Should Violent Passengers be Banned from Flying?


A drunken passenger on board a Scoot flight from the Gold Coast to Singapore had to be restrained by other passengers when he became violent. Less than 2 hours into the flight the pilot decided to turn the plane around so the passenger could be dealt with by the authorities. No charges have been laid and it’s likely the violent passenger will eventually hop on another flight. Do you think people with a history of violent and anti social behaviour on planes should face a ban or barred from flying for a certain period of time? What do you think LiveTribers?

Posted by on 22 Jan 2019

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    Narelle

    Yes, make them walk lol

    Posted by Narelle on 02 Apr 2019

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    Shayamalie

    Yes, for the safety of other passengers.

    Posted by Shayamalie on 16 Feb 2019

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    Carmen

    They shouldn't serve alcohol on planes or at airports and than people can't get drunk and violent

    Posted by Carmen on 11 Feb 2019

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    musicveg

    I think every case needs to be judged separately, they may not need a lifetime ban if they got their act together but certainly need to be banned for a good amount of time so they can sort out their problems of violence and learn how it is triggered so they can prevent it. And yes maybe we need to drug test and alcohol test those that have been violent on a plane to see if that is what triggered it and then make sure they are tested before they fly again..

    Posted by musicveg on 29 Jan 2019

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    Heather

    I think they should be tested for drug or alcohole before they are aloud to fly kind regards Heather

    Posted by Heather on 27 Jan 2019

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    annray

    Yes I agree they should be banned for flying for a certain period of time.Other passengers do not need to put up with passengers that are violent,noisy or rude.

    Posted by annray on 24 Jan 2019

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    Marilyn

    Yes they should be banded. They are a danger to other passengers. Why should a person not take responsibility for their actions. That is what is wrong with our society, we allow this to happen.

    Posted by Marilyn on 24 Jan 2019

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    Chrysler

    They should not be allowed on planes.People go on planes to relax, look forward to where they are going,an they dont need a drunk causeing trouble ,Band them.

    Posted by Chrysler on 24 Jan 2019

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    Likeable

    Well said.

    Posted by Likeable on 01 Feb 2019

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    Wendy

    Definitely! Anyone under the influence can become unpredictable and cause harm to others, or make traveling uncomfortable. It's unfair others pay to have a terrible flight due to someone else's actions.

    Posted by Wendy on 24 Jan 2019

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    prod001

    For sure... I don’t want to have my travel experience ruined by an idiot

    Posted by prod001 on 24 Jan 2019

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    Selina

    Of course they should be banned, so many lives could be lost due to their actions. I can't stand to have them as passengers in a vehicle on the ground, let alone high in the air, can't just pull over and let them off. They should be Barred from flying.

    Posted by Selina on 23 Jan 2019

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    Likeable

    This was well put.

    Posted by Likeable on 01 Feb 2019

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    debz

    Yes they are a big risk

    Posted by debz on 23 Jan 2019

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    Kylie

    Most certainly. We do not pay our money to be inconvenienced by antisocial people

    Posted by Kylie on 23 Jan 2019

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    James

    How was he allowed to board????

    Posted by James on 23 Jan 2019

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    Margaret

    Yes definitely

    Posted by Margaret on 23 Jan 2019

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    Reg.

    Ban them indefinitely.

    Posted by Reg. on 23 Jan 2019

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    Trutie Frutie

    Yes most defectively

    Posted by Trutie Frutie on 23 Jan 2019

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    Who? Me?

    Most defectively???? I agree he as defective, definitely.

    Posted by Who? Me? on 27 Jan 2019

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    Katherine

    Yes, definitely banned from flying, and probably other modes of public transport if necessary, for a period of time. They should also be made to do some form of volunteer work during this time and be made to attend anger management classes.

    Posted by Katherine on 23 Jan 2019

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    Betty

    Definitely they are endangering everyone's lives. They shouldn't be allowed on the plane in the first place if they are noticeably drunk. Betty.

    Posted by Betty on 23 Jan 2019

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    Mr. Banana

    A five year ban. Second offence, a lifetime ban. No exceptions.

