yelled, Then Plane Began Rapid Descent

American Airlines flight diverted due to unruly passenger

(Newser) - Passengers on American Airlines flight 1775 Sunday afternoon say they heard one flight attendant yell to another to turn the lights on, they were switched back on abruptly, and then, with no warning, the plane began a rapid descent. The problem? An unruly passenger, the airline says. The plane, which...

Disruption on Delta Flight Involves a Strange Vaccine Plot

Suspect says he wanted other passengers to record him sharing his views

(Newser) - A man who wanted to share his views on the COVID vaccine is accused of disrupting a Delta Air Lines flight Friday. During the flight from Salt Lake City to Portland, Ore., Michael Brandon Demarre, 32, allegedly tried to open the plane's emergency exit, the Washington Post reports. Passengers...

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