Attempt to open door during flight, DL MCO-BOS, May 10, 2011

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  1. MSPeconomist
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    Cable news channels are reporting that a man tried to open an aircraft door during a MCO-BOS Delta flight last night, May 10, 2011. Other passengers speculated that he was drunk The suspect was arrested upon arrival.
     
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    Alright where is the link that says "Open an aircraft door in-flight, receive 10,000 bonus miles"
    There must be some promotion going with all this 'door opening' occuring lately!
     
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    More information: An off-duty cop helped FAs to subdue the unruly passenger.
     
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    This is going to lead to the banning of alcohol in-flight... watch.

    Half the time it's people that can't handle the sauce starting a mess onboard. And someone is gonna make the argument that the FAs are too busy to monitor everybody to cut them off -- not to mention alcohol sales onboard are a huge cash cow for the airlines.
     
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    Are you assuming the problem was alcohol served on board? People drink to excess in airports too, and some before going to the airport. On most flights it would be hard to get sufficient service to get really drunk even if one wanted to.
     
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    You make a good point... but I'll make the argument that you can't bring your alcohol with you to the airport -- lest the TSA "protect" the people onboard by confiscating it, so maybe you're buying stuff at duty free or a bar or whatever.

    Nevertheless, I think most gate agents are probably smart enough to realize that someone might be "drunk enough" at the gate and deny them boarding, otherwise they would not be able to comply with the instructions from the FAs once onboard.

    But it's a tricky business anyway... even if he was drunk at the airport, nobody's going to stop selling alcohol there because that's an even bigger cash cow. But we all know drunk people -- or the really smart ones that mix excessive alcohol and medications -- can turn a normal flight into an adventure. :)
     
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    Please, the idiot never would have been able to open it.. the pressure differential would ensure that.

    On a more lighthearted note. I am sure the pax was FURIATED because it was the pilot scanning BP's or some other BS trivial reason.
     
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    Nah, it was probably some annoying person who says things like you do...:rolleyes:
     

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