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Don't end up like this guy.   Flying as much as I do, I've seen a few people arrested before takeoff or after landing, and whole bunch more get awful close to it.  I've never seen one anything like that, though.
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For years now, I have carried plastic cable ties for odd repairs and such.  I have thought about using them in these sorts of occasions.  Not had to yet.

On a side note, I would think that binding his hands and feet, then buckling him into the seat and taping over the seat belt release would have done the job.  In fact, I bet one could find volunteers to sit across the aisle from him to insure he stayed put.  :)  It is a long flight from Iceland to NY, so I do not fault anyone for  not putting up with his sort.


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Zeke is probably right, but the tape over his mouth was a nice touch, and probably appreciated by his fellow passengers.  
Made me laugh.


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Flying as much as I do, I've seen a few people arrested before takeoff or after landing, and whole bunch more get awful close to it.  I've never seen one anything like that, though.

I've been on hundreds and hundreds of flights -- and never once witnessed even a raised voice from anyone!  Sigh...   :D

But back to topic... how humiliating for an adult to be tied up like that.  Some people just cannot handle alcohol...


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Zeke is probably right, but the tape over his mouth was a nice touch, and probably appreciated by his fellow passengers.  
Made me laugh.

Taping over his mouth is only funny until he pukes and drowns.

So, all near him would need to be attentive.  Not saying he didn't need to be quieted.  


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Zeke is probably right, but the tape over his mouth was a nice touch, and probably appreciated by his fellow passengers.  
Made me laugh.

Where is the like button? Great use of duct tape!
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Well, I can certainly see how someone might require a few pills and some booze to calm their anxiety for a flight...sounds like this guy went a bit too far!

The best flights are the ones into Vegas...usually like a party bus in the air!  And depending on what time you leave, the departure flights are also usually pretty interesting - people either party up to departure time or are severely hungover!


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An ejection port would have come in handy....

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Taping over his mouth is only funny until he pukes and drowns.

So, all near him would need to be attentive.  Not saying he didn't need to be quieted.

Yes, I thought the mouth tape was too risky.  Even if he doesn't puke, it's too easy for insufficient nasal air flow, a panic attack, or some other event to suffocate him.

I'd even be concerned about the effects of binding his limbs for too long.

However, I can well imagine the need to shut somebody up.
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That was my first thought.  If he had died it would have been much worse.  

Though maybe he normally has to pay extra for that level of humiliation so this may have been the best flight of his life.
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The photo of this guy is on the front page of MSN right now.   Humiliation for sure!

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The photo of this guy is on the front page of MSN right now.   Humiliation for sure!

It was on the TV news tonight, too, only they blurred out his face. It will take a while to live this down.
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Don't be that guy.   :laugh:
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Too much to drink huh....... I hope he didn't have to pee.
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That looked like pretty classy duct tape
I'm going to the store now


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It's ironic that I carry handcuffs most of the time that I'm duty, at least flex ties.  Because of airline security this would have been one place where I likely wouldn't have had them.

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No worries, Jim, per the article:  "a spokesman for the airline confirmed the incident to Icelandic media, adding that plastic ties and tape are standard on board flights to help in such situations.".

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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

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That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.
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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

I think absolute zero is still absolute in the context of a closed system.  These states are only possible using large infusions of energy to maintain the metastable states.  The larger the "negative" temperature attributable to the heat energy of the metastable matter, the more external energy is needed to maintain it.

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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

He retired in 89' so perhaps its more a commentary on the world becoming less civil.

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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

I think absolute zero is still absolute in the context of a closed system.  These states are only possible using large infusions of energy to maintain the metastable states.  The larger the "negative" temperature attributable to the heat energy of the metastable matter, the more external energy is needed to maintain it.

Have another!

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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

I think absolute zero is still absolute in the context of a closed system.  These states are only possible using large infusions of energy to maintain the metastable states.  The larger the "negative" temperature attributable to the heat energy of the metastable matter, the more external energy is needed to maintain it.

Have another!

I think RanD was affected by the altitude.  Or maybe it was the cold.
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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

I think absolute zero is still absolute in the context of a closed system.  These states are only possible using large infusions of energy to maintain the metastable states.  The larger the "negative" temperature attributable to the heat energy of the metastable matter, the more external energy is needed to maintain it.

Well, at least you plagiarized from a smart person.
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IIRC, in my father's 33 year airline career he had to kick someone off the plane a total of two times...

That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

BL, who you flying for?

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That's a good record.  I wish I was that lucky.

BL, who you flying for?

I'm just a frequent business passenger.  My neighborhood is popular with flight crews, though, since it's a reasonably-priced area within commuting distance of EWR.

I fly mostly on Continental/United.
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Obviously I misunderstood. Thanks for clearing that up.

The several counties surrounding NYC in NJ/NY and CT have always been loaded with airline people for sure...


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I had one flight where my wife and i were sitting along with this guy who was drunk and belligerent. What does the flight attendant do to try to keep him calm? Offer him more booze.

My wife and I switched seats to put me next to this clown which made him calm down slightly. After a while I told the FA that it wasn't a very good idea and asked what the policy was on this. She stammered a bit nervously and couldn't get away from us fast enough so I took it into my own hands. I grabbed his drink, dumped it on the floor and told him if he were to move or speak for the rest of the flight, I would use my elbow to remove every last tooth in his mouth and relocate his nose for him.

I don't think they really knew what to do in that situation.
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I had one flight where my wife and i were sitting along with this guy who was drunk and belligerent. What does the flight attendant do to try to keep him calm? Offer him more booze.

My wife and I switched seats to put me next to this clown which made him calm down slightly. After a while I told the FA that it wasn't a very good idea and asked what the policy was on this. She stammered a bit nervously and couldn't get away from us fast enough so I took it into my own hands. I grabbed his drink, dumped it on the floor and told him if he were to move or speak for the rest of the flight, I would use my elbow to remove every last tooth in his mouth and relocate his nose for him.

I don't think they really knew what to do in that situation.

I like it!

Have to say, I find it hard to believe a FA on a major carrier would have acted that way... but I've been wrong before.


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My wife and I coming back from Mexico several times have had people be drunk and obnoxious but nothing this bad. Although I would have loved to do that to some of the ones we had on our flights.
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