Rowdy British stag-do removed from 'flight from hell' to Tenerife by police

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 06-06-2024
  • Tenerife
  • Photo Credit: Duncan Young
Rowdy British stag-do removed from 'flight from hell' to Tenerife by police

A British stag-do party were forcibly removed from an easyJet flight from Luton to Tenerife yesterday (Wednesday) after allegedly abusing air hostesses while drunk. The group, consisting of at least ten men, some wearing wigs, loudly proclaimed they were “going for it” and reportedly smuggled alcohol onboard.

Passengers described the flight as the “flight from hell.” Duncan Young, 56, a passenger on the four hour journey, recounted the chaos to The Independent. “The captain was aware of two stag parties on board and welcomed them with a warning to ‘behave themselves’ and respect other passengers. But they were already intoxicated. My wife and I were sitting in the front seats by the head steward, and we could hear that the group of lads had smuggled alcohol on board and were ‘going for it’ in a big way,” he said.

Despite a warning from the captain about diverting the flight due to their behaviour, the group's disruptive antics escalated. They swore, took photos of the crew, and physically prevented them from confiscating their alcohol. Two female stewards were visibly upset and near to tears.

After a meeting among the crew and the captain, the disruptive passengers’ passports were confiscated. However, this did not calm them, and they directed homophobic slurs at the crew. Upon landing in Tenerife, the National Police boarded the plane and removed at least ten passengers.

“The head steward gave over the lads’ passports and said, ‘I want the book thrown at them,’” Young continued. “The captain came out and apologised to us all, but we were all relieved to simply have made it to Tenerife.”

Praising the actions of easyJet staff, Young added, “I’ve seen it all before, and been part of many stag dos, but I’ve never seen anything like this in my life.”

An easyJet spokesperson confirmed the incident, stating that one of its flights to Tenerife on Wednesday was met by police due to a group of disruptive passengers. The spokesperson emphasised that easyJet’s cabin crew are trained to handle such situations and ensure the safety of the flight and passengers. “Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously and do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour onboard. The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always easyJet’s priority.”

Unfortunately for them, they won’t be “going for it in a big way” as in these situations disruptive passengers are sent straight back to the UK without having their holiday.