Passenger Misconduct

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Palmpilot, Feb 22, 2021 at 12:45 PM.

  1. Palmpilot

    Palmpilot Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,229
    Location:
    PUDBY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Richard Palm
    It cost him 50 grand, in this case:

    https://www.foxnews.com/travel/unit...ay-50g-hitting-flight-attendant-divert-alaska

    A man from California has been ordered to pay nearly $50,000 in restitution after attacking a United Airlines flight attendant last February, and forcing the Tokyo-bound plane to divert to Alaska.

    Seksan Kumtong, of North Hollywood, appeared in court earlier this week, where he was sentenced to five years’ probation and ordered to reimburse United Airlines for expenses incurred during the diversion, which included the costs of meals and lodging for the rest of the flight’s displaced passengers and crew — expenses that totaled $49,793.​
     
    WannFly and PeterNSteinmetz like this.
  2. Ghery

    Ghery Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2005
    Messages:
    10,473
    Location:
    Olympia, Washington
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Ghery Pettit
    He's lucky that all it cost him.
     
    Tantalum likes this.
  3. Zeldman

    Zeldman Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2014
    Messages:
    13,460
    Location:
    high desert NM
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Billy
    How does one attempt to shove someone and fail.??
     
    WannFly likes this.
  4. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    12,914
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    eman1200
    interesting that the article referenced "flight attendant" and "crew member" regarding the person who was struck. I'd like to know if it was a he or she flight attendant.
     
  5. murphey

    murphey Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2008
    Messages:
    10,023
    Location:
    Colorado
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    murphey
    Why does it matter?
     
    AKiss20 and Katamarino like this.
  6. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    12,914
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    eman1200
    well, it matters a lot, but more so I'm thinking of how I would have reacted if I was on the plane. two different reactions from me.
     
  7. Tarheelpilot

    Tarheelpilot En-Route

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4,633
    Location:
    North Carolina once again.
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Tarheelpilot
    If you’re a dude getting pushed around I’ll cheer you on for a while before I help. If you a lady I’ll just help. If you’re a dude that looks like a lady or a lady that looks like a dude I would be confused at first but eventually help.
     
  8. AKBill

    AKBill En-Route

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Messages:
    3,058
    Location:
    Juneau, AK
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    AKBill
    Bad move for that California guy. Wonder what his problem was. Do the courts take payments or do you have to pay the fine in one lump sum?
     
  9. Joe_B1

    Joe_B1 Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2020
    Messages:
    77
    Location:
    Near KCON
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Joe_B
    Wonder if he got on the no fly list.
     
  10. PeterNSteinmetz

    PeterNSteinmetz Pattern Altitude PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,152
    Location:
    Tempe, AZ
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PeterNSteinmetz
    Yes, interesting question what his issue was. Apparently was drunk and became belligerent when denied more alcohol.

    No one was apparently hurt; however he did say he would kill the attendant. Since he grabbed the tie of the attendant, seems like attendant was likely male.

    Restitution seems about right to me. I think he would have to pay United and probably could do a payment plan.

    He hopefully also had a court ordered evaluation for alcoholism. Definitely meets some of the screening criteria!
     
  11. sourdough44

    sourdough44 Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2011
    Messages:
    2,174
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    WI Flyer
    One really needs to be a ‘quiet drunk’ on a plane. Don’t be acting like it’s a frat party from the 80’s.
     
    a572mike likes this.
  12. a572mike

    a572mike Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2014
    Messages:
    82
    Location:
    Grand Junction, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mike
    This.
     
  13. eman1200

    eman1200 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    12,914
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    eman1200
    boooooooooooooo!
     
  14. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer En-Route

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    2,933
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoCal RV Flyer
    Extra points for the Aerosmith reference.
     
    Tarheelpilot likes this.
  15. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser! PoA Supporter

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    17,524
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Bro do you even lift
    I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest he may have difficulty starting an aviation career at this point.
     
  16. NoHeat

    NoHeat En-Route

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,129
    Location:
    Iowa City, IA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    17
    If he’s got a lot of miles on United, he might as well use them for shopping or hotels. I don’t think United will want him on board again.