Jet2 flight diverted as passenger became aggressive over lack of champagne

Jet2 Boeing 737 (Image: UK Aviation Media)
Jet2 Boeing 737 (Image: UK Aviation Media)

A (LS/EXS) flight was reportedly diverted to Munich on Friday after a 70-year-old woman became aggressive and violent when she was informed that “free champagne” was not part of the service.

Videos of the pensioner have been shared on social media platform TikTok of the event which happened on a flight from Manchester to Rhodes.

According to reports, the woman started lashing out after cabin crew took away her Gin & Tonic following her aggressive behaviour and after hitting her own head on the overhead bins, hit a male crew member twice.

@megan_mellors18 Whats a holiday without a bit of drama?‍♀️ nice emergency diversion to germany #jet2 #emergencylanding #arrested #munich ♬ Oh No – Kreepa

The woman was arrested on arrival at Munich Airport and potentially faces charges of being drunk on an aircraft and assault after which the flight continued without her.

A spokesperson for Jet2 confirmed the incident saying: “We can confirm that flight LS819 from Manchester to Rhodes was diverted to Munich Airport so that a disruptive passenger could be offloaded. We would like to apologise to customers for this unforeseen delay and any inconvenience caused.

“The health and safety of our colleagues and customers remains our number one priority and, as a family friendly airline, we take a zero-tolerance approach to disruptive behaviour. We will not hesitate to vigorously pursue any costs incurred as a result of this diversion.”

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