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Emergency Landing After Guy Tries to Open Door Mid-Flight

Alaska Airlines flight was diverted to Minnesota

(Newser) - A plane en route from New York to Seattle had to make an emergency landing Monday so that an unruly passenger could be arrested, KOMO reports. Alaska Airlines Flight 7 was diverted to Minneapolis-St. Paul after a man in his 20s started acting strangely, other passengers tell KIRO . One passenger... More »

Pilot Diverts Plane Thanks to Unruly Bachelor Party

The groom was among six men escorted off the plane

(Newser) - A handful of Brits from Southampton may be in for more than a hangover after the Ryanair flight they were on from London to Slovakia's capital was diverted to Berlin Friday night. According to the crew, half the members of a bachelor party "misbehaved so badly" that passenger... More »

Passenger Chucks Boiling Water on Flight Attendant

Chinese couple put on travel blacklist after flight forced back

(Newser) - An AirAsia flight from Bangkok to Nanjing was forced to turn around after an irate passenger deliberately threw boiling water on a flight attendant, the airline says. According to the airline, a Chinese couple who were traveling with a tour group became furious when they were seated apart, and instead... More »

'Idiot' Causes Ebola Plane Scare

'I've been to Africa,' coughing passenger yells

(Newser) - Airport authorities aren't willing to see the hilarious side of jokes about Ebola right now, a passenger flying from Philadelphia to the Dominican Republic discovered yesterday. After the coughing and sneezing passenger declared "I've been to Africa"—early reports said he yelled "I have Ebola!... More »

New Flight Diverted as 2 Scuffle Over Reclining Seat

Woman reclined while other napped on tray table

(Newser) - Yet another plane has been diverted thanks to a squabble over a reclining seat. A Delta flight from New York City to Palm Beach, Fla., was grounded yesterday after two passengers argued over a reclining seat. A fellow passenger and witness tells News4Jax : "This woman who was sitting next... More »

Flight Diverted After Squabble Over Reclining Seat

Man used device that prevented woman in front of him from reclining

(Newser) - Two passengers who seemed to have been having tough travel days took the rest of a United plane down with them over the weekend. It all started when a man hooked a device called the Knee Defender to the seat in front of him, thereby preventing the woman in front... More »

Drunk Busted for Bali Hijack Scare

Alert was issued after he tried to break into cockpit

(Newser) - A drunken passenger who caused a hijack scare on a Virgin Australia flight today by trying to break into the cockpit was arrested after the plane landed on Indonesia's resort island of Bali. The Australian passenger acted aggressively and began pounding on the cockpit door before being handcuffed by... More »

Drunk Honeymooner Forces Emergency Landing

Groom kicked off plane after arguing with bride

(Newser) - The honeymoon was over pretty quickly for at least one half of a couple who flew out of Atlanta bound for Costa Rica: The Delta Air Lines jet was forced to make an emergency landing in the Cayman Islands after the drunken groom started arguing with his bride, reports Reuters... More »

Nasty Note-Writing War Breaks Out on Flight

'Bachelor' producer Elan Gale sends angry woman the 1st note

(Newser) - Ah, the spirit of the season: The producer of ABC's Bachelor and Bachelorette apparently engaged in a bitter note-passing war with a woman who complained about their flight being delayed, Business Insider reports via BuzzFeed . "Today is Thanksgiving!" she cried, according to producer Elan Gale's Twitter... More »

Mets Pitcher Takes Down Unruly Flier

LaTroy Hawkins helped subdue South America-bound passenger

(Newser) - Flight attendants struggling with an unruly passenger on a flight to South America got some backup from New York Mets relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound pitcher and a couple of buddies helped bundle the man into a seat and hold him down as restraints were applied. "We... More »

Flier Won't Get Off Phone, Is Dragged Off Plane

Lindsay Bien-aime allegedy kicks deputy in the groin in the process

(Newser) - Another attempt to stay on the phone during takeoff did not end well for an airplane passenger Sunday. Lindsay Bien-aime allegedly refused to comply with multiple orders from the US Airways crew on the Fort Lauderdale-Charlotte flight to end her conversation, so the plane was forced to stop taxiing to... More »

Fliers Restrain Unruly Passenger With Shoelaces

Alexander Herrera was tackled after trying to open emergency exit

(Newser) - An Alaska Airlines passenger who attempted to open a plane's emergency exit as it began its descent into Portland, Ore., yesterday was tackled by fellow passengers who tied him up with shoelaces, the Oregonian reports. Alexander Herrera, a 23-year-old from Arizona, made "unusual statements" as he went for... More »

Plane Forced Down By Bad Singing

Unruly flyer wouldn't quit warbling Whitney Houston songs

(Newser) - A Los Angeles to New York City flight was forced to make an emergency stop in Kansas City thanks to a different kind of "atmospheric disturbance"—an unruly passenger who refused to stop singing Whitney Houston songs. The woman, who belted out "I Will Always Love You"... More »

Unruly Flyer Gets Duct-Taped to Seat

Icelandic traveler was drunk, say police

(Newser) - One more use for duct tape: The crew of an Icelandair flight used it to bind a drunk and raging passenger to his seat, reports the New York Post . The 46-year-old reportedly started assaulting passengers and screaming that the plane was going to crash about two hours from JFK. An... More »

Flight Diverted After 'Unruly' Duo Demands Champagne

German couple says they were never served food, drinks ... or even water

(Newser) - A Delta flight en route to Costa Rica was diverted to Florida last night, after a German couple allegedly became "unruly," demanding champagne and food. Officials say Peter and Gabriele Strohmaier, who had flown into the US from Germany earlier in the day, were first-class passengers and refused... More »

Baldwin Apologizes to Passengers, Slams Airlines

Says industry using 9/11 as an excuse for lousy service

(Newser) - More fallout from Alec Baldwin's American Airlines incident : The actor has taken himself off Twitter. "Let’s play a game called Mass Unfollowing. I want to crash this acct and start again," he wrote before deactivating his account, according to the New York Post . But that doesn'... More »

American Airlines Boots Alec Baldwin Off Plane

After a confrontation over ... a cell phone Scrabble game?

(Newser) - An American Airlines pilot kicked Alec Baldwin off a plane today, and the reason smacks more of Kenneth than Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock terms. TMZ explains: Baldwin was playing a game of Words With Friends on his phone while the plane was at the gate. When the cabin door... More »

Man Kicked Off Flight for Cursing

Robert Sayegh says he may sue

(Newser) - Apparently, cursing can get you kicked off a plane—as a Brooklyn man found out the hard way yesterday. After a layover in Detroit, Robert Sayegh and the rest of the passengers on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 5136 had been waiting at the gate for 45 minutes. A flight attendant... More »

Drunk Tries to Open Plane Door Mid-Flight

Delta passenger arrested after 4th flight security problem in 3 days

(Newser) - A passenger who tried to open an emergency door on a Delta flight from Orlando to Boston was quickly subdued by an off-duty cop. The incident, the fourth in-flight security scare on a domestic flight in the space of 3 days, appears to be have been alcohol-related rather than terror-related:... More »

Seattle Flight Forced Back By Unruly Passenger

Pilots cancel Amsterdam-bound flight after 30 minutes

(Newser) - A Delta flight bound for Amsterdam turned back to Seattle last night after a passenger became unruly some 30 minutes into the flight, reports the AP. A Delta spokeswoman wouldn't comment on the specifics of the disturbance, but a TSA spokeswoman said the passenger was taken to a local medical... More »

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