Stag do party ordered off TUI flight minutes before take off after causing chaos and 3-hour delay
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The flight was set to travel from Cardiff Airport to Bulgaria but was delayed after the group became angry when they were told they would not be served alcohol. The group of seven started wolf whistling at the cabin crew and swearing when denied an alcoholic drink.
Airport security was called to the plane and five of the group, including one dressed as a pilot, agreed to leave. The two other passengers continued being abusive and refused to disembark, sparking furious scenes as the remaining passengers called for them to leave.
Eventually, after one squared up to security, they left the plane. The flight took off without them at 4.30pm on Thursday (June 22) nearly three hours late.
A spokesperson for TUI said:"We would like to apologise to customers on board flight TOM6412 from Cardiff to Bulgaria for the delay in taking off. We can confirm the flight was delayed due to disruptive passengers on board the flight.
“The safety and security of our customers and crew is always our highest priority, and we have a zero-tolerance policy to disruptive behaviour on our flights. The customers involved were offloaded and the flight was able to continue its journey."