Last updated: 09:55 AM ET, Mon October 10 2016

Brawl on Flight Caused by Reclining Chairs Could Result in Airline Ban

Impacting Travel | Jessica Kleinschmidt | October 10, 2016

Brawl on Flight Caused by Reclining Chairs Could Result in Airline Ban

Photo courtesy of Jetstar 

We’ve all fought over something silly. Remember the days when you fought your sibling over the possession of the remote? What about a fist fight on an airline that resulted from a reclining chair incident?

It was in the early morning hours on a Jetstar flight from Phuket to Sydney when an incident occurred on the JQ33 Boeing 787 Dreamliner. "One of the passengers was distressed as a lady put her seat back on his mother," passenger on the flight Scott Haywood recounted. "It was a night flight, so it was two or three o'clock in the morning. This other passenger got out of his seat and clipped that woman's seat who did that to (the seat of his) mother three or four times" Haywood told 3AW.

According to Mashable, the female passenger “threw a punch at that person who did that clip and then he had a throwback as well."

The two in question were removed from the flight once it landed in Sydney and are currently being under investigation by the Australian Federal Police.

A statement was given by Jetstar via email: “We don’t tolerate disruptive behaviour by passengers on our flights. We will conduct a review with a view to banning these passengers travelling with us in the future.”

The guy sitting next to you with his music blaring over headphones doesn’t look so bad now does he?


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