Air rage granny to pay $18,245 to Qantas

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.margaretrivermail.com.au...ge-granny-to-pay-18245-to-qantas/2580710.aspx

    A grandmother who punched a passenger in the face during a drunken air rage incident on a Qantas flight to New Zealand has avoided jail, but will have to compensate the airline for its costs in turning the flight around.

    Frances Macaskill, 58, was fined $3500 and sentenced to four months jail suspended for two years.
    Magistrate Luisa Bazzani said Macaskill's behaviour had been "appalling" and some passengers on board the plane would have felt particularly vulnerable.

    Ms Bazzani said if she reoffended, she could expect to be jailed.
    The magistrate granted a request from Qantas for restitution from Macaskill of $18,245, the cost to the airline for the flight having to return to Melbourne because of the grandmother's drunken behaviour.

    Macaskill, from Perth, had pleaded guilty in the Melbourne Magistrates Court to one charge of offensive and disorderly behaviour on board an aircraft and one charge of assault over the air rage incident.

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    .......and what a granny it is! Never boring!;)...........but costly!:eek:
     
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    Would be interesting if there were tapes showing her behaviour before she boarded as it says she was observed drinking before boarding. Wonder how tanked she was? As this is her second time with similar events, should it be 3 strikes and she goes on a no fly list?
     
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    Two incidents and she should be on the no-fly list. Apparently she has not learned anything.
    Some people don’t let a flight interrupt their daily drinking rituals.
     
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    If I made the rules, it would be one incident and you go on the no-fly list.
     
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    If I made the rules, I'd also make her compensate the other passengers for the delay.
     
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    Ms Bazzani said if Macaskill lived in Victoria she would have recommended she be assessed and treated for alcohol abuse.

    Ok last I heard WA was a part of Australia so why can't a Victorian court make the recommendation that a WA resident have this treatment?
     

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