Hashtag: #UnrulyAirlinePassengers

Airline Passenger Arrested For Assaulting Police

Airline Passenger Arrested For Assaulting Police

A 28-year-old Canadian woman was arrested today after allegedly assaulting three police officers who boarded a Westjet flight to detain her after reports she was unruly. A police spokesperson said, “About 1:54pm this afternoon, police received a call in regards to an unruly passenger aboard a WestJet flight bound for Bermuda. “Shortly after... Read more of this article

Men Fined $3,000 After Disruption On Airplane

Men Fined $3,000 After Disruption On Airplane

Two British nationals appeared in Magistrates Court this afternoon [Apr 13] where they were fined $3,000 each following the incident yesterday which saw an airline divert to Bermuda, with the court hearing that both men appeared to be drunk, were shouting on the plane, with one man throwing peanuts at the airline staff. A police statement after yesterday’s... Read more of this article

Photos: Plane Diverts, Two Passengers Arrested

Photos: Plane Diverts, Two Passengers Arrested

[Updated with video] A Thomson Airways flight heading to Mexico diverted to Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport today [April 12], and was greeted by a number of police officers, with at least half a dozen police vehicles visible on scene as of this writing. The Boeing 787-8 departed Gatwick Airport in London this morning heading to Cancun... Read more of this article

Passenger’s Brother: Family Are ‘A Bit Ashamed’

Passenger’s Brother: Family Are ‘A Bit Ashamed’

Following the recent incident which saw a Cuban bound airline divert to Bermuda due a passenger’s unruly behaviour onboard, the passenger’s brother Minhaz Khelya said while he thinks it was “blown out of proportion,” his family are a “bit ashamed because of issues this has caused.” The Thomas Cook flight — which... Read more of this article

Passenger Fined $3,000 After Plane Fracas

Passenger Fined $3,000 After Plane Fracas

22-year-old Mohammed Khelya appeared in Magistrates Court today [Nov 25] where he admitted behaving in a threatening manner towards flight attendants on a Cuba-bound flight yesterday, causing it to be diverted to the island. The Thomas Cook flight, which had left the UK, was diverted to Bermuda at around 2.00pm on Monday, where it was greeted by police... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Police Arrest Airline Passenger

Photos & Video: Police Arrest Airline Passenger

[Updated with video. Police said a 25 year old man assaulted flight attendants, was forcibly taken to the rear of the aircraft where he was restrained until the flight landed in Bermuda, after which he was arrested.] A Thomas Cook airline diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Nov 24] following what we understand to be an issue with a passenger. The... Read more of this article

Alleged Smokers Force Another Flight Diversion

Alleged Smokers Force Another Flight Diversion

Canadian airliner Sunwing isn’t having much luck as far as passenger behaviour goes, with the airline having to turn back a Cuba-bound flight to Toronto last week because of the alleged misbehaviour of two female passengers, which include allegations of smoking on board. Sunwing is the same airline that diverted to Bermuda last year after a Canadian... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts Due To Situation With Passenger

Flight Diverts Due To Situation With Passenger

[Updated with video] An airline diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Aug 20] as there was an issue with a passenger, with unofficial reports indicating that the passenger caused some form of disruption, with the police saying the passenger “appeared to be having mental health challenges.” JetBlue Flight #661 left JFK Airport in New York and... Read more of this article

Canadian Family Deny Smoking On Airline

Canadian Family Deny Smoking On Airline

The Canadian family who created a media firestorm after causing a Sunwing flight to divert to Bermuda have issued a statement denying that any member of the family was smoking on the flight. The statement was released by Ontario-based lawyer Michael Haraschuk to the Canadian media. “On the issue of smoking, there has been misinformation regarding... Read more of this article

Recalling The Other Unruly Passenger Diversion

Recalling The Other Unruly Passenger Diversion

The story of the unruly family who caused a Sunwing plane to divert to Bermuda has received substantial international attention over the past week, with it headlining the Canadian and international news reports for the past few days. It was actually the second time in recent years a plane diverted to Bermuda due to a passenger-created fracas, with another... Read more of this article

Unruly Passengers Heading Back To Canada

Unruly Passengers Heading Back To Canada

The family whose unruly behaviour caused the Sunwing flight to divert to Bermuda are on their way back to Canada, CBC reports. In a phone interview this afternoon [Feb 5], one of the McNeills told CBC News she was at an airport in Bermuda with her husband and two sons waiting for a flight home.The family told the Canadian media when they return to... Read more of this article

Canadian Family Charged Over Airline Incident

Canadian Family Charged Over Airline Incident

[Updated with videos] Three people appeared in Magistrates Court this afternoon [Feb 4] in relation to the recent airline diversion, where they were charged with offences including disobeying lawful commands of the crew of an aircraft and smoking in a toilet when smoking is prohibited. The Court heard one of the defendants used profane language towards... Read more of this article

Smokers Diversion ‘Very Expensive’ For Sunwing

Smokers Diversion ‘Very Expensive’ For Sunwing

The recent flight diversion to Bermuda was a “very expensive exercise” for Sunwing who had to put up 170 passengers and crew in a hotel in Bermuda for the night, Sunwing VP of Media Relations Daryl McWilliams told CBC Canada. The flight — which left Canada heading to the Dominican Republic — diverted to Bermuda at approximately... Read more of this article