July 21, 2004

The Rambunctious Skies

Two crew members on a domestic Aeroflot flight beat up a passenger who had complained that the flight attendants were drunk, airline spokeswoman Irina Dannenberg said.

Reverse air rage on Russia flight

Passengers, please do not mess with the inebriated air crew. They are quite violent in this state. Remain in your seats. It is for your own protection. Thank you.

Posted by James at July 21, 2004 4:08 PM
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Passengers on planes should be beaten up more often. Especially those in first class.

Pilots and flight attendants need to drink on the job, so they can be relaxed incase of an emergency - they don't want to create panic by freaking out. It makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Derek at July 21, 2004 5:17 PM

I've always felt that staff members are always more cooperative after a restorative beverage or two. "Lube your liver" is a motto to live by.

Seriously, though--what a frightening story! Being captive on a plane with lunatics beating you must've been a nightmare!

Posted by: Patti M. at July 21, 2004 5:39 PM

It's a pub brawl with wings.

Posted by: James at July 21, 2004 6:06 PM

Alas, this particular fight crew, oops I mean flight crew, did not sound relaxed at all. Obviously, they stopped drinking too early.

Posted by: Julie at July 21, 2004 6:50 PM

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