Travel News - Two BC pax get down to business on AA and put on quite a show prior to arrest
AA, Dallas to Manchester is one "hot" route apparently. Two executive types, loaded to the gills I'd imagine, proceeded to strip and get down to business right in the BC cabin. They were charged with outraging public decency. I like theater as much as anybody, but in this case I might have opted just for the movie!!!
Oct 5, 99, 5:11 pm
From the BBC News:
Monday, October 4, 1999 Published at 08:43 GMT 09:43 UK
'Mile high' couple charged
The pair were held by police at Manchester Airport
A man and a woman have been charged by police after
allegedly carrying out a sex act in the business class
section of a transatlantic jet.
Under new laws originally brought in to tackle "air rage",
the pair are accused of conduct causing harassment,
alarm or distress.
David Machin, 40, and Amanda Holt, 37, are also
charged with outraging public decency and being drunk
on board an aircraft.
The incident is alleged to have taken place on an
American Airlines flight from Dallas to Manchester.
The pair were arrested at Manchester Airport after the
pilot of the Boeing 757 radioed ahead with complaints of
"lewd and drunken behaviour".
Dallas to Manchester in a 757???!!! Heck, I'd have gotten drunk and lewd too!
Oct 5, 99, 11:05 pm
If Commander Catcop was on that flight he would have made a citizens arrest.
I don't want a cable t-v show when I'm flying.
Now this will NEVER happen on any flights I'm on. So I'm wearing the badge.
Shame on these people!! SHAME SHAME!!! They'll probably lose their B-A miles!
If they had done this in coach they would also have been awarded a 9.5 for degree of difficulty. http://talk.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif
It brings a new dimension to In-flight entertainment
If this couple sat next to me... I would cough up a big hairball on them.
Then again, I only sit in First or Business so the chances of this are very nil.
Oct 6, 99, 9:58 pm
Premex: That must be a typo on the BBC's part. According to the AA web site, the flight uses a 767-300.
leroy - The Guardian also reported a 757 yesterday, although I am surprised a 757 has the range (DFW-MAN 4633 miles).
Catman - these happy campers were at the front of the plane, (for your viewing pleasure, as it were).
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Oct 7, 99, 7:00 am
Were you referring to their B*** *** miles http://talk.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif ?
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Oct 7, 99, 7:58 am
I witnessed a similar incident on a train from Barcelona to Nice in August of 1982.
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How did they fit a 757 on a train?
Oct 7, 99, 10:55 am
Would it be safe to say the couple was in the "Smoking" Section. . . ?
And I hear that they have both now acquired the new nickname "Randy"!
And all along we thought only United had the F R I E N D L Y Skies! http://talk.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif
Oct 7, 99, 1:10 pm
Are you sure it was on AA, it sounds like they were flying UNITED http://talk.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif
At least we're sure it wasn't on VS.
Oct 7, 99, 5:47 pm
The British press has had a field day on this story. The two spouses that were at home in England are now prisoners in their own home.
If they arrested these two people, kids who kick the seat (especially in Business Class travelling on an upgrade), and fat people who refuse to buy a 2nd seat at half price and insist on occupying part of your seat (that's theft) should also be arrested.
Oct 10, 99, 10:31 pm
Well it certainly did get a bit friendly on that flight, and well, something was definately RISING, but the reports do say it was AA. Perhaps a new marketing campaign they were working on... http://talk.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif I know, certainly shouldn't joke about this.
I feel very sorry for the poor spouses of these two executives. Not only does everyone know about their marriage probably going to divorce, but the male partner here has been terminated already, so alimony may not be coming...
Think they can get off by pleading lack of oxygen? Then perhaps blame AA for not providing enough air, and sue the airline?
... for thought
Or "former" executive! http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/frown.gif
Two British pax accused of being drunk and lewd aboard an AA flight from DFW were fined a total of $3,577 today.
Amanda Holt and David Machin plead guilty to being drunk aboard the aircraft, and prosecutors dropped a second charge of "violating public decency."
Gave 'em a "break" http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif
Here's a link:
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You don't need to read the story, just the end of the URL http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif
Apr 5, 00, 12:45 pm
Er..........just for academic and scientific purposes only, but does anyone have this nice friendly Amanda Holt's telephone number?
Apr 6, 00, 10:03 am
There were photos of the two parties in today's Vanc Sun. I must say that they must have been very intoxicated!
Isn't something very wrong here? The airline overserved their passengers, yet only the passengers are fined? The FA's should be fined too. They are specifically not supposed to overserve alcohol.
Not that I think these two lovers should have been arrested. It was a victimless crime (unless you count adultery) since none of the other passengers had to watch. They could have minded their own business if it was offensive.
However if I'd been on that flight and had a camera...
They should have flown on Vigin.
Apr 7, 00, 4:39 pm
Finally, a news story that raises British stature in my estimation http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/wink.gif
BTW, Stimpy: I've always believed that dram shop laws and liability point the finger in the wrong direction...