Prague Flight Cancelled When Passengers ‘Decided to Treat the Plane Like a Nightclub’

easyJet flight U2-6267 from Bristol, UK to Prague was cancelled on Friday and all 140 passengers onboard offloaded from the aircraft when a group decided to “treat[..] the plane like a nightclub.”

Alcohol related incidents — even flight diversions — aren’t uncommon on European low cost carriers. Ryanair is even lobbying to have a monopoly on alcohol sales to its passengers nevermind that this is what happens from drinking inflight.

According to airport police in Bristol, UK, it’s all fun and games until someone pokes their eye out.

The Prague flight was initially just delayed by disruptive passengers — mind you this was even before takeoff — and then easyJet took a further delay before cancelling the flight. The delays pushed the plane into bad weather and forced a cancellation.

According to an easyJet spokesperson their customer service was great here, since the passegners who didn’t make it to Prague had the option of taking another flight later or getting a refund. And in accordance with EU duty of care regulations “easyJet also provided hotel accommodation and meals for those passengers who required them.”

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Comments

  1. “Blokes behaving badly”, and on a flight to Prague. Sadly, the young (and not so young) Brits are well known throughout the Continent for their drunken boorish behavior. And don’t even think about being anywhere near them at a European football (soccer) match, even (especially) in a sports bar.

  2. Stag parties from Britain are notorious in Prague. If you visit Prague they stand out easily – totally and utterly out of control in areas like Wenseclas

  3. iz cowled EZ jet innit? So oy fink iz becos iz easy to get sozzled! Nafing else for les goddams to do in this realm but get legless!

  4. I’m an ex-pat Brit and I cannot fathom what is happening back in the UK. Why the drastic increase in boorish behavior? Maybe the UK should start a campaign to educate their residents about how to behave abroad, a là thé Chinese.

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