So many incidents of disruptive or violent passengers, which took place in the Uk in 2017.
This is an increase of no less than 231 events, if you look at the years from 2012 to 2016, where an average of 'just' was 186 incidents per year.
It shows a study by the consumer organization Which?, based on statistics from the british aviation authority the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It writes the Daily Mail.
And there is so much difference in how great the risk of to be a witness to violent or disruptive passengers depending on which airline you are flying with.
Thus has nothing less than every six Ryanair-passenger (17 percent) experienced being on a plane with a disruptive passenger in the course of 2017.
Thomas Cook and TUI takes second and third place on the unfortunate list, as respectively 15 and 14 percent of their customers have experienced disruptive events in 2017, while EasyJet lands in fourth place with 13 percent.
According to the survey, every tenth air passenger indicated that they have been witnesses to the incidents with disruptive passengers, who either have spoken, been full or the like.
the Which? among other things, been in contact with a holidaymaker, who has been witness to a furious hitchhiker, who was 'tackled to the ground' by a police officer, because the person became angry when flight attendants refused to serve more alcohol.
another passenger reports that a group of travelers on their way to a bachelorette party went completely crazy, and that several of them, among other things, tried to set fire to the aircraft seat.
the Association points out in the study, it is troubling that airlines are apparently unable to deal with the disruptive passengers, which generates particular problems, when they have drunk alcohol.
- the Airlines have recognized that there is a problem, but the approach of some of the airlines, which often encourages cabin crew to sell much alcohol at paying commissions, do not live up to the expectation, says Which?.
EasyJet has stated that they believe that it should be a crime to take duty free alcohol on flights while Ryanair have previously stated that the calls for tighter rules for serving alcohol in airports.
the Which? points out, however, in spite of this in their report, that an EasyJet-the flight attendant has told you that EasyJet staff are rewarded for selling a lot of alcohol, while Ryanair previously has tweetet a picture with a stangstiv young traveller in order to sell more tickets.
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the CAA says to the Daily Mail, they calling for tighter sentences for the passengers, who break the law on board the aircraft.
- People should be able to fly without being concerned about whether their trip will be ruined by the disruptive passengers, who have been given a too much inboard, says travel editor Rory Boeland from Which? and continues:
- the Airlines should take more responsibility to prevent people from drinking too much alcohol.
the Daily Mail has contacted Ryanair, who is not turned back on the media's request. It has Thomas Cook, however, says the following:
- We would like all our customers have a safe and relaxing journey with us. Disruptive passengers can ruin a flight for other passengers and can cause major problems for our employees. We recognise the airlines ' responsibility to reduce this kind of behavior, and our employees are trained to spot travelers who have been too much, and to stop serving alcohol to them.
the TUI is also turned back on the Daily Mails comments and says the following:
This research represents a small part of the six million customers who fly with us each year. Although incidents with disruptive passengers are rare, we will continue to cooperate with the rest of the aviation industry in order to help solve the problem.
EasyJet denies that the rewards cabin crew, that sells a lot of alcohol and says the following to the Daily Mail:
- most incidents with disruptive passengers is caused by that the traveller has drunk too much alcohol before they get on board the plane.
You can see the whole list of the airlines with the most disruptive passengers including:
These airlines have the worst passengers
Ryanair - 17 percent
Thomas Cook - 15 percent
Tui - 14 percent
EasyJet - 13 percent
Jet2 - 11 percent
the Emirates 8 percent
Virgin - 8 percent
BA - 7 percent
Flybe - 5 percent
Norwegian - 5 percent
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