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RandySF

(61,308 posts)
Thu Dec 29, 2016, 10:51 PM Dec 2016

Passenger: Bathroom denial preceded couple's outburst during MSP flight

A defiant couple disrupted a Delta flight Wednesday evening soon after it left the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport for Los Angeles, and the upheaval sent the airliner back to MSP, where the man and woman were led off by police as fellow passengers jeered them.

Flight 2565 left about 6:20 p.m. only to show up back at the Twin Cities airport at 7:35 p.m., said MSP spokesman Patrick Hogan.

Delta spokesman Ashton Morrow added that the couple “became aggressive and created a disruption in the cabin.”

Neither spokesman was able to reveal what got the man and woman riled up in the first place, but a passenger who shot video of the episode said the woman wanted to use the bathroom but was being ordered back to her seat.


http://m.startribune.com/disruption-during-delta-flight-sends-plane-back-to-msp-couple-arrested/408597955/

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Passenger: Bathroom denial preceded couple's outburst during MSP flight (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2016 OP
It is annoying when flight attendants do that. Renew Deal Dec 2016 #1
I assume you are being sarcastic. If you hit the ceiling due to a sudden drop, it hurts. Stay in.. CurtEastPoint Dec 2016 #3
Being serious Renew Deal Dec 2016 #4
Lol! That's their JOB! cwydro Dec 2016 #9
You can't be serious? titaniumsalute Dec 2016 #10
Apparently being annoyed is against the rules too Renew Deal Dec 2016 #11
Most adults know to use the bathroom before they board if necessary. cwydro Dec 2016 #12
Good to know what the healthy people think. Renew Deal Dec 2016 #14
Your oppression is palpable. LanternWaste Dec 2016 #13
Yes, I know. Renew Deal Dec 2016 #15
The lovely combative couple: CurtEastPoint Dec 2016 #2
Wonder if they were wanting to join the "Mile High Club"? nt Laffy Kat Dec 2016 #5
Alcohol was involved. madinmaryland Dec 2016 #6
If a plane has to divert for an unruly passenger, they should be allowed to bill them for fuel. Johnathan146 Dec 2016 #7
Fine them big time. Crew over-hours, fuel, and horrible inconvenience LuckyLib Dec 2016 #8

CurtEastPoint

(18,754 posts)
3. I assume you are being sarcastic. If you hit the ceiling due to a sudden drop, it hurts. Stay in..
Thu Dec 29, 2016, 11:02 PM
Dec 2016

your seat, just like they tell you.

Renew Deal

(81,948 posts)
4. Being serious
Thu Dec 29, 2016, 11:06 PM
Dec 2016

It's annoying when you have to go to the bathroom and the flight attendants don't allow it. I'm not saying they're wrong to disallow it and the passenger should wait a few more minutes. It's even more annoying when the flight attendants are walking around while telling people to sit down.

titaniumsalute

(4,742 posts)
10. You can't be serious?
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 08:40 AM
Dec 2016

I have flown ad nauseum for 17 years due to work. First off it is both FAA and most airline's policy that you stay seated until the seatbelt sign is off. You encounter most turbulence while ascending and descending moving through various layers of winds/gusts at different altitudes. Turbulence can come and go without any warning.

You know it only takes one idiot to hit the ceiling and then sue the airline for $100 million. Plus during reviews I know for a fact that a flight attendant can be suspended or even fired for not trying to enforce the rules and policies.

A. If you don't like the policies...then don't fly. B. Try to keep in mind more than just yourself.

 

cwydro

(51,308 posts)
12. Most adults know to use the bathroom before they board if necessary.
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 09:30 AM
Dec 2016

Therefore, no need for annoyance.

 

LanternWaste

(37,748 posts)
13. Your oppression is palpable.
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 09:30 AM
Dec 2016

Your oppression is palpable and being taken with all seriousness, I assure you.

 

Johnathan146

(141 posts)
7. If a plane has to divert for an unruly passenger, they should be allowed to bill them for fuel.
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 12:04 AM
Dec 2016

Probably more 7k pounds of fuel wasted. Good thing it was a short flight, so I highly doubt they would have dumped any fuel.

LuckyLib

(6,829 posts)
8. Fine them big time. Crew over-hours, fuel, and horrible inconvenience
Fri Dec 30, 2016, 01:10 AM
Dec 2016

for passengers. There were passengers who missed connecting flights to Australia. I would be frosted!

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