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Disruptive Couple Forces Plane Back to Airport: Delta

Apparently it was over bathroom issue on flight from Minneapolis to LA

(Newser) - If the pilot of your plane tells you over the intercom he's going to turn the plane around if you don't sit down, it's probably best to take a seat. But per the Star Tribune , a woman flying on Delta from Minneapolis to Los Angeles on Wednesday... More »

'Known Prankster,' Delta Battle Over Truth of Plane-Removal Story

Airline denies his claim that it was over him speaking Arabic

(Newser) - A YouTube star with a history of provocative stunts on planes says this time, the incident was real. Adam Saleh says Delta Air Lines removed him and fellow YouTube star Slim Albaher from a New York-bound plane in London Wednesday for speaking Arabic, Al Jazeera reports. In a video retweeted... More »

'80s Ballad Singer Takes Down Unruly Korean Air Passenger

Richard Marx was right there waiting

(Newser) - Richard Marx is best known for soft '80s ballads like "Right Here Waiting," but he wasn't so mellow when an unruly passenger began attacking flight attendants on his flight from Vietnam to South Korea Tuesday. Marx's wife, former MTV VJ Daisy Fuentes, shared photos to... More »

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 »

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