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#81 Post by PHXPhlyer » Thu Mar 07, 2024 4:03 pm

Flight in China delayed four hours after passenger throws coins into engine

https://www.cnn.com/travel/flight-delay ... index.html

A flight in China was delayed by more than four hours on Wednesday after a passenger threw coins into the engine, according to Chinese state media.

China Southern Airlines flight CZ8805 was originally scheduled to take off from the southern city of Sanya to Beijing around 10 a.m. local time on March 6, but it did not depart until around 2:16 p.m. local time, flight-tracking websites Flightradar24 and Flight Aware showed.

In a video shared by multiple state media outlets, a flight attendant is seen questioning a passenger believed to have thrown the coins, asking them how many coins were thrown into the engine. The passenger, whose identity was not revealed in the video or by state media, can be heard on camera saying “three to five” coins.

The passenger who allegedly threw the coins was later taken away by airport police, state media reported, citing Chinese Southern Airlines.

The airline said coins were found during security checks, but did not specify how many were located.

“The aircraft maintenance staff conducted a comprehensive safety inspection and determined that there were no safety issues before takeoff,” the airline’s customer service told state media.

‘Prayer for a safe flight’
China Southern Airlines issued a warning against “uncivilized behaviors” on their official Chinese social media Weibo account on Wednesday, saying “throwing coins at the plane pose a threat to aviation safety and will result in different levels of punishment.” However, the post did not reference the incident directly.

CNN has reached out to China Southern Airlines.

Similar incidents of people throwing coins at planes, apparently for “good luck,” have occurred in recent years in China.

Last October, a China Southern Airlines flight was delayed in Guangzhou after a passenger was observed throwing coins towards the plane. In 2021, a GX Airlines flight between Weifang and Haikou was canceled when several coins wrapped in red paper were discovered on the ground. And in 2017, an elderly passenger threw coins at a China Southern Airlines plane during boarding at Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport, claiming it was “a prayer for a safe flight.”



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#82 Post by PHXPhlyer » Thu Mar 07, 2024 4:06 pm

Red panda found alongside 86 other animals in luggage at Thai airport

https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/07/travel/r ... -scli-intl

An endangered red panda has been found alongside 86 other animals inside luggage at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thailand’s Customs Department said in a statement Wednesday.

The red panda was one of 87 animals found in the luggage of six Indian nationals who have been arrested for “trying to smuggle live animals out of the country,” the Thai Customs Department said. The suspected smugglers - and the animals - were headed for Mumbai, India, the department added.

In addition to the discovery of the red panda on Monday, Thailand’s Customs Department said that it had found a cotton-top tamarin monkey, a fishing cat and a Sulawesi bear cuscus in the suspected smugglers’ suitcases.

Lizards, snakes, birds, squirrels and bats were also amongst the animals discovered, the customs department said.

Images released alongside the Thai Customs Department’s statement show animals stowed in wicker baskets, plastic tubs and fabric bags inside large wheeled suitcases. The suitcases were intended to be loaded onto an airplane, the statement alleged.

According to the Thai Customs Department, the individuals suspected of smuggling the animals violated several laws, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), which regulates the international trade of wild species of plants and animals.

The suspects are also accused of attempting to export live animals without declaring them and violating animal disease control laws, the customs department said.

A parrot that was rescued alongside 86 other animals, who were found in wicker baskets, plastic tubs, and fabric bags inside suitcases headed to Mumbai, India.

A 2018 report by TRAFFIC, a non-governmental organization that campaigns against the “illegal and unsustainable trade in wild species,” found that there were 1,346 seizures of wildlife and wildlife products in the air transport sector between 2009 and 2016.

This form of wildlife trafficking took place in 136 countries’ airports between 2009 and 2017, the report said, with Thailand reporting the second highest number of these incidents in the world.

‘Growing fad’ of exotic pets
Kanitha Krishnasamy, director of TRAFFIC’s Southeast Asia office, said in a statement to CNN Thursday that the organization has seen a “very active and persistent level of trafficking of live animals between Southeast Asia and South Asia.”

Krishnasamy said that this includes a “string of cases of live wild animal smuggling via air” between Thailand and India in recent years, with “busts taking place in both countries since early 2022.”

