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21 MAY 2019: MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

A passenger on a Spirit Airlines flight lit up a cigarette in the cabin claiming to be unaware that it was against the law to do so. He had allegedly been restless on board. Another passenger filmed the incident. The man immediately agreed to extinguish the cigarette when spoken to by the crew who took…

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20 MAY 2019: KUNMING, CHINA

A passenger on a Fuzhou Airlines flight from Fuzhou to Kunming attempted to open the emergency exit as the aircraft was preparing to land in Kunming. A passenger and flight attendant had to wrestle him away from the door. He then grabbed one of the cabin crew around the neck.

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20 MAY 2019: KIEV, UKRAINE

A video emerged of an unruly female passenger kicking and punching fellow passengers on a flight from Barcelona to Kiev. The female passenger had allegedly consumed a bottle of whiskey on the flight and went on a racist rant, claiming she did not want to sit next to ‘foreigners’. She then proceeded to attack a…

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19 MAY 2019: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Michael Slater, 49, a retired Australian cricket player, engaged in a heated argument with two female friends before a Qantas flight from Sydney to Wagga Wagga. It is alleged that Slater was verbally abusive to his friends and locked himself in the toilet. He was removed from the flight before take-off.

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17 MAY 2019: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Two intoxicated men and a woman were arrested after a Wizz Air flight from Luton landed in Budapest. One of the men had defied orders to stay in his seat, as he went to the back of the plane to use the toilet, causing the aircraft to abort landing. Other drunken passengers who were enraged…

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15 MAY 2019: BANGKOK, THAILAND

A woman decided to lie down in the jetway in order to prevent her Spring flight to Shanghai from departing as her daughter was still busy completing her duty-free shopping. Meanwhile the daughter also telephoned the airport police to demand that the flight wait for her. The flight was delayed by 90 minutes, but took…

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14 MAY 2019: NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA

Maxim Pashnin, 36, was removed from an Aeroflot flight from Novosibirsk to Moscow. Pashnin became violent towards the crew after they asked him to stop smoking as he boarded the flight. Pashnin, who was drunk, pushed an air stewardess and broke a steward’s leg. He then punched the pilot and co-pilot. The crew were able…