7 ways to get thrown off a flight

7 ways to get thrown off a flight

SINGAPORE - A Chinese couple and their friends were booted from an AirAsia flight after one of them threw hot water on a stewardess.

The woman, who was travelling with her boyfriend on the Bangkok-Nanjing flight last Thursday, was unhappy that they were made to sit apart. After swopping seats with other passengers so they could sit together, they continued to complain. The woman then ordered a cup noodle, and threw the hot water at a stewardess.

Witnesses said the man threatened to blow up the plane, and the woman told other passengers she wanted to commit suicide, the Nanfang Insider blog reported. The plane turned back, and the couple and two of their friends were asked to get off.

They are not the first to be evicted from a plane. We look at other passengers who were given the boot for reasons ranging from the outrageous to the bizarre:

1. Smuggle a really big pet onboard

In this case, a passenger was thrown off the plane for literally hogging space.

A woman and her pet pig were evicted from a US Airways flight in Connecticut because other passengers complained, the New York Post reported on Nov 28.

What looked like a "a dark-coloured duffle bag" draped over her shoulder turned out to be a 30kg pot-bellied pig.

Other passengers complained that the pig took up too much room, and was stinking up the plane. The woman had brought the curly-tailed pet aboard as an "emotional support animal", the airline said.

2. Get really drunk, and threaten to kill people

Briton Mohammed Khelya drank from a bottle of duty-free vodka, and quarrelled with his wife - while they were flying to Cuba for their honeymoon on a Thomas Cook flight, the Daily Mail reported on Nov 25.

Hours into the flight, his wife changed seats to get away from him.

When a crew member turned down his request to see her, the 22-year-old threatened to kill the cabin crew and passengers.

When they handcuffed him, he spat at other passengers. He was so disruptive that the flight was diverted to Bermuda and police escorted him off the plane- while his wife continued on to Cuba without him.

It is not known if Khelya is still married, but he was fined for his unruly behaviour.

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