Krishnasamy suggested that the increase in attempted wildlife trafficking into India is due to a “growing fad” of exotic pets, including kangaroos, cuscus and red pandas.

“We need to get to the bottom of the market in India,” Krishnasamy said. “A robust understanding of the contemporary pet market is needed to guide future interventions, including on strengthened regulation and reducing demand.”

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#83 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed Mar 13, 2024 5:14 pm

Man allegedly tries to storm cockpit during Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego to Dulles
After Flight 322 landed, the teen consented to have his belongings searched and investigators found “multiple notebooks with writings describing how to operate an aircraft, including take-off, in-air and landing techniques,” according to an affidavit.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ma ... rcna143200

A student pilot tried getting into the cockpit of a cross-country flight to Washington D.C., telling crew members he was merely "testing them" with this dangerous stunt, authorities said.

19-year-old Nathan Jones was aboard Alaska Airlines Flight 322 from San Diego to Dulles International Airport on March 3 when he "made three separate attempts to go to the front of the plane and open the aircraft's cockpit door," according to an affidavit by Federal Air Marshal Thomas Pattinson.

Flight attendants "requested the assistance of off-duty law enforcement officers, who restrained Jones in flex cuffs and sat on either side of him for the remainder of the flight," Pattinson added.

When flight attendants asked Jones what he was doing, the defendant allegedly said he "was testing them," according to the affidavit.

Jones has been charged with alleged interference with a flight crew, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years behind bars.

Jones had been living with his mother in Northern Virginia before this incident and defense lawyer Robert Jenkins wants his client psychologically evaluated before any kind of trial.

"We are very concerned about his mental health," Jenkins said in a statement to NBC News on Wednesday. "I intend to request that the court evaluating him for competency to stand trial."

After Flight 322 landed, Jones consented to have his belongings searched and investigators found "multiple notebooks with writings describing how to operate an aircraft, including take-off, in-air and landing techniques," Pattinson wrote.

Jones' "wallet contained a student pilot's license," the air marshal added.

For the rest of the trip, a beverage cart was placed at the cockpit door and one of flight attendant stood guard, officials said.

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#84 Post by llondel » Tue Mar 19, 2024 9:28 pm

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A student pilot tried getting into the cockpit of a cross-country flight to Washington D.C., telling crew members he was merely "testing them" with this dangerous stunt, authorities said.
Sounds like the idiots who brake check large trucks.

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#85 Post by PHXPhlyer » Thu Mar 21, 2024 3:26 pm

Texas man boards Delta flight using photo of another passenger’s ticket
Wicliff Yves Fleurizard, 26, faces a charge of stowaway on an aircraft after he boarded Delta Flight 1683 at Salt Lake City International Airport on March 17 without his own ticket.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/te ... rcna144408

A Texas man was arrested after he boarded a Delta Air Lines flight in Utah using a photo of another passenger’s ticket, authorities say.

Wicliff Yves Fleurizard, 26, faces a charge of stowaway on an aircraft after he boarded Delta Flight 1683 at Salt Lake City International Airport on March 17, bound for Austin, Texas.

Fleurizard had been in Utah for a snowboarding trip but was trying to get back to his residence in George, Texas, as he had family from Florida visiting, according to his felony complaint filed in the U.S. district court of Utah.

He had been booked on a Southwest flight but was later rebooked, as the flight was full.

Instead of waiting for the next Southwest flight, he went into the Delta area of the airport, where he was seen on surveillance footage taking photos of multiple passenger’s phones and their boarding passes while they were not looking. He then used the pictures on his own phone to ultimately board Flight 1683.

Fleurizard boarded the flight and entered the lavatory in the front of the aircraft, where he spent a “significant amount of time” as others were boarding.

After boarding was complete, Fleurizard made his way to the back lavatory.

When Fleurizard exited, a flight attendant noticed that there were no seats available on the plane and approached him. But at that point, the aircraft doors had been secured and the aircraft had began to taxi to the runway.

Fleurizard told a flight attendant that his seat was 21F, but the flight attendant verified that 21F belonged to another person.

