In April a passenger on an Indian domestic flight had his cell phone confiscated and was arrested on arrival for shooting video of flight attendants.
The passenger was charged with “assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty.”
Last week on a Flybe hop from Dublin to Cardiff on an ERJ190 regional jet a passenger took “inappropriate pictures” of a flight attendant during her safety demonstration. The man was “caught in the act” and asked to delete the photos. He wouldn’t. They were of “the flight attendant’s behind” and he must have really wanted those photos as he said he “couldn’t” delete them.
The plane’s taxi was already underway, but it turned around and went back to the terminal so that the passenger could be removed. While police ‘were alerted’ the man wasn’t arrested and isn’t being charged with any crime. And he gets to keep his photos which – it seems – was more important to him than taking the 187 mile, 35 minute flight
Flybe Embraer E-195 at Birmingham Airport, copyright tupungato / 123RF Stock Photo
I’m not sure there’s a lesson in this or that such a passenger would respond to lessons anyway. So I guess we should just be grateful that he didn’t strip naked and ask the flight attendant for sex?