IT SEEMS someone was less than happy about their holiday coming to an end as Thomas Cook confirmed an abusive passenger had to be escorted off a flight by police.
The flight, which traveled from Reus in Spain to Belfast International Airport, was disrupted by a disruptive passenger who was “throwing insults about”, according to Belfast Live, who first reported the story. The man was travelling with his partner and young child.
The airport itself confirmed the incident with a statement to The Belfast Telegraph, saying: “Airport Police were called to deal with an incident on board a Thomas Cook aircraft on arrival at Belfast International Airport” on Friday 19 July.
The behaviour of the passenger disturbed all those on board, with one man, who did not wish to be named, telling Belfast Live of the passenger’s “disgusting” actions.
“He was speaking to his partner in a very derogatory way, cursing at her and throwing insults at her for everyone to hear.
“At one stage, I witnessed him hit his elbow into her ribs. She let out a yelp and he got very angry.”
The abusive behaviour continued throughout the flight, and upon landing, Belfast Police escorted the man and his family off the plane.
It is very worrying indeed that the man was comfortable being abusive towards his partner in public, leading one to wonder about his actions behind closed doors.
In a statement, Thomas Cook airways said: “The safety of our customers and crew is always our first priority, and we do not accept disruptive behaviour on board.”