Air safety is taken very seriously, and for good reason – nobody wants to be 40,000 feet in the air, locked in a pressurized tube and for something to go wrong. But just because you’ve had all your sharp objects and liquids taken off you during the security check at the airport doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods yet. There are still people who want to behave badly (including celebrities), plus many other reasons why someone might be considered a flight risk by the crew. However, there are some reasons that people cannot help, like being a baby, or being tall! Here are just some of the incredible reasons as to why some passengers are going to get escorted from their next flight.
We’ve all been on a flight where somebody’s baby is making a lot of noise. If you’ve ever been in the situation, you’ll understand why this happens – baby’s ears are very sensitive to the pressurization of the aircraft, and haven’t yet learned how to ‘pop’ their ears like us adults have, and so are stuck with the pain. Smaller children will also feel pain and anxiety while flying, and will react as most do when they’re scared: by making a lot of noise. While many of us will put our headphones on and ignore it the best we can, some airlines have taken a stricter view and have even removed the offending children (and their parent, of course) from the plane if the crying begins before take-off.
The Sky Is Not The Limit
Even people who are considered average height find it difficult to get comfortable with the leg room on modern economy flights. Imagine if you were almost seven feet tall! And if being uncomfortable wasn’t enough, you can also be threatened with removal from the plane. On a recent flight to Canada, one man was berated by crew for sticking his legs out and causing one of the flight attendants to trip. He was told that, despite being 6 foot 9 inches, he was to fold his legs into his seat space like everyone else.
Drunk And Disorderly
Alcohol has a different effect on the human body in the air than it does on the ground, so if you’re having a couple of drinks on the plane, remember that you will effectively get three times drunker than you normally would. There are also some people who probably can’t handle a drink to start with, so it’s no wonder (and great relief to the other passengers) when drunken passengers are ‘dealt with’ until the flight is over. Getting drunk on planes seems to be a pastime of many celebrities — Kate Moss has offended several times, David Hasselhoff, who has been known to board planes already drunk, and Gerard Depardieu who decided that being drunk and loud wasn’t enough, he’d also added urinating on the carpet to his list of offenses!