Gerald Jackson, 56, was jailed for three months in connection with an incident in January at Leeds Bradford Airport. Jackson had been due to fly to Spain to visit his parents but had been informed that he was not fit to fly due to intoxication and later attacked police officers.
Hassan El Hajj Hassan (left), a Canadian passport-holder and Meliad Farah, an Australian and Lebanese citizen, were tried in absentia and found guilty of carrying out the 2012 terrorist attack at Bourgas Airport, in which five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver died and nearly 40 people were seriously injured. The pair have been…
Roberto Eduardo De Vido, 56, was acquitted having been accused of molestation by a 25-year-old woman seated next to him on a Singapore Airlines flight from Japan to Singapore. De Vido claimed he was asleep when the alleged incident occurred.
Rebecca Lockwood, 49, apologised in court for claiming to have a bomb in her backpack at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport in October 2018. Despite having pleaded guilty to the incident in July, the judge ruled Lockwood to be not guilty due to poor mental health and ordered her to receive psychiatric treatment.
Dominic Kojima Matthews, 26, a psychology student, pleaded guilty to offences he committed after ingesting alcohol and sedatives on a 17-hour flight from Dallas, Texas, to Sydney, Australia, in February. Matthews admitted to offensive and disorderly behaviour on an aircraft and to failing to comply with instructions on an aircraft.
It was reported that in July a number of Suvarnabhumi Airport security staff filed a lawsuit against the security company contracted by Airports of Thailand, ASM Management. They claim the company forced them to sign new employment contracts and tricked them into accepting pay cuts during the pandemic.
William Schwarze, 27, pleaded guilty to scams, which exploited an issue with American Airlines’ ticketing systems, resulting in a loss of $160,000.
A lawsuit was reported to have been filed against Southwest Airlines in relation to an incident that occurred during a flight between Las Vegas and San Antonio on 27 December. The lawsuit claims that cabin crew continued to serve alcohol to passenger Anthony Ryan after he drunkenly groped the 13-year-old daughter of the complainant.
Iulian Ungureanu, a 25-year-old Romanian citizen, pleaded guilty to assault aggravated by sexual orientation in relation to an incident on board an easyJet flight from Iceland to London Gatwick in November 2018. Ungureanu and an unnamed passenger caused the flight to divert to Glasgow after they became drunk on duty-free alcohol and verbally and physically…
A former Mesa Airlines employee, Hubbard Bell, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud after he was found to have stolen his ex-colleagues’ data in order to continue taking advantage of the airline’s scheme providing free flights to employees. Bell also pleaded guilty to manufacturing counterfeit airline employee ID badges, which he had…