EasyJet flight from Bristol to Prague was grounded by stag party, but the groom’s having none of it
The easyJet flight was grounded on Friday night with airport police calling the behaviour “disappointing”.
Prague has long been a hotspot for British stag parties on the hunt for cheap beer. There has long been criticism of the dos in the Czech capital, with a number of monuments damaged by revellers.
But the groom has hit out on Twitter, saying easyJet “overreacted”, and has threatened legal action.
Nathan Rees, a landscaper from Cardiff, tweeted: “@easyJet your cabin crew and head cabin lady need to be sacked. Made a mountain out of a mole hill on the flight to Prague yesterday evening that got cancelled. Destroyed my stag and also hundred of others trip to Prague. Legal action is been taken. Joke.”
Rees also tweeted to other passengers on the flight who had been complaining. “’No one was shouting and swearing you tool of a guy. Wind your neck in. Got no time for your opinions,” he wrote to Joe Roberts.
“If you honestly can say we deserved to get thrown off that plane well so be it,” Rees continued. “We have a number of people who are going to stand in our corner for this. One member of staff was on a power trip and caused this. A number of people took our side on this and have made a formal complaint about the staff of EasyJet. Mate get off your high horse, can’t be dealing with you this morning.”
A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Constabulary said: “A group of people were taken off the flight and one, a 32-year-old man, was later arrested for a public order offence.”
Disappointing behaviour of a few who ruined a Friday flight from #BristolAirport, not just for their mates, but for the 140+ who's flight was cancelled as a result of their follow-up actions. It's an aircraft – not a nightclub. #Respect #Families #CabinCrew #DrinkResponsibly
— ASP Bristol Airport (@ASPAirport) June 2, 2018
A statement was also released via Twitter, which said: “Disappointing behaviour of a few who ruined a Friday flight from Bristol Airport, not just for their mates, but for the 140+ who’s flight was cancelled as a result of their follow-up actions. It’s an aircraft – not a nightclub.”
A spokesperson for easyJet said: “EasyJet was required to cancel flight EZY6267 from Bristol to Prague on 1 June due to a group of passengers behaving disruptively on board which caused a delay – the flight was further delayed and then cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
“EasyJet’s crew did everything possible to minimise the disruption for our remaining passengers who have been given the option of transferring their flight free of charge or receiving a refund.
“EasyJet also provided hotel accommodation and meals for those passengers who required them.
“Our crew are trained to assess and evaluate all situations and to act quickly and appropriately to ensure that the safety of the flight and other passengers is not compromised at any time.
“Whilst such incidents are rare, we take them very seriously, do not tolerate abusive or threatening behaviour on board and always push for prosecution.
“The safety and wellbeing of our passengers and crew is easyJet’s highest priority.”