When you typically hear about airline brawls, you might envision a young guy who had too much to drink and is mouthing off to the airline crew.
Or perhaps you think about a pair of seatmates who can’t seem to agree who gets the armrest.
But the latest airline fight didn’t include passengers – but two pilots going at it – and just wait until you hear the details.
These days, we know flying can be stressful for everyone.
And while Proud American Traveler has long reported on passengers behaving badly – like the knife-wielding cocaine addict, or the gross habits of passengers – a new trend of pilots and flight attendants acting out has emerged.
Who could forget the story of the pilot and flight attendant who got into a brawl resulting in a missing tooth and a broken arm…
… or the pilot who was too drunk to fly and ended up being removed from the cockpit?
And of course, there was the off-duty flight attendant who had to be taken down after they hijacked the intercom and told all passengers to put on their oxygen masks and take a seat.
While airlines are quick to blame passengers for airline scuffles and chaos – perhaps they should make sure their own crew is behaving appropriately!
And in the latest occasion of pilots behaving badly it appears two pilots couldn’t settle their differences – and actually got into a physical brawl with each other… mid-flight.
It got so bad – airline staff had to enter the cockpit to break up the fight.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo reported:
“According to a report leaked by the French daily newspaper La Tribune, cabin crew heard the pilots fighting through the cockpit door and had to enter the flight deck to separate the two.
One of the flight attendants then remained on the flight deck for the remainder of the flight to prevent the pilots from fighting again.”
Apparently, the pilots are suspended as an investigation is ongoing to determine what happened.
You know the airline industry is under duress when even pilots can’t hold it together!
But what do airlines expect when they treat their staff poorly?
After gutting their staff – and realizing they didn’t have enough bodies to function – they resorted to asking for “volunteers” – including asking pilots to volunteer their time to clean loyalty lounges.
So as you board your next flight ready to look for the latest case of a passenger behaving badly – remember to be on the lookout for flight attendants and pilots too!
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