Last updated: 02:30 PM ET, Thu March 17 2016

It Now Pays To Have a Drunken Passenger Divert Your Flight

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 17, 2016

It Now Pays To Have a Drunken Passenger Divert Your Flight

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After a drunken passenger caused an Alaska Airlines flight to make an emergency landing last week, the airline decided to reward the other people on the plane with a $100 credit.

According to Tony Lewis of, Alaska Airlines Flight 800 was en route to Seattle from Sacramento when it was forced to make an emergency landing in Portland due to a drunken passenger causing issues onboard.

READ MORE: Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to Drunk Passenger

The plane landed safely in Oregon after declaring the emergency and was met by police who removed the disruptive passenger from the flight. The remaining passengers waited patiently and the aircraft once again took off, arriving in its final destination of Seattle one hour and 45 minutes later than expected.

READ MORE: Angry Airline Passenger Urinates On Fellow Traveler

To make it up to the passengers onboard the plane who were inconvenienced by the emergency landing, Alaska Airlines offered the remaining customers a $100 credit toward a future flight with the airline.

One of the passengers on the plane shared her ordeal on Twitter, including her compensation:


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