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In Brief: Six Unruly Flyers Receive Lifetime Bans After Drinking, Smoking & Touching Flight Attendants

In Brief: Six Unruly Flyers Receive Lifetime Bans After Drinking, Smoking & Touching Flight Attendants
Jesse Tabit

Monarch Airlines Flight 908 at SOF (Photo: Twitter via Chris Casey "@chriscasey123")

Six passengers received lifetime bans from Monarch Airlines following their intoxicated shenanigans on a recent flight to Turkey. Pilots of Flight 908 elected to divert the Boeing 737 to Sofia Airport (SOF) after the rowdy passengers began touching female flight attendants and smoking in the lavatories, all while drinking alcohol they’d brought onboard with them at Birmingham Airport (BHX).

The unruly travelers were apprehended by police upon landing in the Bulgarian capital. The flight resumed its journey to Dalaman Airport (DLM) after a two hour delay.

For more information on this story, visit Birmingham Mail.

Updated 06/08/15 — An earlier version of this story erroneously used the airport code BHM instead of BHX.

View Comments (4)


  1. pgiyer

    June 6, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Most of these intoxicated obnoxious passengers in European incidents appear to be British. Britain should consider a move similar to what China did, punishing these “ambassadors” of its culture.

  2. nmh1204

    June 6, 2015 at 11:47 am

    I didn’t know BHM did flights out of America. I think you mean BHX

  3. Indelaware

    June 7, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    A little reciprocity is in order: other airlines should ban these idiots who have been banned by Monarch. If they want to travel somewhere they should walk or row a boat!

  4. irishguy28

    June 8, 2015 at 2:45 am

    BHM airport is in Alabama, USA.

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