Another Disruptive Passenger Falls Foul of the Courts

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November 23, 2018 at 20:30

Another court ruling against disruptive passenger behaviour has been handed down, after a passenger who confronted and abused other customers, and even kicked the seat of a child, was jailed at Leicester Crown Court yesterday.

Kiran Jagdev, of Leicester, displayed a continued pattern of totally unacceptable behaviour on our Tenerife to East Midlands flight in January this year. Despite the intervention of an off-duty police officer, our highly-trained crew were left with no choice other than to call for police assistance upon arrival.

Ms Jagdev was sentenced to six months in prison, with Judge Philip Head saying: “This demands a deterrent sentence so people who travel by air and get drunk will know there are consequences.”

Phil Ward, Managing Director at said: “It is very clear that drinking to excess, including the illicit consumption of duty free alcohol on the aircraft, contributed significantly to this behaviour. This is why, as a family-friendly airline flying millions of people on holiday every year, is calling for measures to better control the sale and consumption of alcohol purchased at airports.

“I would like to pay tribute to both our crew and the police for the way they handled this incident. I can assure customers that as a family-friendly airline we will not under any circumstances tolerate this behaviour, and Ms Jagdev has been banned from flying with for life.”