Brawl in the air on Scoot

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  1. RooFlyer

    RooFlyer Enthusiast

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    There was discussion recently on a thread about the use of handcuffs/cable ties ... well, they got a use on a recent flight on Scoot. Sounds really nasty.

    Scoot flight from Gold Coast to Singapore forced to land in Sydney due to passenger disruption

    Probably payewalled, so:



     
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  2. AisleSeat

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  3. Denali

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    And to think, most AFFers miss out on seeing this stuff as its further back in the cabin.
     
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  4. Dr Ralph

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    Not much of a 'brawl'.
     
  5. eric2011

    eric2011 Established Member

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    Why would it over-fly BNE and OOL and go to SYD. AFP are stationed at these airports
     
  6. dajop

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    It seems the flight didn’t continue after reaching SYD (crew hours?) and pax were offloaded at SYD and transferred to the evening Scoot flight or one of the SQ flights. It looks like plan was to return to OOL, but maybe someone made the decision that pax would be better accommodated on alternative flights at SYD ?
     
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  7. RooFlyer

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    I assume your being factious. Did you see the continuation of the brawl in the video posted by AisleSeat, from about 1:15? Else, what would you 'like' to see in a fistfight in an aircraft to call it 'much of a brawl'? More than 3 guys throwing punches? Knuckle-dusters or knives? People being hit over the head with bottles?
     
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  8. Denali

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    Pfft. To some, thats Christmas
     
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  9. moa999

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    From reports the flight was already 3 hrs delayed (which likely caused the alcohol consumption), so I suspect the crew may have been out of hours if they returned to OOL.

    Returning to SYD they were able to switch pax to the afternoon and evening SQ and TR flights, minimising delays for passengers.

    Suggestions that the pax in question was visibly intoxicated on boarding and should have been denied
     
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    #10 Rugby, Jan 22, 2019
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    Note to self: pack mouthguard in carry on for next LCC flight.
     
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  11. Dr Ralph

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    Walking stick and a knife appear relevant criteria according to the Illawarra Mercury :)

    Albion Park all-in brawl captured on video
     
  12. Gold Member

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    Flight originated from Gold Coast. Need I say more?
     
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  13. snabbu

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    When I heard the report on the news this morning it went like this...
    "Cable ties used to subdue a man after a brawl erupted on an airplane. The flight departed the Gold Coast..."
    Wow who would have guessed? :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Quickstatus

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    AFP not taking the matter further.
     
  15. Dr Ralph

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    Saw the same report.

    Something clearly not being told about what happened.
     
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  16. Gold Member

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    Pfft, the reprimanded was probably GC Police Force or BFFs with someone high up.

    The video clearly shows assault (among other crimes) for which the protagonists should be charged.
     
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  17. Pushka

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    It did look like there were two people fighting in the first clip. I wonder if ....
     
  18. Dr Ralph

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    #18 Dr Ralph, Jan 22, 2019
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    Not necessarily.

    Several plausible explanations:

    1) Consensual
    2) Provocation
    3) Mental illness

    As I said, clearly something not being said at this point.

    But, from the general public's point of view, with further information not being released or available, Scoot have just sent a very clear message that you can do whatever you like without fear of any prosecution.
     
  19. Quickstatus

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    Maybe I t’s because the AFP saw it as an altercation which in the end comes down to hearsay between fighting parties. Likely Scoot didn’t want to make a complaint as well?. Scoot would have said that at no time were passengers in danger. Hence it’s dversion to Sydney.

    Alternatively maybe mental issues.

    AFP has bigger issues to deal with.
     
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  20. Gold Member

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    Scoot staff did absolutely nothing as evidenced on Video, other than watch on in fear. It only takes one coward punch to kill someone. And here I was thinking (in fact told by all airlines every flight) that the FAs we’re responsible for our safety, first and foremost.

    TR isn’t taking it further because they failed their basic duty to manage aircraft safety and may face legal/financial claims from those involved or even spectators disrupted by the flight change. It all comes down to $ for LCCs. And you get what you pay for, generally speaking.
     
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