Drunk American threatens to stab BA staff on flight
Of all the 'rages', air rage is the most understandable. For a kick-off, you've got the stress of hurtling through the sky in a metal penis with wings which, if it crashes, will almost certainly see you dying in a fireball hell.
Add to this, the screaming children, your ears turning inside-out at the air pressure, the overpriced tat being forced down your throat, people's smelly feet, the lack of leg room, the hell of having been stuck in an airport prior to boarding, people x-raying your genitals in security, those stupid announcements, stag and hen do's whooping at your while you weep at the turbulence... and worst of all, the grinning, patronising cabin crew who offer you scratchcards while ignoring your complaints about the tall-man behind you with his knees in your spine.
So it isn't surprising at all that a drunk American businessman has been charged with assault after allegedly threatening to stab British Airways staff during a bout of air rage at 30,000 feet on a flight to Britain.
Poor ol' Tim Bradley snapped and began to hurl abuse at fellow passengers and spat at crew after he was refused more booze on the flight to Heathrow. Apparently, Tim got hammered on wine and beer before being refused more burp pop, which of course, saw him flaring up brandishing a bit of glass “ready to attack crew”.
An eye-witness says: "He was shouting at customers and crew, swearing, stumbling about the cabin. His swearing got louder and he was swearing at the manager of the crew. He pushed him in the galley and wanted to know why he was refused more wine."
"When he got back to his seat I could see him holding the broken glass in his hand. He was saying to people around him, 'Why have I f******* been picked? I'll stab the pilots if they want.'"
He was of course, arrested on the tarmac after Flight 288 landed and was charged with being drunk on an aircraft and common assault.