Flight Attendant Conks Passenger With Wine Bottle On Delta Flight

Flight Attendant Conks Passenger on Delta Flight

Delta flight attendant smashes wine bottle over rowdy passenger’s head amid mid-flight chaos!

A Tampa Florida man reportedly attacked passengers and crew members on a Delta Airlines flight last week.

The 23-year-old man identified as Joseph Daniel Hudek IV was on a flight from Seattle to Beijing when he assaulted flight attendants and passengers.  It was then that a flight attendant conked  him over the head with two wine bottles and  zip-tied in an attempt to prevent him from opening the plane’s exit door mid-flight, according to a federal complaint.

The plane landed back at Sea-Tac Airport about 7:10 p.m. and Port of Seattle Police Department officers boarded to take Hudek into custody. He, “remained combative and non-compliant with officers throughout the process.”

He was charged Friday with interfering with a flight crew, a federal offense that carries a possible 20-year sentence and will have to pay a $250,000 fine.

UNITED AIRLINES BUMPS MORE PASSENGERS

GETTING “bumped” from a flight took on a whole new meaning on April 9th, when United Airlines summoned aviation-security officers to drag a passenger off a plane kicking and screaming—literally. The company needed to transport employees from Chicago to Louisville, Kentucky, and the flight was too full to accommodate them. After no one accepted United’s offer of $1,000 to relinquish their seat, the airline selected an already-seated traveler at random and ordered him to disembark. When he refused—he is a doctor, and said he could not change planes because he had to attend to patients—he was physically removed from the flight against his will and, despite being bloodied, managed to sneak back on before being taken off again. The entire imbroglio was captured on video and has now been seen over 19m times around the world.

Involuntary denials of boarding (IDB), as they are formally dubbed, are rarely this contentious, but are a fact of life in commercial air travel. Because a small share of passengers generally fail to turn up—often simply because their previous flight arrived late—companies usually offer a few more tickets for sale than they can actually accommodate, counting on no-shows to maximize the chances that a plane departs exactly at its full capacity. Although their finely tuned statistical models usually manage to avoid mishaps, every so often the systems underestimate the number of travelers who will turn up, forcing carriers to “bump” excess passengers to a subsequent flight. Most of the time they can find volunteers to accept financial compensation in exchange for a later arrival. When no one is willing to wait, conflict can ensue.  Read more here

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