Via USA Today:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – A first-class passenger became so disruptive after drinking five glasses of wine that a flight from New York to Shanghai had to be diverted to Anchorage, according to charging documents.
Charging documents, which include information from FBI agents’ interviews with crew and other passengers, say Auerbach, 47, drank five glasses of wine within the first 90 minutes of the 7,100 mile trip from Detroit to Shanghai. The documents say she began walking up and down the aisle, yelling profanities and climbing on seats. Passengers told the FBI she also sneaked drinks out of the galley when the crew wasn’t watching.
A flight attendant asked her to return to her seat, A1, five times and she declined, the charging documents say.
Auerbach was issued a written notice notifying her that she had refused an order from the flight crew regarding safety. The documents say she then hit the attendant with the notice, approached the flight attendant and demanded off the flight.
And the worst part?
Two children traveling with Auerbach were allowed to continue to Shanghai on the condition their father would pick them up at the airport.
Definitely one of the more painful articles I’ve had to read, not just in terms of the ridiculousness of the story, but “first class on Delta,” seat “A1,” and “a flight from New York to Shanghai” (when it was really from Detroit).