A passenger was arrested upon landing after KLM flight 605 from Amsterdam to San Francisco on Wednesday after fighting with his girlfriend, smoking onboard, and biting a flight attendant’s ear.
Our hero Jonah Cayle Snow got into a fight “after flight attendants asked the allegedly already heavily-inebriated Snow to put out his cigarette and refrain from drinking.”
Flight attendants had to separate the man and his girlfriend. She then “became so disruptive that attendants had to restrain her to prevent injuries to other passengers.”
Then flight attendants smelled smoke and realized that Snow was using the opportunity where it was his girlfriend being monitored to light up. And though he had been cut off from alcohol, it turns out that he was drinking. Because he brought his own booze onboard.
When Snow was told to put out the cigarette he allegedly became aggressive, and two male flight attendants had to restrain him.
He allegedly struggled and fought with the unidentified attendants, including biting one man on the ear.
He was finally subdued and a female flight attendant sat next to him for the duration of the flight to try to keep him calm.
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And I blame the airline: they were identified as being drunk before they even boarded the aircraft. Apparently they got hammered on their Dusseldorf – Amsterdam inbound flight and were only permitted to travel when they promised not to drink any more on the plane. So the airline identified the problem but accepted promises from drunk passengers not to get drunk and somehow we’re surprised by what happened next?
Of course KLM personnel are hardly teatotalers, the airline offers inflight beer on tap.
According to the airline,
“KLM’s number one priority is the safety and security of its passengers and they were not affected by the incident,” the airline said in a statement Friday.
Strangely the safety of their crew goes unmentioned in this statement.
(HT: Alan H.)