Flight attendants got his name and were unable to locate a valid ticket or reservation for him on that Delta flight or any other Delta flight.

The plane ended up returning to the gate, where Fleurizard deplaned and was met by law enforcement.

Authorities interviewed a Delta gate agent who said that a minor female passenger traveling alone had an issue when the gate agent attempted to scan her ticket. When her boarding pass was scanned, the system showed that she was already on board. Fleurizard was seen in surveillance footage snapping a photo of that girl’s phone.

He told authorities that he had been given a Southwest buddy pass ticket for March 16, but there were no available seats on board so he was rebooked for March 17. The second flight ended up being overbooked so he was rebooked for later that same day. But Fleurizard ended up leaving the Southwest boarding area and went into the Delta area.

“Fleurizard admitted he had made a mistake and was only trying to get home,” the complaint said.

The Transportation Security Administration said that Fleurizard had been screened at the airport on March 17 without incident using a photo ID that matched the name on the boarding pass.

Delta said it is cooperating with law enforcement and federal agencies in the investigation.

Fleurizard has an active warrant out of Austin, Texas, court documents said. It’s unclear what the warrant is for, but Austin police flagged him as “one having ‘violent tendencies.’”

He is being held in Salt Lake County on a federal detainer, according to online booking records.

It’s not immediately clear if Fleurizard has retained an attorney.

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#86 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Mar 22, 2024 5:12 pm

American Airlines Passenger Gets Put In Headlock After Using Antisemitic Slur Against Flight Attendant

https://viewfromthewing.com/american-ai ... attendant/

Link has three videos from X

Prior to departure of an American Airlines flight from Tampa to Philadelphia on Tuesday, a passenger gets into an altercation and calls a flight attendant a “kike” but I don’t think he knows what that means. He later declares,

See most of the people are white here… I’m trying to get back to my own country and you all people made it harder for me to get to my country.

He’s trying to get to his own country on a U.S. domestic flight? Perhaps he’s connecting onward from Philadelphia, which is American’s transatlantic gateway. Finally he’s ejected by a passenger who puts him in a headlock and orders him to “walk.”

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#87 Post by Woody » Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:55 pm

Not too much detail, I think this qualifies

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-68647494
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#88 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:31 pm

American Airlines passenger, 44, who berated cops, mocked their penis size then wet herself after slugging 'very full vodkas' in airline longue 'was a bully who got so drunk on work trips colleagues had to CARRY her home'

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... rrest.html

A banker who mocked the penis size and salaries of cops as she was arrested after being barred from a flight has a long history of getting drink on work trips.

Angela Nicole Killian, 44, a divorced mother-of-two, was flying on American Airlines from Dallas-Fort Worth Airport to Bogota, Colombia, on September 12.

Newly released police bodycam video showed cops arrest her for public intoxication after staff accused her of hitting them with her phone in a rage.

She claimed to have only had two 'very full' vodka tonics to drink at the airport bar, but was slurring and incoherent as she berated police, then wet herself on the floor.

Angela Nicole Killian, 44, was arrested on September 12 after police were called to Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and had to carry her away as she shouted abuse at them

Court records showed Killian was charged with resisting arrest and will face Tarrant County Criminal Court on April 17. She is yet to enter a plea.

The video showed one of the AA ground staff said she wanted to press charges, but later changed her mind when police explained she would need to take time off work and appear in court.

Killian was a customer experience manager at Capital One in Dallas until she was immediately fired when the bank learned of her arrest.

Employees told DailyMail.com that Killian frequently went on weeklong overseas business trips for the company, where she drank heavily.

'I wasn’t surprised by the video I saw given her behavior when she travels, and she’s a heavy drinker in general. I’ve had to personally escort her to her hotel room on many occasions,' one colleague who traveled with her many times said.

They said on several occasions they had to drag, carry, or wheel her in a chair back to her hotel room because she wasn't able to walk.

Killian was also said to be a 'bully' who would make life difficult at work for those not in her in-group, who didn't have the authority or backbone to stand up to her.

Capital One did not respond to requests for comment. It is unclear whether it knew the full story of Killian's behavior before the bodycam footage was released.

