The cabin crew of the Hungarian low-cost airline had an extremely messy situation to sort out last week on the Gatwick-Crete flight. A group of rowdy Brits were drinking vodka, smoking and threatening other passengers on board. The unprecedented incident ended in a fight, during which the drunk passengers even hit the pilot. Read on for more details on the latest Wizz Air scandal!
According to the witnesses, the British passengers who started the fight were in their thirties and already drunk when they boarded the plane at Gatwick. On the flight to Crete, they even had another litre of vodka, making the situation even worse. In spite of the strict ban, the young British citizens were smoking on board and insulting other passengers during the journey. Meanwhile, they even made videos about their outrageous behaviour.
However, it was only at the point of landing that things got out of control. The drunk gang went wild when they were told that the Greek police were on their way to arrest them. They started a fight and beat those who tried to interfere, including the pilot – reported by Okosutas.hu.
After the police arrived and escorted the hooligans away, all passengers and staff had to stay for questioning. Those waiting for their return flight only saw the delays increase, and eventually, the flight’s departure time had to be pushed back by 12 and then 24 hours.
According to experts, the Hungarian airline cannot be blamed for the consequences of the incident, including the long delay. However, it is questionable why the passengers, who were visibly intoxicated, were allowed on board and why they were served alcohol by the crew.
Last week, the Hungarian airline had to take responsibility for another unfortunate case. One of Wizz Air’s Paris-Budapest flights was canceled due to bad weather conditions. As a result of the unexpected storm, roughly 200 passengers were stranded at Paris-Orly Airport – reported 24.hu. In addition to the possibility of refunding or rebooking the ticket, the Hungarian airline also offered to cover the accommodation expenses of the victims or give a EUR 250 compensation. The passengers had to pick the most convenient option for them.
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Source: okosutas.hu, 24.hu
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