Copious amounts of alcohol, tight spaces, and the celebration of a male about to be wed, can be a bad combination. A group of six British men celebrating a stag party, while on a Ryanair flight to Bratislava, had to be forcibly kicked off their flight, according to BBC News on Feb 28.
The group of men, ages 25-28 years old, began to act unruly after being refused more alcohol on the flight. They refused to obey any of the flight staff. One of them was reported to have begun stripping off his cloths. This behavior continued until the pilot was forced to divert the plane to Berlin. Once there, six of the twelve members of the stag party were removed and detained by local authorities. This caused the flight to be more than two hours late.
These men could now face steep fines of up to $27,000 dollars each, as well as civil penalties for their actions. The airline might also pursue damages to recoup costs for the unplanned landing. A spokesperson for Ryanair, speaking with the Guardian stated, “We will not tolerate unruly or disruptive behavior at any time and the safety and comfort of our customers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority. This is now a matter for local police.”
This isn’t the first time alcohol in the sky has led to aggressive behavior. It happens so often flight attendants go through training on how to handle these situations. Typically, aggressive behavior that potentially endangers fellow passengers is what gets people escorted off flights by police, but it’s just one of the many ways people have gotten kicked off of planes. Check out some of the more ridiculous reasons here.