Public records showed she was convicted of DWI in February 2022 after being pulled over in July 2020.

She is also involved in renewed divorce proceedings with her ex-husband Jeffrey Polk Killian, 51, according to court records.

The former couple filed for divorce in 2016 and were granted joint custody of their two daughters, now aged 15 and 12, as part of a settlement.

Newly released police bodycam video showed cops arrest her for public intoxication after staff accused her of hitting them with her phone in a rage


Killian's former co-workers explained their trip always began with a trip to the American Airlines lounge at DFW Airport to take advantage of the unlimited booze.

There she would down three tall vodka and tonics 'at minimum' before even getting on the plane.

The colleague said there was no way Killian only had the two 'very full' drinks she told police she drank before her arrest.

Killian was a good leader and manager and carried herself professionally in a corporate environment, they said. It was only during events to entertain clients and during work trips that she could be unprofessional.

She always had a drink in her hand, downed them quickly, and had 'no moderation... not having control and not being able to know when to stop'.

'From the time we entered that environment to the time we left, there was no downtime,' the colleague said.

'If you said she wasn’t drinking, we would all faint.'

While on an overseas trip, the heavy drinking would start as soon as the day's work was done and continue into the evening.

Killian would on average get drunk three out of five nights, and on at least one of those require help from co-workers to get back to her room, which the colleague said was always embarrassing.

Usually she was just too disoriented, but the co-worker said though she never witnessed worse incidents, she heard from others who went on different trips.

'There were times she had to be dragged, carried, or put in a chair and pushed [back to her room] as she wasn't able to walk,' they said.

Cops were told of the situation by three American Airlines ground staff who alleged she hit them with her phone

The next morning, colleagues had to make sure she got out of bed in time to participate in the day's schedule, but after that she was an effective worker.

'She's really good at bouncing back, that's probably why it never became alarming,' they said.

'You never know what you’re going to get. She can be entertaining and fun to be around, very outgoing, and everyone gets a kick out of it - until it goes wrong.

'Then everyone has to come to her rescue and clean it up, and it becomes a non-spoken thing so long as she gets up and looks the part the next day.

'Before September, I hadn’t seen a situation where it didn’t result in that.'

Killian didn't just overindulge after work on overseas trips, but at functions put on to entertain clients both in the US and elsewhere.

Though she never did anything to cause a major incident in front of clients, it was clear when she was intoxicated as she started slurring her words early.

But as Killian worked at Capital One for many years, her clients knew her so well they were never offended and rarely put off by her behavior.

'Something that might be embarrassing in front of someone she didn’t know, because of the relationship she's formed it was kind of a normal thing,' her former colleague said.

Thin involved Killian sometimes being 'mildly' belligerent or needlessly confrontational and forceful when she had a few too many.

'They were easily resolved by saying "Angela, calm down, sit down" and it never had to be escalated,' they said.

'If they never met her before they would definitely be taken aback and potentially offended, and I don't think she would have gotten away with it if she wasn't still articulate enough to talk business.’

The chaos at the gate before the police arrived as took her to a chair where they handcuffed her. The woman can be seen filming on her phone

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#89 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Mar 31, 2024 7:33 pm

Part 2

American Airlines passenger, 44, who berated cops, mocked their penis size then wet herself after slugging 'very full vodkas' in airline longue 'was a bully who got so drunk on work trips colleagues had to CARRY her home'


Killian was also known for bullying some colleagues, and had enough influence with the bosses to 'make or break someone’s work'.

'If you weren’t part of her group, she would make it very difficult for you to succeed... She could be a bully to quite a few people,' her former co-worker said.

They said they knew how to handle it due to their experience so Killian ‘knew it wasn’t a tree she could bark up'.

'She picked on people who didn’t have the authority or backbone to stand up to her,' they said.

'Karma is real and when you are selective in how you treat people, it’s going to catch up with you. There will be a number of people who got some satisfaction out of this.'

The colleague said as far as they knew, Killian had never been in trouble at work for anything, and was known for being a company woman and was close to the top bosses.

However, despite her work history and capability she was never promoted to the level her colleagues expected 'so maybe this was holding her back… somebody knew something'.

