I guess it’s nice to see someone banned from an airline in 2020 for something other than not wearing a mask?
Video footage is going viral of what happened on an August 31 flight from Antalya to Kyiv. When Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight 6212 landed at Boryspil International Airport, one passenger was apparently quite warm.
As reported by The Sun, the woman, who was traveling with her two kids and husband, decided to open the emergency exit and walk onto the wing to “get some air,” as she felt the cabin was “too hot.” She strolled onto the wing for a moment, and then returned into the cabin.
As another passenger on the flight described the situation:
“She walked almost all the way from the tail to the emergency exit row, opened the door and went out. By that time her two children were outside the plane and standing right next to me. They were surprised, saying, ‘that’s our mum!'”
Police was called, and it was determined that the woman didn’t have any drugs or alcohol in her system, so that wasn’t the problem.
UIA has confirmed that the woman has been blacklisted from future flights:
“A passenger of flight PS6212 Antalya-Kyiv illegally opened the emergency exit of the plane after it stopped near gate 11 of terminal D and went on to its wing. The passenger was flying on a charter vacation with her husband and children. The chief pilot immediately summoned the aviation security, border service, police and medical centre of Boryspil Airport. The passenger was blacklisted for gross violation of aviation safety rules and behaviour on board.”
I think many of us could use a good airline related laugh, and this certainly provided that.
In fairness to the passenger, it’s not known whether she actually didn’t know better, or didn’t care. Obviously those of us into travel know that this completely crosses the line, though those who travel less frequently may not recognize that.
Travel has certainly become a lot more accessible over the years, but there will always be those who don’t understand what is and isn’t okay. For example, we still sometimes see cases of people throwing coins into airplane engines for good luck…