A man taking photos of his flight’s aircraft and cabin crew was taken off the aircraft in handcuffs, questioned, re-screened, and then let back on before the flight continued.
Some passengers claimed air stewardesses were crying and one asked who would look after her children if anything happened.
Nick Taylor, 40, from Blackburn, Lancashire, left the plane with his wife and son and paid £1,000 for new flights home.
He said: ‘I had to make a decision, do I risk my family for the sake of £1,000?
‘The air hostesses were crying and there was a scuffle at the front of the plane. There was a very tense atmosphere.
So what exactly made everyone so concerned?
The ‘agitated’ passenger launched into a series of bizarre antics when his request to see the cockpit was rejected.
The man, described as in his early 30s and of African descent, took pictures of the plane and cabin crew before taking a selfie and snapping his phone’s SIM card and throwing it down a toilet.
The Jet2.com flight from Malaga to Manchester was delayed about two hours.
The snapping of the SIM card and flushing it down the toilet part is sort of strange, but I would have just assumed he was frustrated and not especially discrete about his efforts to write a trip report.
In fact, the description of the passenger notwithstanding, I figured that Matthew Klint hadn’t learned his lesson.
(HT: Alan H.)