'The most shocking part was the insults to the police, I’ve heard her talk s**t behind people’s backs, but I was taken aback by that – but maybe other people wouldn’t have been,' they said.

Capital One kept her sacking so under wraps that it didn't even announce she had left the company until February.

'No one knew anything about this in September, it was hush hush until when they finally said she had left but no one knew why,' the ex-colleague said.

'Since the video came out it’s been a whirlwind throughout the company, there’s a lot of people running around like headless chickens doing damage control, trying to keep this from blowing up.'

Killian repeatedly refused to comment on record when contacted by DailyMail.com.

After screaming at police when they questioned her, Killian was carried out of the airport by several officers when she flopped on the ground and refused to move.

During this time she shouted abuse, mocked their salaries - which she speculated were around $60,000 - penis sizes, sex lives, and screamed about her platinum frequent flyer status.

From what police were able to piece together, the trouble began when as she tried to board the flight.

One female staff member said she told Killian she needed to consolidate her carry-on as she had too many, and she got upset.

'So I said ok, just go. When she gets to the door she starts yelling' and swearing ''are you f**king kidding me?' for unknown reasons, she told police.

As she was telling the passenger she needed to stop swearing, the captain came off the plane because some of his paperwork was missing.

A policewoman tried to get the passenger's side of the story, but she mostly said she just wanted to go home and yelled

The staff called a manager to bring the missing paperwork and Killian, overhearing her, said 'what did you say the captain said'.

'You're not going on the flight... get out of my face, you cannot be talking to my flight attendants like that,' the captain told her, according to staff.

Staff told police she became belligerent and started recording on her phone, getting in the face of three ground staff and 'swiping' them in the chest with the phone.

Police were called and sat Killian down in handcuffs while they tried to figure out what was going on.

They talked to the staff, one of whom said she wanted to press assault charges and explained where she was allegedly hit with the phone.

Meanwhile, a policewoman tried to get Killian's side of the story, but she mostly said she just wanted to go home and yelled.

'I have flown for 30 years, I am a high school graduate and I worked my way out of the darkest hole anyone could imagine,' she said at one point.

'And you can f**k off, I hate this whole place.'

'I don't care, I just don't care, I want to go home.'

Killian eventually gave a partial explanation that she was flying to Colombia on a work trip with other colleagues, who made it onto the plane.

'They didn't let me on because I got on at the wrong time, I was late... I'm usually on so early...' she said.

'I was trying to make a joke about my Indian co-workers who were with me.

'I assure you I wasn't doing anything to screw with these travel agents, they are the best people ever... this is so dumb.'

The woman insulted the salaries and penis sizes of police as they frog-marched her through the airport

Killian said she had two 'very full' vodka tonics at an airport bar, but not any more than she usually drinks when she travels.

'I'm not innocent... I'm definitely not completely sober but,' she said. 'I'm not as drunk as you think I am, I'm just super traumatized.'

She got progressively more agitated and started screaming about wanting to speak to her lawyer immediately.

'I am trying to be nice, and now I'm done so let's call my lawyer,' she bellowed in a garbled voice and tried to leave.

Police decided they had heard enough and told Killian she was being arrested for public intoxication.

They tried to escort her out of the airport but she refused and they had to frog-march her away from the gate while she abused them.

'Pieces of mediocre s**t of your life, you feel good make $60,000 a year?' she yelled incoherently.

'You f**king tiny piece of s**t. You feel good f**king your wife with you're f**king five-inch d**k?'

As the police were marching her out of the airport, the woman fell to the ground and refused to get up, and police realized she had wet herself

Giving up on her walking, police strapped her legs together and carried her horizontally until they got to security and she agreed to walk

Seconds later, Killian fell to the ground and refused to get up, and police realized she had wet herself.

'Did she p**s herself? Yep she did,' one cop said.

Killian insisted she didn't but another policeman said he could smell the urine.

'It's probably the guy who f**ked your wife before he f**ked you,' she responded.

'You feel good about yourself? You f**king six five eight d**k stack f**king short tiny a** dick... wearing a uniform makes you feel good about yourself? You and your f**king facial hair.'