    Posted by Mr. Banana on 23 Jan 2019

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    Shona

    Yes they should have a ban for a period

    Posted by Shona on 23 Jan 2019

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    Kimmba

    Yes they should be banned

    Posted by Kimmba on 23 Jan 2019

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    Ben

    I think if there is any history with in the last 6- to 12 months (depending on the cause and sivirity of the incident) there should be a period where they are not able to fly . People can learn and change from there mistakes so there for I think they should be allowed again but after a period of time where no anti social behaviour has occurred

    Posted by Ben on 23 Jan 2019

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    David

    Yes they should if you did that anywhere else you would

    Posted by David on 23 Jan 2019

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    Likeable

    Yes they should.  On planes there are usually children and families.  They do not want to witness this.  There is enough going on from where they come from and most are just going on holidays to enjoy.

    Posted by Likeable on 23 Jan 2019

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    Gandalf1

    Of course they should !! They should also enforce the responsible serving of alcohol at airports just as they are supposed to do in hotels and clubs. The security gate staff for the airlines should also be more "on the game" to stop alcohol affected passengers boarding the flights as well. Perhaps they should even think about the no alcohol being available at airports as well ?? Aussies are or have a pretty bad reputation for being drinkers already when overseas at places like overrated Bali etc., and I'm not surprised as it, alcohol, is so freely available wherever you go and look both here and overseas. I can't help but shudder when I hear or see the news about someone being bashed or killed because of alcohol involvement and all because someone looked at them the wrong way, laughed at something that the drunken idiot thought was about him or her. Isn't it time we took this seriously and stop making alcohol so readily available?

    Posted by Gandalf1 on 23 Jan 2019

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    Likeable

    Well said. You are definitely right Australian's are known for being drinkers. I agree totally with what you are saying. They should not allow alcohol affected passengers to board the plane.

    Posted by Likeable on 01 Feb 2019

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    Gandalf1

    Oh and as a footnote, should alcohol be available on flights, trains etc as well?

    Posted by Gandalf1 on 23 Jan 2019

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    fixing

    Yes of course

    Posted by fixing on 23 Jan 2019

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    Leonid

    Yes for set period . If it happens on a subsequent trip , banned for life or a very lengthy period at the very least

    Posted by Leonid on 23 Jan 2019

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    Trap

    eh/ Do you mean banned ?

    Posted by Trap on 23 Jan 2019

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    Trap

    eh ? Do you mean banned ?

    Posted by Trap on 23 Jan 2019

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    Miss

    They should be charged & fined! Undergo a year ban & if they continue to offend violently completely ban!

    Posted by Miss on 23 Jan 2019

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    Miss

    Of course they should be charged & banned!

    Posted by Miss on 23 Jan 2019

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    girly

    definately for the safety of crew and passengers

    Posted by girly on 23 Jan 2019

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    Nathan

    Of course they should be banned...who wouldn't agree? Its people that have issues as such will always be a threat to society. Not just on flights,it can be on any public transport or where there are civilians around minding their own business. It is behaviors like this that can create panic and further chaos. Imagine if the plane was facing turbulence or was having a rather rare chance of a safe flight, and the first sight of trouble coming their way, along with this persons actions added on to it and the response everyone on that plane might have, and even the children who has absolutely know idea what's going on. Now wouldn't that be a travel!!

    Posted by Nathan on 22 Jan 2019

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    Likeable

    Yes this is correct with all you have said.

    Posted by Likeable on 01 Feb 2019

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    Allan

    They should be banned .as they to much of a risk to other passengers

    Posted by Allan on 22 Jan 2019

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    Brian

    I am sick and tired of reading about how some inbred Australians going to that piece of garbage bali, or somewhere like it behave like the insects they were born as. They just need to be stamped on.

    Posted by Brian on 22 Jan 2019

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    Barry

    Yes they should be banned for life on all airlines. as long as WE don't get stuck with them.

    Posted by Barry on 22 Jan 2019

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    Lynette

    Yes they should

    Posted by Lynette on 22 Jan 2019

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    Kevin

    I think violent passengers should be banned for a time decided by those who organise the punishment.

