A first class passenger on American Airlines became so upset over the service levels and meal choices on his flight to Miami that he repeatedly demanded to speak to the captain then attacked two flight attendants when told to remain seated, including pinning one to the cockpit door.
Enraged That The Only First Class Meal Choices Were Vegetarian, Man Shoves One Flight American Airlines Flight Attendant, Pins Another To Cockpit Door
Robert David Croizat was flying on American Airlines flight 1192 in first class from Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI) to Miami, Florida (MIA). Onboard, Croizat was informed that only vegetarian meals were available. This made him irate and the exchange wtih the flight attendant over his lunch made him even more upset. Incensed that the male flight attendant was “rude” (even though he admitted he had already been served two alcoholic beverages before lunch), he demanded to speak to the captain.
He then stood up, as if to approach the cockpit (although there is no indication he actually attempted to breach it) and was told by multiple flight attendants to sit down. He refused to sit down, then began pushing a flight attendant. Shortly thereafter, he pinned another flight attendant to the cockpit door. With the assistance of other passengers, he was restrained and a beverage cart was placed in the front of the galley, blocking his access to the flight deck.
Oh yes, and that also blocked everyone’s access to the forward lavatory, forcing first class passengers to walk to the rear of the plane to use the loo.
Croizat continued to complain while seated. Police met the aircraft in Miami and arrested Croizat. He now faces charges of assault and interference with a flight crew member.
View From the Wing notes that when he was let out on bail, he asked to leave Miami because he found the hotels too expensive there. Croizat is a retired British hedge fund manager…
I’ve heard of vegetarians getting upset over only being offered meat options, but this is the first time I’ve seen a carnivore lose it over a vegetarian meal choice.
Dude, it’s just an airline meal. Next time, bring a back-up just in case. That’s what I do. That’s what most seasoned travelers do.
And he should be thankful he didn’t get the pastrami sandwich…
But more importantly, he had the audacity to complain about poor service when he was offered drink refills before lunch was even served? I’d be pinching myself to see if I was really on American Airlines…
image: American Airlines