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Passenger banned for 6 months for trying "I'm eating" trick to avoid mask wearing

Passenger banned for 6 months for trying "I'm eating" trick to avoid mask wearing

Old Feb 21, 21, 10:16 am
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Passenger banned for 6 months for trying "I'm eating" trick to avoid mask wearing

https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/...ntalla/8070246

Someone tried the "I'm eating" trick to avoid mask wearing and got a 6 month ban from AY. Good work from AY.
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Old Feb 21, 21, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by mpkz View Post
https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/...ntalla/8070246

Someone tried the "I'm eating" trick to avoid mask wearing and got a 6 month ban from AY. Good work from AY.
With some [Mod. edit] nuts he brought on the plane himself. I just wish that this would be a permanent ban.

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Old Feb 21, 21, 12:59 pm
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[Mod. edit.] So called vapaan yhteiskunnan esitaistelija. Must be proud of himself.

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Old Feb 21, 21, 1:26 pm
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Originally Posted by elventhor View Post
With some goddamn nuts he brought on the plane himself. I just wish that this would be a permanent ban.
This guy should fly SK instead since they are relaxed, as my test-the-system game back in December not only worked, it was encouraged by the FA.
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Old Feb 21, 21, 3:21 pm
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Well, everyone is willing to execute this guy without knowing what really happened.on board. Relax.
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Old Feb 21, 21, 4:43 pm
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Passenger refused to comply with crew instructions on board. He got sanctioned for insubordination. The crew performed as they should. In air, the crew is there for our safety, and not as trolley dolleys. In air, what they say is law. The only problem here is that this petty person who during a global pandemic did not follow crew orders regarding pandemic procedure didn't receive a longer ban. He had 20-30 bookings. I hope there will be no refunds. I admit, I also have been unmasked between champagne sips, but I immediately obeyed the crew orders about it.
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Old Feb 21, 21, 4:49 pm
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Well, everyone is willing to execute this guy without knowing what really happened.on board. Relax.
Even his own videos explaining the situation make him look like a tool who decided that since Finnair had no specific rule about when you can take your mask off to eat, eating nuts the entire flight is fine. The guy took this version of events public thinking that he would come out looking good. In his videos, you can hear him talking to police who ask him things like "many other passengers think you were acting unreasonably, why would they say that if you weren't?"
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Old Feb 22, 21, 12:18 am
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Originally Posted by mpkz View Post
https://www.mtvuutiset.fi/artikkeli/...ntalla/8070246

Someone tried the "I'm eating" trick to avoid mask wearing and got a 6 month ban from AY. Good work from AY.
Multi-level marketing, QAnon conspiracy spouting fool. (One look at the guy's social media presence confirms this and more.) Kudos to AY.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 12:48 am
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On the other hand such people don't deserve any attention... he must be happy every new channel featured him. Any PR is good PR.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:20 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
Well, everyone is willing to execute this guy without knowing what really happened.on board. Relax.
I did see his facebook posts and his self-recorded video where he was telling what he was doing. I think that's enough for me to draw my conclusions.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:37 am
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I saw 3 medias reporting on this. I dont visit any Facebook personal accounts and judging who was wrong and who was right on OUL flight.

Many comments on this is bottomless need to judge and throw stones without any real information.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 1:53 am
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Originally Posted by zxcv1 View Post
Passenger refused to comply with crew instructions on board. He got sanctioned for insubordination. The crew performed as they should. In air, the crew is there for our safety, and not as trolley dolleys. In air, what they say is law. The only problem here is that this petty person who during a global pandemic did not follow crew orders regarding pandemic procedure didn't receive a longer ban. He had 20-30 bookings. I hope there will be no refunds. I admit, I also have been unmasked between champagne sips, but I immediately obeyed the crew orders about it.
Agreed. The crew is in charge of everything going on so the correct course of action is to do what you are told and then complain after landing. If you have actually been violated I'm sure there are ways of pursuing justice.
Eating take away salad (the solid kind) yesterday on the way back from OUL and no problems at all. As others in the thread have already noted, that guy seems like an idiot and not in the good FT-sense.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 2:07 am
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Originally Posted by cistavoda View Post
Agreed. The crew is in charge of everything going on so the correct course of action is to do what you are told and then complain after landing. If you have actually been violated I'm sure there are ways of pursuing justice.
My thoughts exactly.

I was not on board this flight. I don't know what actually happened. But I do know that when you're on board an aircraft, you do as the crew tells you to. Anyone who flies a lot should know that.You can raise an argument after the flight if you feel like it.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 9:59 am
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Now the case is all over the Finnish media, with the tabloids making fun of him, including interviewing him with questions that aim to make him lose his temper (once again).

At least his comments after the case should be worth a permanent flight ban. He e.g. promised to get the FA fired and that in the future he will fly first class and make the FA's lick his toes.
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Old Feb 22, 21, 11:45 am
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Its amazing what people think is acceptable on planes 🤦‍♂️ I am sure he will reconsider his actions when he's on the train or driving weekly 😄😄

I did wonder if this was a drunken moment or just a plain
dum dum moment 🤣🤣
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