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Old Jan 4, 09, 4:00 pm
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Airliner hell as 40 passengers - many drunk - 'run amok' on flight

I wasn't sure where to put this. Please move if it is in the wrong location.

This sounds just crazy.

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Airliner hell as 40 passengers - many drunk - 'run amok' on flight from Gatwick to Cuba

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More than 40 passengers ran riot on a Thomas Cook flight from London Gatwick to Cuba, with one trying to open the emergency exit in mid-flight.
On the return flight on December 30, the same group were again drunk and 17 were stopped from reboarding for the second leg of their trip at Cuba's Varadero airport.
Police met their flight at Gatwick and Thomas Cook is investigating events with a view to a possible complaint to police.
Up 40 passengers run amok on the Thomas Cook flight from Gatwick to Cuba

The passengers, thought to be from Ireland, are said to have 'run amok' on the flight to Holguin in Cuba on December 16.
They are alleged to have caused more drunken mayhem at their all-inclusive hotel in the resort of Playa Pesquero.

Dozens of fellow holidaymakers complained about their behaviour on the outward flight and at the resort.
Fellow passenger Sue Brown, of Worcester Park, Surrey, said: 'On the outward flight, they were smoking, allowing children to run up and down and ignoring all instructions from the crew.'
She added: 'One of the children thumped a passenger for no reason. I was so scared that I left my seat and sat in the galley with the crew for five hours.'
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Old Jan 4, 09, 4:12 pm
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The passengers, thought to be from Ireland, are said to have 'run amok' on the flight to Holguin in Cuba on December 16.
They are alleged to have caused more drunken mayhem at their all-inclusive hotel in the resort of Playa Pesquero.
Why am I not surprised?
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Old Jan 4, 09, 4:16 pm
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Irish people drink
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Old Jan 4, 09, 4:20 pm
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It must be true

1. It is reported in the Daily Hate
2. The crew were sitting in the galley for 5 hours
3. The unruly passengers were all welcome on the return flight

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Old Jan 4, 09, 4:24 pm
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with one trying to open the emergency exit in mid-flight.
What I don't get here is no mention of people being arrested for this act alone?
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Old Jan 4, 09, 4:29 pm
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A planeload of drunk guys to Cuba?

And here I thought stuff like this only happens on flights going to MYR.
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Originally Posted by yyznomad View Post
What I don't get here is no mention of people being arrested for this act alone?
I don't get it either. It mentions a "possible" complaint to police. That certainly seems like it should be more than a complaint.
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