TRAVEL TALES

Business Traveller (Asia-Pacific) - - UP­FRONT -

CRIME SCENE AVI­A­TION

A Hawai­ian Air­lines flight from Oakland to Maui had to re­turn to its de­par­ture gate af­ter a 15-year-old girl ac­ci­den­tally “air­dropped” a photo of a fake crime scene fea­tur­ing a mur­dered man­nequin to other pas­sen­gers. The girl had in­tended to send the photo to her mother as a joke, but mis­tak­enly shared it with 15 peo­ple, who thought they were be­ing threat­ened.

TIED DOWN

A drunk pas­sen­ger on board a Garuda In­done­sia flight from Bali to Perth had to be phys­i­cally strapped to his seat af­ter get­ting into a mas­sive row with his sim­i­larly in­tox­i­cated girl­friend, re­sult­ing in the flight be­ing di­verted to Port Head­land in Western Aus­tralia.

EX­PLO­SIVE CHARGE

A wo­man was ar­rested at Indira Gandhi In­ter­na­tional Air­port af­ter she caused a ruckus when asked to re­move a power bank from her check-in lug­gage. In a fit of fury, the wo­man threw the power bank at a wall, which ex­ploded on im­pact.

BREAK­ING THE SEAL

In Au­gust a 50-year-old Ja­panese busi­ness class pas­sen­ger, fly­ing from Chicago to Tokyo with ANA, was wo­ken by an Amer­i­can pas­sen­ger uri­nat­ing on him. The man claimed he was drunk and didn’t re­mem­ber the in­ci­dent af­ter con­sum­ing four glasses of cham­pagne and a sin­gle sake. He was de­tained by cabin crew and ar­rested upon land­ing in Ja­pan.

LAW AND DIS­OR­DER

Two on-duty fed­eral air mar­shals were re­moved from a plane and hand­cuffed upon their ar­rival at Min­neapo­lis-St Paul af­ter one flashed his gun to a flight at­ten­dant, who mis­took him for a reg­u­lar pas­sen­ger and re­ported him.

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