Drunk passenger’s disgusting act

 

 

Flying has a special way of bringing out the very worst in people, from the rude and the unruly to the just plain disgusting.

And just when we thought we'd seen it all on planes, these unfortunate travellers managed to set the bar even lower.

Lucky for long-suffering passengers like you and me, a new global treaty governing international air travel may help stamp out the bad behaviour of others.

The Montreal Protocol 2014 comes into effect on January 1, which means passengers who act up on flights will be prosecuted for their mile-high crimes in the country in which the plane lands. This means some mid-air misdemeanours could land people in jail.

Prior to this, disruptive passengers were dealt with by the country in which the aircraft was registered, which was a less effective system. The International Air Transport Association estimated some 60 per cent of mid-air offences went unpunished due to issues over legal jurisdiction.

So, as we look forward to a safer and calmer era in the cabin, here are some of the worst offenders from 2019 we hope very much to never fly with again.

THIS WOMAN WHO CLEARLY ISN'T A FAN OF KIDS

 

The passenger lashed out at other flyers and, at one point, spat at someone. Picture: Twitter/@BigOShow
The passenger lashed out at other flyers and, at one point, spat at someone. Picture: Twitter/@BigOShow

A drunk woman was kicked off a Las Vegas flight in February after she spat at passengers and refused to sit next to a "f***ing three-year-old" on the plane.

Valerie Gonzalez, 32, was aboard JetBlue's flight from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, when she realised she was seated next to a child and quickly burst into a rage.

"I'm not sitting next to a f***ing three-year-old, I've been drinking all day," she said.

After more outrageous behaviour, during which she turned on other passengers, security escorted Gonzalez off the plane.

She was arrested at the airport and was charged with battery.

 

WHOEVER LEFT BEHIND THIS MESS

 

 

A group of passengers were branded "savages" by social media users in November after they left a plane littered with rubbish.

Plastic cups, half-eaten salads, magazines, soft-drink cans and a shoe were just some of the things left strewn on the floor, as seen in a video shared on Instagram.

"I'd ban them from flying again! Can't imagine what their house looks like," one person commented.

Another simply said: "F***ing savages."

THIS JETSTAR PASSENGER

 

 

In May, a man was filmed allegedly attacking Australian Federal Police officers on a Jetstar flight.

The man, 26, was on the flight from Sydney to Melbourne but was escorted off the plane before takeoff after he was allegedly disruptive and abusive towards staff on the plane.

He refused to leave the flight when asked and was later charged with assault after allegedly injuring two AFP officers who were trying to remove him from the plane. He was later charged to face court.

THE OWNER OF THESE FEET

 

A far from ideal situation. Picture: Reddit
A far from ideal situation. Picture: Reddit

 

A plane passenger was horrified after spotting a stranger's dirty feet on her headrest in November.

The rude passenger put his feet just above her head during the flight.

The image, posted on a forum on Reddit, shows a woman frowning at the camera.

"This is the one thing I am most worried about before getting on a plane," the woman said.

… AND THIS FOOT

 

Don't mind the baby. Picture: Passengershaming.com
Don't mind the baby. Picture: Passengershaming.com

 

 

And in another disgusting incident involving feet, a passenger was shamed online after putting one of theirs close to a baby's head.

Passengershaming shared the image and asked its followers: "Thoughts on a random bare foot peeking through your seat and almost touching your baby's head?"

Not surprisingly, the vast majority of commenters were upset by the image.

"Dude would be missing toes if his foot was that close to my baby's face," one said.

 

THE WOMAN WHO DID THIS

 

Chloe Haines was charged over an alleged air rage outburst on a Jet2 flight from London to Dalaman, Turkey.
Chloe Haines was charged over an alleged air rage outburst on a Jet2 flight from London to Dalaman, Turkey.

 

Dramatic footage emerged in July of a woman who allegedly stormed the cockpit of a Jet2 flight yelling "I'll kill you all".

British woman Chloe Haines, 25, had to be restrained by fellow passengers and crew after the reported rant just 45 minutes into the flight from London's Stansted Airport.

She was later fined $150,000 by the airline for her antics, and was recently seen crying outside court as she faced charges of assault by beating and recklessly or negligently acting in a manner likely to endanger an aircraft or person in an aircraft.

 

THE OWNER OF THESE UNDIES

 

 

In June, British woman Rebecca Naish boarded her Virgin Atlantic flight to Las Vegas and found her seat. Then she saw something the previous passenger seemed to have left behind.

"There was a black pair of lacy pants on my chair. Only on a flight to Vegas would you find that," she said.

"The man next to me was horrified."

It wasn't clear who the knickers belonged to, although it was most likely a previous passenger.

"(A flight attendant) finally came over, so I showed her and explained," Ms Naish continued.

"She then just picked them up, barehanded, and took them away and apologised."

 

AND THE OWNER OF THESE SOCKS

 

That's one way to do the laundry. Picture: Passengershaming.com
That's one way to do the laundry. Picture: Passengershaming.com

 

Gross or ingenious? In October, a passenger stunned social media after a photo was shared of him drying his socks from the plane window.

In the photo, the anonymous man's two white are wedged under the window shutter.

The image was sarcastically captioned: "Me doing my laundry on the way to LA this weekend! #MULTI-TASKING."

One person commented: "I can just imagine the stinky cheese smell from the wet disgusting socks."

Another added: "What is wrong with these people??"

THE GUY WHO PRETENDED TO BE A PILOT

 

 

He allegedly pretended to be a pilot for the flight perks.
He allegedly pretended to be a pilot for the flight perks.

 

A passenger was arrested at Delhi Airport in November for pretending to be a pilot to snag a free flight.

The man wore a Lufthansa pilot's uniform and carried a fake identity card as he boarded a flight with AirAsia.

The airline checked in with Lufthansa, which confirmed the man was not one of its pilots.

It wasn't the first time the man had attempted the stunt - reminiscent of the 2002 film Catch Me If You Can starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks - in order to score flight perks.

 

THE PEOPLE BEHIND THESE HORRIFIC STORIES

Here are a couple of stories from 2019 strictly not for the faint-hearted.

In May, a photo emerged of a passenger's leg injury so disgusting news.com.au decided to censor it.

Then in September, a woman's foot blister burst on an American Airlines flight, splattering a neighbouring passenger with her blood.

Truly traumatising stuff.

 

 


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