A Jet2 flight from Tenerife to Newcastle was forced to divert to Shannon Airport in Ireland due to an intoxicated passenger who was becoming increasingly aggressive toward cabin crew on the flight.
The cabin crew felt it was necessary to divert to Ireland to offload the 42 year old aggressive lady passenger for their own safety and the safety of other passengers on the flight.
Jet2 have a zero tolerance policy in place so it’s no surprise that last year 50 passengers were handed a lifetime ban and 500 people were prevented from traveling with them.
The disruptive passenger was arrested when the plane touched down in Shannon Airport and was released later without charge although the police have sent her file, to the Director of Public Prosecutions to decide if any further action is to be taken although this was little consolation to the other 160 passengers that were facing a two hour delay.
Jet2 are looking at bringing in tougher guidelines to possibly start perusing passengers through the courts when they force an aircraft to divert due to un-social behaviour, to enforce a £3,500 fine for compensation.