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'Drunk' Women Force Crew To Divert BA Flight
A British Airways plane to north Africa had to be diverted because of the alleged drunken behaviour of two women passengers.
The women, aged 43 and 50, reportedly tried to force their way into the cockpit on the flight from Gatwick to Tunis.
According to The Sun newspaper, they swore in front of children, refused to return to their seats when directed, and threatened to kill the family of a stewardess.
The flight - which left Gatwick on the afternoon of New Year's Eve - was diverted to Lyon in eastern France.
French police then boarded the plane and detained the women.
The pair spent the night in custody before being flown back to London on New Year's Day.
British Airways said UK police are now looking into the disturbance.
"Our customers and flying crew deserve a safe and enjoyable flight," a British Airways spokeswoman said.
"We do not tolerate any disruptive behaviour on board our flights.
"Monday's BA2664 service was diverted following the disruptive behaviour of two female passengers."
what do you think?
Classy pair of mares!
Classy burds indeed Movvi, Have to agree about some kind of blacklisting needed for eople who do this. But i do wonder about serving booze on planes and letting even slightly inebriated folk on board. Think the airlines and airport bars need to be a bit more vigilant too.
they will probably be on the Jeremy Kyle show later this year
Think some women are worse than men going by pictures that were in paper from new years eve
people like this should be put on a data base and never allowed to board a plane again...
They should have let them walk back
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Should charge them the coat of diversion - maybe the should parachutes for drunks and let them off the plane without disrupting rest of the passengers
Should be made to pay landing fees and compensation to the passengers for delaying their journey.......
As an airport worker i can tell you that the % of passengers doing this is rising. Many of the people i see are too drunk to get on the aircraft but the ground staff don't want the problem and so slide it onto the cabin crew. If they had the testicular fortitude to deny boarding it would save 250 passengers the hassle of a divert.