Police boarded an aircraft in Las Vegas after 20 men on a stag party terrorised passengers during a 10-hour flight from Manchester.
Cabin crew on the Thomas Cook Airlines flight on Wednesday were so alarmed by the group’s behaviour that police were called to meet the aircraft after it landed at Las Vegas airport.
One man has been banned from taking his return flight back to UK and the rest of the group will only be allowed on board if they agree to ‘good behaviour contracts,’ the Manchester Evening News reported
One passenger, a carer for two disabled people on the flight, described how they were forced to endure 10 hours of the group’s “disgraceful” behaviour during the long-haul flight.
The carer, who asked not to be named, said the group were drinking heavily and shouting and were “extremely abusive” to cabin crew.
“From beginning to end on the 10-hour flight they were a disgrace. They blocked aisles, spilt alcohol on other passengers, abused and threatened crew, and trashed the cabin.”
He said the men had been told early in the flight to behave, but continued their rowdy behaviour.
Thomas Cook has confirmed that one passenger has now been refused travel on the return flight.
A spokesman said this was a rare measure used for “extremely disruptive” behaviour.
All other party members signed a form promising not to be drunk on their return flight – or face being refused travel.
The spokesman added: “We’re extremely sorry to our customers who were impacted by the disruptive behaviour on this flight. Safety is our priority and we don’t tolerate disruptive behaviour on our planes.
“While such severe events are rare, our crew are well trained and handled this situation extremely professionally.”