A Jet2 flight was forced to make an emergency landing after a potentially intoxicated female passenger became irate over crying babies and started using foul language and slapping fellow passengers. The woman was removed from the flight after it safely diverted.
Passengers on a Jet2 flight from Manchester England to Antalya Turkey were treated to a round of abuse from a potentially intoxicated passenger who became irate over crying babies. According to a Yorkshire Live report, approximately one and half hours into the flight the woman became extremely upset over two crying babies on the plane.
The woman ranted down the aisle of the plane, getting in people’s faces, slurring her speech, and using extremely foul language. At least two passengers were reportedly slapped by the woman during the incident.
The captain made the decision to divert the flight to Vienna for an emergency landing where the woman was removed from the flight, but not without more rounds of shouting and slurred speech.
The Manchester Evening News reported that an unnamed passenger offered this statement, “There was lots of noise. Then she came to the front of the plane. She was really angry towards Jet2 staff and wouldn’t calm down. Her voice was getting louder and more aggressive – she was shouting in people’s faces.”
The Kirklees woman, who has not been named publicly, was taken into custody by authorities at the Vienna airport before continuing on to its final destination.
Jet2 texted affected passengers this statement: “Hello, we are sorry that due to the disruptive behaviour of a fellow passenger, your flight has been diverted to Vienna. We are working on a situation to get you on your way as soon as possible.”
Comments on Reddit offered varying opinions on her potential intoxication including:
“Honestly, I can’t tell if she’s drunk or just really British”
To which a fellow Redditor replied:
“She is 100% drunk. Unfortunately the stereotype of British people getting super drunk whilst on holiday exists for a reason. Honestly embarrassing being from the same country as people like this.”
While another Redditor had a little fun with her, suggesting she was the newest member of the Spice Girls, and even offering a little ditty for her efforts:
“No Fly List Spice.
“This video is actually begging for a remix since she’s constantly shouting some words from a Spice Girls song.
“Tell me what I’ve done, what I’ve really really done, Tell me what I’ve done on this fliiiiiight, Tell me what I’ve done, what I’ve really really done, Tell me what I’ve done, a zig a zig AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.”