Airline bans Scots trio over ‘abusive behaviour’
Two men have been banned from an airline following “extreme antisocial behaviour” on board a plane.
Jet2.com 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.
Jet2.com 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.”