This was the scene on a recent flight from Iceland to New York after one allegedly extremely unruly passenger had to be restrained with duct tape and plastic ties:
After the photo did the rounds on Facebook and Reddit, Icelandair’s vice-president of corporate communications, Gudjon Arngrimsson, confirmed that a passenger on one of their flights had to be restrained – with the help of other passengers – after he showed “dangerous behaviour”, including using threatening language and repeatedly spitting on other passengers and the flight crew.
Reddit user Mezane, who shared the photo, went further, claiming the man in question “drank an entire bottle of some duty free alcohol. Then he tried grabbing the women who were sitting next him screaming that we’re going to crash. Finally he started chocking [sic] a guy next to him and that’s when a huge crowd restrained him and tied him up. This was 2 hours into a 6 hour flight.”
The restrained passenger was taken into custody when the plane landed at JFK but no charges have been filed.
Still, that will teach him. And possibly teach all of us that it’s not a good idea to consume an entire bottle of duty-free alcohol in one go, eh?