Jet2 Bans Three For 'Worst Case' Behavior
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European airline Jet2 has banned three passengers – two for life – after their “worst case” behavior on a flight from Glasgow to Dalaman, Turkey.
The incident happened on July 13 as numerous passengers engaged in rowdy behavior after consuming alcohol on the flight and then being disruptive once on board, according to London’s Daily Mail.
But Jet2 identified three passengers as being the worst of the worst cases, or the ringleaders, during the flight — Paul Strain and Kevin Brady, who received lifetime bans, and Claire Marshall, who was banned for six months.
All three were turned over to Turkish police upon arrival, and all three had their return flights revoked.
Phil Ward, managing director of Jet2.com, told the paper: 'These are clear examples, indeed some of the worst I have come across, of why we need a national shared database of passengers that have been banned for disruptive behavior for the airlines to tackle the growing problem together. … Aggressive behavior will simply not be tolerated. Families and friends travelling on any airline should have an enjoyable time from the moment they step onto the aircraft. They should not have to experience aggressive behavior, nor should our dedicated cabin crew.'
All three passengers verbally abused the cabin crew and were found to be consuming alcohol they snuck on the flight. According to the paper, “Brady sang loudly and danced down the aisle, stripped off his T-shirt and made vulgar sexual gestures, thrusting at a member of the cabin crew and then throughout the cabin, in full view of families with children.”
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