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Passenger attempts to open plane exit door mid flight!

Passenger attempts to open plane exit door mid flight!

Sep 13th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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I was my first air flight and on the way to Hawaii when two drunken Downs Syndrome teens started arguing with each other. This was one of the old party flights and the champagne was flowing freely. They kept filling their glasses and I could tell it would lead to trouble.

Sure enough the crew settled down to laugh and gossip in their little galley and the teens got into a physical fight. The girl jumped up and said she was "leaving", hmmm.

She tried to open the doors and to my amazement the people on her side of the plane just sat there. I jumped up and told the crew and they talked her back into her seat where she fell asleep or worse.

I think this was when my fear of flying started......
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Sep 13th, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Not just the mentally ill. A lot of problems are caused by people who drink to much - either because that's just what they do normally - or to control fear of flying.

Usually they are just incredibly annoying - but there have been a couple of instances of them assaulting FAs or trying to get into the cockpit.

I blame the airlines for this. You can tell if someone has been drinking when they get on - and they should get no more - and certainly not be served way too many in flight.
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Sep 13th, 2006, 07:36 PM
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On our flight to Italy, we were quasi-complaining to the flight attendant about how it's a bummer that drinks are no longer free in coach. She said that the flight attendants love it because there are fewer drunk people.
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Sep 13th, 2006, 08:22 PM
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what a moron! i'm glad he got clobbered.
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Sep 13th, 2006, 09:19 PM
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David Letterman just told about this incident on his show. As he said, thank goodness the snakes stopped him from opening the door.
Sep 13th, 2006, 09:26 PM
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Mama said knock you OUT!
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