- The Irish woman was travelling business class from Mumbai to London
- She also spits at crew and directs her rage at a woman flight attendant
- She was reportedly arrested when the Air India flight landed in Heathrow
An Irish woman let loose an expletive-riddled drunken rant on an Air India flight after the crew refused to serve her more wine. The passenger was travelling business class on a flight from Mumbai to London on Saturday.
In a video that is circulating on social media, the woman is seen shouting and using the most abusive language at the crew.
"I am a f***ing international lawyer," the woman yells at a crew member who stays calm. She also spits at the crew and directs her rage at a woman flight attendant.
The mobile phone video was apparently taken by a crew member. The woman was reportedly arrested when the Air India flight landed in Heathrow.
She was described by the crew as very drunk when she insisted on a bottle of wine. The crew reportedly complained to the pilot and refused to serve her any more drinks.
"As a thumb rule, a passenger can be served 2-3 pegs of hard liquor and another 3-4 glasses of wine. Passengers in business class can get a little more. But this passenger already had four quarter bottles of wine and was insisting for more. When denied, she started shouting and abusing the crew members," an airline source was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
Reports suggest she even swiped a bottle of wine from the food trolley.
"You are the captain, aren't you? You treat business class passengers like this? I work for all you f**king people... The f***ing Rohingyas, the f***ing people of all Asia, for you, an international criminal lawyer. Don't get any money for it by the way. But you won't give me a glass of wine, is that correct? "she screams and claps. "If I say boycott Air India, done!"
"Calm down, no touching," a crew member is heard saying.
She continues her tirade at her seat, while incessantly demanding wine. "I am a human rights lawyer...an international criminal lawyer...You think I'm scared," she shouted, as other passengers stayed quiet and unmoving.
"The airline chairman and managing director called for all the reports after the case was brought to his notice. He is looking at the matter," said the source.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)