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Old 28th Feb 2016, 08:25
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Stag party causes Ryanair diversion

Stag party causes Ryanair diversion - BBC News

Six British members of a stag party on a Ryanair flight were arrested for allegedly drunken behaviour which forced an unscheduled landing in Berlin, police there say.

The men were flying from London Luton to the Slovak capital Bratislava.
The groom was among those detained for endangering security when the flight landed at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport. They were later released, but could face fines of up to 25,000 (20,000) and a possible civil damages suit.


The group of 12 from Southampton were among 170 passengers on the Ryanair flight on Friday evening. As six of the party, including the groom, became drunk, they ignored crew instructions, a Berlin police statement said. When refused further alcohol, they became aggressive and one member of the group undressed, according to German press reports.


The pilot decided to make an unscheduled landing at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, where the six men, aged between 25 and 28, were taken into police custody, but later released. The remaining 164 passengers, including the six members of the stag party who were not involved in the incident, were able to continue their journey to Bratislava.
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Beer In = Wit Out.. I sincerely hope O`Leary sues them for the cost of the diversion...
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When I first read this, I hoped the German authorities would throw a whole library of books at them, but it says they were released. What's going on?
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What's going on?
The coppers claiming it took place outside their jurisdiction. Which, legally, might make perfect sense - I'm not a lawyer. My bet is they're already on their way to Bratislava, courtesy of the next LCC willing to take their money.
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The authorities should have tattooed "DO NOT FLY" on their foreheads and then let them find their own way home.

Or am I just being grumpy this morning?
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Crusify them if they got drunk from alcohol they brought with them.
Crusify Ryanair if they were allowed on board drunk, or if they were served too much alcohol on board.
A place serving alcohol on the ground could loose their license if they sell alcohol to drunk people.
The same should apply to airlines.
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The BBC News article has now been updated to say that the six were charged by German police and subsequently released.

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i too hope Ryanair sue them. Idiots like this do not deserve to fly.
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That's good news. Iy would suggest they will need to return, at their own cost, to Germany for the court case. Is the the case, or did the offence take place on Irish territory, but in German airspace? Can the Germans pass it on to the Irish courts? Could they end up with a criminal case in one country and then a civil damages case in Ireland?
Escaping out of Berlin back to UK would not be cheap. I wonder what kind of 'stag night' the others had in Bratislava without a groom.
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More booze for the rest, and probably more fun with the girls...
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As a fairly regular traveller what does worry me is the blind eyes turned regularly by the gate staff to those not fit to travel through drink..Ok fair do`s most of the staff are female and almost always the drunks are built like Will Carling.That doesn`t excuse the handling Companies from their responsibilities though.

Last time out of LPL, it was the despatcher who stopped one drunk from boarding, at the bottom of the steps. Gate staff had let him through

These incidents will continue until Airlines get more demanding with their agents.....oh hang on, er, how much more will that cost?????
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i too hope Ryanair sue them. Idiots like this do not deserve to fly.
I doubt the airline has a case since they aided and abetted the booze per hour
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Passengers - soft drinks make them hyper. Give them something to eat and they go into anaphylactic shock. Alcohol will most likely result in a diversion. Reclining seats just don't give them any. A side effect of their own pills is lewd acts. A bit of turbulence and they will snap because of air travel anxiety. A hard landing and they will sue you. Always remember to smile, thank them for flying with you and let them believe you hope to see them again soon.
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Had a same incident with another budget airline at Alicante last August the orange one? Flight down big ruck stag party police waiting for flight at gate as the police officer mentioned until they stop selling the booze which is part of the airlines revenue just going to carry on
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Crusify them if they got drunk from alcohol they brought with them.
Crusify Ryanair if they were allowed on board drunk, or if they were served too much alcohol on board.
A place serving alcohol on the ground could loose their license if they sell alcohol to drunk people.
The same should apply to airlines.
The problem for staff at the airport and crew is that it is very hard to spot stag parties as they often travel in disguise. I took this photo on Friday afternoon on the day of the alleged incident at Luton. As can be seen it is almost impossible to tell whether these passengers are on a potential stag weekend or are traveling to a new Priory. Apparently the group in question boarded the aircraft drunk at Luton

Alexander Koller, a passenger on the flight, criticised the men, Ryanair staff and the German police. He told MailOnline: "The passengers were a disgrace.The fact that they were allowed to board at all after making a huge nuisance of themselves in the departure hall at Luton and being so drunk that some were struggling to stand, was an even bigger disgrace."

"It was a total failure by Ryanair's ground staff at the gate and by the cabin crew who should have spotted them. This was not hard given that they were extremely loud and obnoxious whilst boarding and finding their seats."

"This was potentially a very dangerous situation, and the operation in Berlin was pathetic, proceeding without any plan."

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If those arrested are banned from flying in future (at least by the particular LoCo), yet are required to attend court (in Berlin), will they have to travel by ferry/overland? - or will they grace another LoCo with their presence?
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Isn't BER just a little out of the way for a LTN-BTS flight? Perhaps I should rephrase as a question. How is a diversion airport chosen in cases like this?

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Lotus 1...

until they stop selling the booze which is part of the airlines revenue just going to carry on
Agree to an extent, but you would not believe the number of people who bring 1l bottles of vodka onto the aircraft - eve just for a short hop down to the Balearics. The Airport has a responsibility here. We do our best to stop it, but it is common to retrieve empty 1l bottles on the turnaround...
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who bring 1l bottles of vodka onto the aircraft - but it is common to retrieve empty 1l bottles on the turnaround...


Especially as the 1L bottle is one of Highland Spring smelling strongly of vodka.

And't don't forget the coke bottle full of red wine, or the lemon fanta = white wine.
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Bars selling alcohol 24/7 at the airport, bars selling alcohol 24/7 in the departure lounge, duty-free shops selling cut price alcohol in the departure lounge, cabin crew pushing alcohol-laden trolleys up and down the aisle during the flight.

Shock and outrage that some people get drunk.


Short of misting it throughout the plane via the air conditioning, I can't think of anything else they could do to get any more alcohol into the passengers.
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