Man And Woman Banned From Airline For Punching One Another Over A Reclining Seat
Traveling can bring out the worst in people. And a man and woman proved just that when they got into a fist fight over a reclining airplane seat.
It all started on a Jetstar flight from Phuket to Sydney when a woman reclined her seat back onto a man’s mother. Instead of asking the woman to raise her seat up, the man instead got out of his seat and hit the woman’s seat in retaliation. Passenger Scott Haywood told 3AW, “One of the passengers was distressed as a lady put her seat back on his mother. It was a night flight, so it was two or three o’clock in the morning. This other passenger got out of his seat and clipped that woman’s seat who did that to (the seat of his) mother three or four times.”
Once the male passenger clipped the woman’s seat, Mashable reports, the woman punched him in the face and in return the male passenger punched her as well. The Daily Telegraph noted that both passengers were removed from the flight once it arrived in Sydney.
In a statement to Mashable, Jetstar revealed they are banning these customers from traveling with them for life. “We don’t tolerate disruptive behaviour by passengers on our flights. We will conduct a review with a view to banning these passengers traveling with us in the future.”