    Posted by Kevin on 22 Jan 2019

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    Kevin

    I think violent passengers should be banned from flying as they are a danger to civilised people's safety and well-being.

    Posted by Kevin on 22 Jan 2019

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    kelly

    yes they should. no one wants to be at 30 000 feet with someone going nuts on board in a confined space

    Posted by kelly on 22 Jan 2019

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    viki

    I think that drunk passangers should not be on board, nor any alcoholic drinks must be served. Many problems have happened in the past associated with drinking alcohol and agressive behaviour.

    Posted by viki on 22 Jan 2019

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    viki

    I think that people with history of violance should be banned as this problem would have been worse.

    Posted by viki on 22 Jan 2019

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    David

    If violent passengers were banned from flying, it might make them more self-controlled. ban them, and let the decent passengers get on with their lives in peace

    Posted by David on 22 Jan 2019

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    phonebox

    never fly again 12 m0nths in jail

    Posted by phonebox on 22 Jan 2019

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    littleblackbird

    12 month ban and a record kept so if it happens again a total ban can be made or, the passenger needs to pay for a row of seats for themselves so they are apart from others.

    Posted by littleblackbird on 22 Jan 2019

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    derek

    Ban them for 12 months

    Posted by derek on 22 Jan 2019

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    nanny niece

    Definitely yes for the safety and comfort for all on board

    Posted by nanny niece on 22 Jan 2019

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    JadeSimpson

    Absolutely

    Posted by JadeSimpson on 22 Jan 2019

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    algemyone

    Flying is scary enough without having to cope with this kind of behaviour (or screaming babies...)

    Posted by algemyone on 22 Jan 2019

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    tassiegirl

    I have flown many times. Once some years ago, a violent man had to be restrained by the female flight attendants. I watched this and the flight attendants were very professional at Qantas. When the flight ended, I could see that there were 6 federal police to take him off the plane. They put him in hand and leg restraints and made him lay down on the seat. Initially he appeared confused. He was asked to sit down and he refused to do so. He then started shouting and kicking. The other passengers were uneasy with his behaviour. These people should be charged and banned from flying with the airline. This type of behaviour is not okay.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 22 Jan 2019

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    Likeable

    Well said. They should I feel have a total ban with any airline.

    Posted by Likeable on 01 Feb 2019

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    Rebecca

    Yes..plain and simple

    Posted by Rebecca on 22 Jan 2019

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    spearchucka

    They definitely should be banned from all transport until they take an anger management course and a report from the person in charge of the course states they are fit to go on a 12 month probation period to be readdressed ,if they don’t reach the requirements they have a banning for life

    Posted by spearchucka on 22 Jan 2019

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    The

    They should be banned from Flying for others's safety

    Posted by The on 22 Jan 2019

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    wiso3

    yes they should learn from their mistakes, and really make an effort they are pn board with other passengers and everybody excluding this person thinks he has the right to forego his responsibility in behaving a couple of drinks is ok..

    Posted by wiso3 on 22 Jan 2019

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    damien

    Since this idiot wilfully chose to drink excessively and in turn become a danger to himself and others on the plane, he should have the heaviest law book thrown at him, and yes he does need to be banned from ever flying again.

    Posted by damien on 22 Jan 2019

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    Iggy's mum

    Yes, life time ban. Violent passengers are a danger to passengers and crew and could cause a mid air disaster. If people were made accountable for their actions then it would them think twice.

    Posted by Iggy's mum on 22 Jan 2019

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    Oka

    Yes.Because being involved in fighting in an aircraft could make other people at unease and could make the captain upset and loose control. THANKS DAVID.

    Posted by Oka on 22 Jan 2019

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    Malcolm

    yes they should be banned and thrown in jail for 6 months

    Posted by Malcolm on 22 Jan 2019

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    marli

    I thought you were going to write 'thrown out of the plane!'.

    Posted by marli on 23 Jan 2019

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    Pierina

    yes of course - the airline cannot afford to put the lives of other passengers at risk because of one idiot.

    Posted by Pierina on 22 Jan 2019

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    Abe

    Man should be thrown to the wolves for putting so many lives at risk. A.G

    Posted by Abe on 22 Jan 2019

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