A young man is in a heap of trouble after drinking too much onboard his American Airlines flight to India and then (indirectly) urinating on his seatmate. A flight ban from AA should be the least of his concerns.
Drunk Man Urinates On Seatmate On India-Bound American Airlines Flight
The incident occurred onboard American Airlines flight 292 from New York (JFK) to New Delhi (DEL) on March 3, 2023. 21-year-old Indian national Arya Vohra is attending university in the United States was returning home to India on a school break. Onboard, he allegedly consumed too much alcohol and then urinated on his seatmate at some point in the middle of the flight.
For what it’s worth, unlike the recent incident that occurred on American Airlines, this seems to be involuntary…in the sense that he actually urinated in his pants and some of it allegedly splashed onto his male seatmate.
Furthermore, his seatmate was quite understanding after Vohra allegedly begged for forgiveness and explained that reporting the matter would place his student visa in jeopardy. But while the splashed seatmate may have been included to forgive and forget, American Airlines was not.
Flight attendants noticed that Vohra appeared drunk and in consultation with the captain, insisted upon reporting him to Indian authorities. Police met the flight and Vohra was detained.
American Airlines initially issued a very general statement concerning the flight:
“American Airlines flight 292 with service from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) was met by local law enforcement upon arrival in DEL due to a disruptive customer. The flight landed safely at 9:50 pm.”
But in a later statement as part of its formal complaint, AA confirmed it had canceled his return flight:
“We along with CISF officer (at Delhi’s IGI airport) disembarked passenger from aircraft who was still is in intoxicated condition. On basis of above we would be cancelling his travelling his return and future travel on our flight.”
Vohra not only faces potential legal jeopardy and may lose his visa to return to the USA to continue his study.
Over and over we hear the familiar formula of too much alcohol + confined space on an airplane = bad behavior onboard. While I don’t wish harm on Vohra, if he really did consume so much that he was still dunk upon arrival in Delhi more than 14 hours later, I do question whether he should be welcomed back to the USA to continue his studies. Perhaps he does not have the temperament…