This is just pathetic. Video footage has surfaced of an “international criminal lawyer” and “barrister” losing it on an Air India flight from Mumbai to London after the crew refused to give her “a wee bottle of wine.” This incident occurred on AI131 on November 10, 2018.
Apparently the crew didn’t understand just how important she was, and the urgency of the situation. “If I say boycott Air India, done.”
Also, apparently the crew should be indebted to her because she’s working “for your people,” yet the only people she talks about providing international criminal legal services for is the “f*cking Palestinian people” (her words, not mine).
Here’s the video footage, in which the lady yells more than 40 obscenities in less than four minutes:
Here’s what apparently happened, according to A Fly Guy’s Cabin Crew Lounge:
The passenger is said to have been drinking large amounts of red wine and smoking in the toilet before she was denied another drink. She then threatened to push over the dessert trolley before taking her rage out on the cabin crew after being issued a formal warning by the captain.
The report also claims the business class passenger came to the galley, spat in the face of a crew member and twisted her arm causing injury.
The passenger was arrested once the plane landed into Heathrow.
While we only see a four minute clip here, I have to give huge credit to the crew for defusing the situation. Some might say they were being passive, but it seems like it was best to just not engage with her and let her go on her tirade, because I imagine any other solution would have only escalated the situation and led to more injuries.