Airline Passenger With Her Own Bottle Of Gin Steals Food, Cigarettes, Demands Crew Put Some "F****** Music On"

Judging by the number of stories we see every week about airline passengers who have a few too many drinks, we sometimes wonder if the cabin crews are being a bit too free with the in-flight beverages. But then we hear about those terrible travelers who bring their own booze, freeing themselves up to cause a higher level of mayhem.

A woman in the UK recently went on trial for her bad behavior aboard an Emirates airline flight from Dubai to London.

Witnesses say the passenger, who admits to being intoxicated during the flight, was drinking from her personal bottle of gin and that the troubles started before the airplane even left the ground.

“As the aircraft was taxiing she got out of her seat and said very loudly that she needed to go to the ladies,” said the prosecutor. “She remained abusive, saying she just wanted music. She said: ‘I just want the f****** music on.'”

We are going to assume that the partially redacted word is not “funky.”

“She took a bottle from her handbag, and poured some gin into a plastic cup, which she consumed quickly,” continued the prosecutor. “She started taking food from other people’s plates and also opening a packet of cigarettes.”

The passenger blamed her shenanigans on a fear of flying and a lack of sleep. She said she drank the gin to calm her nerves.

And now she faces possible jail time.

“Your behaviour on the aircraft was is very distressing to passengers and the crew and it needlessly tied up the resources of the crew,” declared the court.

Drunk airline passenger stole other passengers’ food and demanded crew put some ‘f****** music on’ as she swigged from her own bottle of gin [Daily Mail]


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  1. Torchwood says:

    Tonight, on “Airline Passenger Nightmare”….. or should we call it, “The Unfriendly Skies”…..

    No wonder I prefer driving over flying….. last time I flew was in 2005.

    • SpeakR40Dead says:

      Would you drive from Dubai to London? That is just under 4.5k miles and 14 countries. This isn’t just driving a couple states over on a road trip. To put in perspective driving from Seattle to Key West is only 3.5k miles.

      Sometimes there is no reasonable alternative to flying.

    • MaxH42 needs an edit button says:

      That was pretty much the premise of “Airline”, except due to logistics it was all filmed in the airport. Man, I miss that show.

  2. GitEmSteveDaveHatesChange says:

    “As the aircraft was taxiing she got out of her seat and said very loudly that she needed to go to the ladies,

    The “ladies” what? The Ladies Hawkins Dance?

  3. longfeltwant says:

    This story has a happy ending.

    If this is her first offense, then two-to-seven days is appropriate, plus maybe some restitution to the airline.

  4. oldwiz65 says:

    Next thing you know they will not allow you to take alcohol on the plane. How did she manage it in the first place?

    • blowhard says:

      Duty Free. Purchase the cheap booze once you’re past security and it gets put in a bag you take on the plane.

    • poco says:

      They’ll let you take single shot bottles on. They’re less than two ounces. I do it every time.

      Granted I don’t take enough to get sh*tfaced…

  5. Harry Greek says:

    I was on a flight from SF to NYC. And, there was this older couple (65-70) sitting near me that must have ordered 10 total drinks each. Towards the last few, the husband spilled wine on himself a few times. Made noise as he kept crumpling his sandwich wrapping paper (he was taking periodic bites over the course of 5 hours) and would doze off from time to time.

    This was perfectly OK. He did not bother me, nor anyone else. The wife was a bit chatty to him during the middle of the flight. But, there was no yelling, no abusive behavior or anyone taking a dump on the food cart.

    Some people just can’t hold their liquor nor even control themselves. It’s a shame.

  6. StatusfriedCrustomer says:

    Wow, clearly not an American airline company. They would have taken off with the drunk woman onboard, flown to the destination airport, and then flown 7 hours back to remove her and then canceled the flight.

  7. lonestarbl says:

    Sounds like an AB-Fab episode in the making…

  8. kingofmars says:

    Why do drunks always want someone to put some music on?

  9. PragmaticGuy says:

    Obvious the gal wasn’t a Muslim. If she was, jail time would be the least of her worries. She’d probably get stoned to death (no pun intended).

  10. MarkFL says:

    “Judging by the number of stories we see every week about airline passengers who have a few too many drinks”

    Actually, I think the number of cases of unruly passenger getting out of control seems disproportionately high compared to the percentage of such people who are intoxicated. Maybe they’re flying too high and the thin air is getting to people.