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Woman Downs Bottle of Whisky, Tries to Segregate the Plane

Woman Downs Bottle of Whisky, Tries to Segregate the Plane
Jennifer Billock

On a recent flight from Barcelona to Kiev, a drunken passenger let loose on other travelers on the plane, refusing to sit next to “foreigners” and going on a racist rampage. Other passengers called her out for her poor behavior by reporting the story on social media, including a video of the incident.

An unnamed female passenger on a recent flight from Barcelona to Kiev is currently detained by police because of a drunken racist rampage. According to reports, the passenger bought a bottle of whiskey at the duty-free shop and drank the entire thing before the flight. Once sufficiently drunk, she began a racist tirade which included trying to segregate the plane because she refused to sit by foreigners. She physically lashed out at other passengers as well. It took three crew members to restrain her.

“She decided that foreigners flying with her should not remain in the cabin any longer,” one passenger said on social media, reported by The Sun. “Just because they were foreigners.”

The story of the incident broke on social media when a passenger took a video of the woman’s rant and posted it online alongside a message: “If you provoke a dangerous situation, attack passengers, injure people around you, make them anxious—please do not think that your actions will remain unknown.”

Flight attendant Lidiya Polyanskaya, a former TV announcer, was eventually able to calm the woman down and defuse the situation.

“When the stewardess Lidiya Polyanskaya said in her professional TV presenter’s voice ‘Now you calm down!’—even I calmed down,” a passenger told The Sun.


[Image Source: Screenshot/ Salah Alzeer]

View Comments (6)


  1. Oxnardjan

    May 22, 2019 at 7:33 am

    When they quit selling booze in the Airports and have the bars outside of security some of these shenanigans might be slowed down. This is a story every day on aircraft….

  2. Flight44

    May 22, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    Typical of too many flights these days. Raise the prices. Stop the booze. Make flying pleasant.

  3. RandyN

    May 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    Someone else’s inability to keep it together should not interfere with my ability to have a drink or two before or during a flight.

    Flying, like pretty much everything else, was better before it was democratized.

    Finally, can we all agree that the crew members were incredibly patient with this mess? I would have cheered if one of them had punched her out cold.

  4. GulkanaAlaska

    May 22, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    She should have been placed in handcuffs and leg restraints and strapped into a seat in the back of the plane.

  5. weero


    May 23, 2019 at 7:01 am

    Did Ms Polyanskaya write that Sun article?

    How did she get to pose in different dresses and heavy makeup on several photos therein? And there’s even more modelling from her in the other British tabloid news;papers.

  6. nycityny

    May 23, 2019 at 9:22 am

    Who is even considered a “foreigner” on an international flight? I mean, isn’t everyone essentially a foreigner? You were either foreign at the departing airport or will be foreign upon arrival, or both if you’re from somewhere else.

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