Unruly BA Airline Passenger Arrested At Airport

December 31, 2017

[Updated] A 54-year-old man was arrested this evening when the British Airways flight landed, with the man having apparently “consumed too much alcohol and became belligerent and verbally abusive.”

“Bermuda Police attended a report of an unruly passenger onboard an inbound British Airways flight from Gatwick Airport at 7pm on Sunday,” a police spokesperson said.

“It appears that a 54-year-old man had consumed too much alcohol and became belligerent and verbally abusive to crew and fellow passengers.

“When the plane landed in Bermuda, the 54-year-old man was taken to Hamilton Police Station where he was processed and detained.

“A court appearance is expected in the near future.”

Update: A British Airways spokesperson said, “Our customers and crews deserve to enjoy their flights, and not to suffer any form of abuse. This sort of behaviour will not be tolerated, and the appropriate action will always be taken.”

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  1. Triangle Drifter says:

    They don’t learn do they. Lets hope the fine at least matches all of the costs & inconvenience of having to deal with him & the airline bans him from flying with them again.

    • VJ says:

      British Airways seems to have this problem more frequently than other airlines. Could the free booze have anything to do with it?

      • Kathy says:

        Absolutely….if they charged less for the air ticket and more for the alcohol, perhaps they would have better results!

  2. facts of the rock says:

    betcha he’s on BA’s stop list now.

  3. Sage says:

    I thought it was Westjet. Oh ok.

  4. sage says:

    Serving liquor to passengers is such a good idea.

    • Micro says:

      Consumed too much alcohol or over served I would guess even if the crew cut him off he wouldve been problematic just the same.

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      Thousands can drink responsibly without issue. Why should they be denied a simple pleasure because a very few so-called adults cannot?

      • sage says:

        Well, endangering a planeload of people is a pretty solid reason I would think.

    • Yes i must say that it’s a good idea but they should have a limit on the amount they serve especially on long haul flights in economy with the exception of those that are in first class because some people really don’t know the cost of getting drunk pax off of their flights and not to mention the costs it involves to the airline and the inconvenience to the other passengers whom which are depending on getting to their destination on connecting flights to other destinations.

      • Passenger says:

        6.5 hours is not considered long haul.

      • Annie says:

        Sometimes passengers consume alcohol before they even get on the plane and it’s not apparent. Then they could be served a couple more that would put them over the limit. Once the crew notice that the passenger is intoxicated, they will cut the passenger off and say ‘no more drinks’ and that’s the point at which they go ballistic. I’ll bet that’s what happened-that he acted up when they said they wouldn’t serve him any more drinks.

    • Moonbeam says:

      Serving liquor to passengers IS a good idea. 99.9% of passengers drink responsbily. One bad apple should not spoil the barrell …………….

      • sage says:

        One bad apple does spoil the barrel, and why is serving liquor a good idea? Your drug of choice, clearly. Seek help fool.

        • DANIEL says:

          My Dear Puritan Sage. A drink is a drink and should be allowed regardless of your puritanical viewpoint. Go rain on someone else’s parade.

          • sage says:

            Alcohol is a harmful, dangerous and addictive drug which is known to lead to bad decision making and violent behavior. I bet you railed against banning cancer sticks from commercial flights too, if airlines had any sense they would stop serving it, and all you coffin varnish proponents need to do some self-analysis. If you have to drink with every meal, drink at the beach, drink around the kids, drink on a flight etc., etc., you may have issues that need addressing which liquor can’t solve.

  5. PreQual says:

    Probably angry that for the exhorbitant cost of a ticket, he couldn’t even charge his phone.

  6. Spanner breath says:

    Never heard anymore about the last one a couple weeks ago. Put them in the same cell.

  7. Withheld says:

    They should stop serving Liquor on commercial flights.

    • Zevon says:

      Maybe they should stop renting hotel rooms to Bermudians.

  8. Animal Farm says:

    we could take the lead here lock him up forever