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.”
— Nick Falconer (@ASP4179) June 2, 2018
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.
Disappointing behaviour of a few who ruined a Friday flight from #BristolAirport, not just for their mates, but for the 140+ who's flight was cancelled as a result of their follow-up actions. It's an aircraft – not a nightclub. #Respect #Families #CabinCrew #DrinkResponsibly
— ASP Bristol Airport (@ASPAirport) June 2, 2018
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.”