Airline Bills Passenger $100,000 For Disrupting Flight

by Chris Dong

When an airline releases a press release, usually it’s for positive news like perhaps a brand-new aircraft, a revolutionary business class, or a branded product partnership.

However, the British low-cost-airline Jet2 came out with a rather interesting press release targeted at a particular passenger. However, this was no ordinary flyer. That one passenger cost the airline over $100,000 — by causing a huge disruption that required military fighter jet intervention and an emergency landing. Now, the airline is passing on the bill to the passenger — and banning her for life.

Chloe Haines was traveling from the London Stansted to Dalaman when she had “a catalogue of aggressive, abusive and dangerous behavior,” including trying to open the aircraft door. Two military fighter jets escorted the aircraft back to London where Haines was arrested.

Miss Haines’ behavior was one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behavior that we have experienced,” Jet2.com CEO Steve Heapy said in a statement.

 

“As a family friendly airline, we take an absolutely zero tolerance approach to disruptive behavior, and we hope that this sobering incident, with its very serious consequences, provides a stark warning to others who think that they can behave in this fashion,” he added.

The press release was a clear warning to other future passengers — don’t disrupt our flights or you will pay for it. Literally.

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Shay Peleg July 20, 2019 - 6:13 pm

What a douche bag

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