While she was lying on the ground, Killian bizarrely asked officers 'how am I acting right now?'

'It doesn't matter, it's how you were acting before, how we ended up on the ground,' a policeman replied.

Killian shot back: 'How I was acting before is so subjective. I'm not acting f**king much right now, am I?

'You are trying to detain someone who is unwilling to be detained. How is that fair?'

Giving up on her walking, police strapped her legs together and carried her horizontally until they got to security and she agreed to walk.

Then she got mad when they searched her before putting her in the police car, yelling that she hadn't done anything wrong and she was scared.

She was taken out of the airport and put into a police car to be taken to jail

After Killian was locked in the police car, officers regrouped and exclaimed about how much of her urine they got on them.

'I have it all over my leg! You're fine... it's on my pant leg completely, it's seeped through to my leg,' one policewoman yelled in disgust, while a male cop said his hands were covered with urine.

One policeman headed back inside to take a formal statement from the airline staff and picked up hand sanitizer to get rid of the urine and sprayed all his uniform.

He explained to the airline staff that as the passenger would be charged with resisting arrest, there was not much to be gained from adding assault.

After being told she would have to take days off work to come to court, she decided not to press assault charges.

'I'm gonna go take a bath,' the officer said.

Police agreed they would charged Killian with resisting arrest and public intoxication.

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#90 Post by llondel » Tue Apr 02, 2024 8:52 pm

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The video showed one of the AA ground staff said she wanted to press charges, but later changed her mind when police explained she would need to take time off work and appear in court.
This one is on the airline. They should be supporting their staff by paying them while they're in court, because it ultimately benefits the employees and the company by acting as a deterrent to future incidents. As a passenger I'd be more inclined to fly with an airline that did support its staff in prosecuting criminal acts.

Also, if there's a union involved they should be pushing for support.

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#91 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 3:50 pm

First Class Passenger Assaults American Airlines Flight Attendants, Loses It During Arrest

https://viewfromthewing.com/first-class ... Q9Q3oP70E8

A severely drunk 23 year old American Airlines first class passenger threatened flight attendants, assaulted them and threw her luggage at them on a flight to Dallas. Police responded to the gate on arrival at DFW airport. The passenger told officers that she was the one mistreated, though, and that American’s cabin crew were harsh with her.

Police decided that she was so inebriated that she couldn’t be left unsupervised. They arrested her, and she she became hostile towards them.

Video is worth watching if only for a rare glimpse of Dallas – Fort Worth airport jail, which most people don’t get to see. Just be aware up front that the passenger’s language is frequently not safe for work (or work from home):

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The passenger had one jack and coke on the plane, according to crew, so presumably she had alcohol before the flight, too. Flight attendants had conferred with the captain who radioed ahead for law enforcement.


In the video you can see law enforcement meet the flight, and a flight attendant explains that the woman threated to “kick [her] ass.” The flight attendant said she was “too scared” to say anything to the passenger about the police being there, so they let her off like any other flight.

Sitting in row 1, she was first off the plane and encountered the officers waiting for her on the jet bridge. They escorted her to the gate area for questioning over her inflight conduct. She explained that it was her first time traveling solo (without her mother) and her first flight since she was a teenager.

I think my favorite part is when she admitted to “an alcoholic beverage, I was in first class, they were obligated to give me that.” (Emphasis mine.) Also she calls herself “a regular citizen of society.” During questioning she explained her side of the story.


The flight attendant was supposed to provide service, but didn’t even look at her or acknowledge her, “I paid money for that s—.”
She didn’t do anything abnormal “just look at the cameras on the plane.”
Officers arrested her. She wanted to immediately contact her ride that was picking her up at the airport. They wouldn’t allow it until she was in temporary detention to sober up, and she became even more agitated.

Once in custody, they explained, she could make unlimited phone calls – and she faced only a minor charge ‘equivalent to a traffic violation.’ (It was a public intoxication charge, a class C misdemeanor.) That didn’t settle her. She was heading into confinement – the airport’s on-site jail – and she lost it. That lead to even greater confinement, restraint by the officers.

The events took place October 22, but police body cam video have only more recently become available.

