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Easyjet Passengers Erupt Into ‘cheerio’ Chant After Rowdy Couple Removed From Flight

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The flight was travelling from Glasgow to Egypt when it was forced to divert via Heraklion in Greece due to the couple’s persistent bad behaviour.

Scots EasyJet passengers chant ‘cheerio’ as couple escorted off diverted flight to Egypt

Easyjet passengers could be heard singing “cheerio” after a couple were kicked off their flight following a heated argument. The plane was travelling from Glasgow to Egypt when it was forced to divert via Heraklion in Greece due to the couple’s rowdy behaviour.

The pair got into an argument with fellow passengers after the plane had left the Scottish airport and had flown over Greece before circling back to drop the couple off.

At first passengers became disgruntled at the layover but when they saw why the plane was stopping they quickly broke out into cheers before most of the cabin launched into chants of ‘cheerio!’ and started clapping officers who escorted the couple off the flight.

Michael McLennan, a British holidaymaker told the Mirror: “It was awful. They were arguing with other passengers for half an hour before the crew stepped in.

The flight was diverted to Greece following rowdy scenes (Image: @YappApp)

Passengers quickly got their phones out to record the incident (Image: @YappApp)

“They were being verbally abusive and threatening to the cabin crew… The woman was told to sit down seven times over the tannoy as we landed but she kept getting up.”

Once they were removed from the flight, the couple were detained by Greek police before the Easyjet Airbus A320-251N then continued onto its original destination, touching down in Hurghada, Egypt at 12.24am local time.

A statement from easyJet read: “Easyjet can confirm that flight EZY3165 from Glasgow to Hurghada on April 29 diverted to Heraklion where the aircraft was met by police due to two passengers behaving disruptively onboard.

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“The flight then continued to Hurghada once the passengers were removed. Easyjet’s cabin 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 and do not tolerate disruptive behaviour onboard.

“The safety and wellbeing of passengers and crew is always Easyjet’s highest priority.”

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