New Delhi (Sputnik): In a video which has gone viral on social media, an apparently inebriated passenger of Irish origin is seen hurling abuses at the crew of an Air India passenger flight, reportedly for being denied more alcohol.
"The drunk woman created quite the scene on an Air India international flight recently when the crew decided not to serve her more alcohol. She was recorded on video claiming that she was an international lawyer and is seen clearly spitting at the pilot," Amitabh Choudhary, an aviation writer in Delhi told Sputnik.
While the unladylike behaviour was completely unwarranted and punishable, the restraint and calm demeanour exhibited by the crew in handling the situation was exemplary. Air India has officially refused to comment or laud the crew for its professionalism. The woman is said to have been arrested soon after the flight landed, he added.
#WATCH An Irish national on board Air India London-Mumbai flight verbally abuses the crew after she was refused more wine. The incident took place on November 10. (Note: Strong language) pic.twitter.com/bdZWico5Qq— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2018
Many Twitter users have demanded that the passenger be put on the ‘no fly list'.
Drunk Irish woman abuses, spits at Air India crew after being denied alcohol. Some of her words — "I am a f**king international lawyer." "Rich Indian f**king money grabbing b**tard." "You f**king stupid c**t." Will India put her on a no fly list? Or let her go for being a gori?— Manish K Tyagi (@KnottyCommander) November 14, 2018
Irish lady behaves in such an abusive, racist way with @airindiain crew for being refused extra drinks. Very decent AI crew behaviour. Arrested on landing. Wonder if she should have been controlled onboard with handcuffs. @JitiBhargava @Mohan_Rngnathan pic.twitter.com/kSTDmGOEm5
— Tarun Shukla (@shukla_tarun) November 13, 2018
Irish women drunk on Air India Flight: I am Surprised that the Cabin Crew did not Physically Restrain this Pissed-Drunk International Criminal Lawyer and Restrict her to her Seat when she started this Drunken Rampaging Act? Only because she is European? https://t.co/8wcrWFN301
— Major Mathews Thekkedath (@MajorMathews) November 14, 2018
Why Air India Staff Listen to abuses from this beggar Irish or English Lady? Just Handcuff her & tie to seat as per International aviation rules: @airindiain @British_Airways @AerLingus @VirginAtlantic @MEAIndia
— Telengana (@TelguBidda) November 14, 2018