Air­line bans Scots trio over ‘abu­sive be­hav­iour’

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - NEWS -

Two men have been banned from an air­line fol­low­ing “ex­treme an­ti­so­cial be­hav­iour” on board a plane. is pur­su­ing fur­ther ac­tion with the Turk­ish author­i­ties and po­lice in Scot­land against the men fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent on a flight from Glas­gow to Dala­man in Tur­key last week.

The air­line banned a third pas­sen­ger for six months and de­nied all three ac­cess to their re­turn flight.

Paul Strain, Kevin Brady and Claire Mar­shall al­legedly be­came abu­sive to­wards cabin crew af­ter they were re­fused drinks on the flight to Dala­man on July 13.

The air­line claims the two men con­tin­ued to use ob­scene lan­guage de­spite warn­ings from the crew. also al­leges that Mr Brady made “vul­gar sex­ual ges­tures”, spat in the face of a crew mem­ber and was seen steal­ing wine from the bar. He re­fused to wear his seat­belt, re­move his ear­phones and turn off his mo­bile phone dur­ing the plane’s de­scent, the air­line claims.

All three pas­sen­gers were es­corted off the air­craft by the cap­tain and met by Turk­ish po­lice.

Phil Ward, the air­line’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “Ag­gres­sive be­hav­iour will not be tol­er­ated. Fam­i­lies and friends trav­el­ling on any air­line should have an en­joy­able time from the mo­ment­they step on to the air­craft.

“These are clear ex­am­ples of why we need a na­tional shared data­base of pas­sen­gers that have been banned for dis­rup­tive be­hav­iour for the air­lines to tackle the­grow­ing­prob­lem to­gether.”

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