Video footage shows the man threatening to push a flight attendant while standing in the aisle.
Face masks on planes might almost be a thing of the past (this time around), but even though onboard rows rose over whether to face cover or not to face cover, unruly passengers have been around for much longer. And unfortunately, they did not go away along with most restrictions. A man who seemed to have had a little too much to drink became aggressive on a Singapore Airlines flight from Bangkok to Singapore on Tuesday and had to have a talking to from auxiliary police.
Crew decided to stop serving the man alcohol
The passenger was traveling on flight SQ711, scheduled to depart Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) at 18:05 and arrive at Singapore Changi (SIN) at 21:35. On Tuesday, it left with about an hour delay and touched down at 22:08. It was operated by one of Singapore Airlines’ Airbus A350s with the registration 9V-SHM. The man reportedly began troubling the crew during meal service, asking for alcohol multiple times. After an assessment of the situation, cabin crew decided to decline his requests for the safety of other passengers on board the flight.
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Following the landing of the plane but prior to disembarkation, the man can be seen in a video threatening a member of Singapore Airlines crew had he would “push him over” if he did not hand him water straight away. There is other unpleasantness and foul language during the incident, but we will let you decide for yourself if you want to hear it in the footage below. The man was then escorted off the plane by two auxiliary police officers.
A spokesperson for Singapore Airlines confirmed the flight of the passenger and shared the following,
“The passenger also did not comply with safety instructions from the cabin crew, and caused annoyance and inconvenience to the other passengers on board. The passenger was handed over to the auxiliary police upon arrival at Singapore Changi Airport.”
The spokesperson added that the safety of the airline’s customers and staff was always top priority and that Singapore Airlines apologizes to all customers on board the flight for the inconvenience caused by the incident.
The video has garnered tens of millions of views. Out of all the ways to gain viral fame, drunkenly hurling profanities at a hard-working cabin crew at the end of a flight might be one of the less desirable ones.
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