Think of all the work it takes to put a giant metal flying machine in the air, filled with people, and get it to where it’s supposed to go. Which makes it almost worse that it only takes one intoxicated person to force that plane to change course. This time, it was a British Airways flight that had to be diverted on the way to Orlando. [More]
American Airlines Flight Diverted After Passenger Allegedly Made “Alarming Statements,” Refused To Sit
Every day, millions of people manage to board airplanes, sit quietly for the duration of the flight and make it to their destination with relative ease. We don’t usually hear about those folks, however. Instead, unruly, disruptive passengers — whether they act that way on purpose or not — are the ones who keep making it into our news cycle. To wit: an American Airlines flight had to be diverted recently when a passenger allegedly made “alarming statements” and refused to take his seat.
According to the Associated Press, an American Airlines flight was grounded after passengers complained about 6 men who were speaking Arabic. The men had been hired by a company called Defense Training Systems to train Marines at Camp Pendleton.