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#92 Post by Boac » Fri Apr 05, 2024 4:38 pm

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#93 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:00 pm

'Drunk' airplane passenger fined for reportedly urinating in cup during delay at Australia airport
The man was removed from the plane after the incident, Australian Federal Police said

https://www.foxnews.com/world/drunk-air ... ia-airport

A 53-year-old man has been fined hundreds of dollars for urinating in a cup during a delay during deplaning at Sydney Airport.
The incident happened after a 3-hour Air New Zealand flight from Auckland, officials said.
The incident came to light when a passenger in the same row reported the man's behavior to the air crew.
A passenger has been fined for urinating in a cup during a delay in deplaning after landing at Sydney Airport.

The incident, after a 3-hour Air New Zealand flight from Auckland, occurred last December and a Sydney court fined the 53-year-old man $395 for offensive behavior in February, officials said Friday.

The incident only came to public attention on Friday, when New Zealand news website Stuff reported that a passenger in the same row, identified only as Hollv, said she had reported the behavior to the air crew.

She said she and her 15-year-old daughter were sitting in the aisle and middle seats when the man in the window seat, whose name has not been released, was urinating in a cup.

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A plane is seen on the runway at Sydney Airport on March 17, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. A passenger has been fined for urinating in a cup during a delay in deplaning after landing at the airport. (James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

Holly said the plane had been on the tarmac for about 20 minutes, waiting for a terminal gate to be allocated, when she heard the unmistakable sound of the passenger urinating in a cup, Stuff reported.

She said the man was "obviously quite drunk" and spilled urine on a flight attendant as he left the plane, it reported.

But the mishap with the attendant wasn’t his crime. Australian Federal Police said in a statement that officers removed him from the plane because he had "urinated into a cup while in his seat."

Air New Zealand said it does not comment on individual incidents. It said it bans between five and 10 customers each month for disruptive behavior, including intoxication.

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#94 Post by PHXPhlyer » Wed Apr 17, 2024 4:03 pm

Alaska Airlines passenger captured by FBI after repeatedly groping woman on flight
Prosecutors say Desmond Bostick covered his hand with a blanket while groping the woman throughout their flight from San Diego to Seattle

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A passenger who repeatedly groped a woman seated beside him on a flight has been banned from Alaska Airlines and faces prison time.

Desmond D. Bostick, 25, pleaded guilty to assault with intent to commit a felony on April 11, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Washington wrote in a news release.

He admitted to repeatedly touching the woman, a stranger, to "arouse his sexual desires" on the June 20 Alaska Airlines flight from San Diego to Seattle, according to his plea agreement filed in Seattle federal court.

During the flight, Bostick used a blanket to cover his hand while he caressed the woman's thigh throughout an over three-hour-long flight, only stopping when other passengers passed to use the restroom, according to court documents.

He also squeezed the woman's butt twice as she stood up to let another passenger exit into the aisle and return to their window seat, prosecutors said.

The woman was "too scared to speak, but repeatedly, and unsuccessfully, attempted to shift her body away from Bostick," court documents said.

When the flight landed in Seattle, Bostick "quickly" left, according to court records, and the woman "immediately" told Alaska Airlines flight attendants what had transpired, prompting a police investigation.

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Airline personnel provided a Port of Seattle police officer with Desmond Bostick's name, and the FBI arrested Bostick on Feb. 9. (Port of Seattle Police Department)

Airline personnel provided Bostick's identity to Port of Seattle Police. An officer found a photo of him on Facebook and showed it to the woman, who confirmed he was the man who groped her, court documents said.

Bostick was indicted for abusive sexual contact in September, prosecutors said. The FBI stepped in when law enforcement was unable to locate him after he left the airport, finding and arresting him on Feb. 9.
An Alaska Airlines spokesperson told the Miami Herald that Bostick is "no longer allowed to travel on Alaska or Horizon," another airline owned by the Alaska Air Group.

Prosecutors are recommending a nine-month prison sentence, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office release – but U.S. District Judge Jamal N. Whitehead is not bound by their recommendation, and the maximum sentence for Bostick's charge is 10 years, they wrote.

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