a reply to: stratsys-sws
Situations like that can be hell and extremly dangerous when multiple people on a flight start to act out and scream.
We we´re on a flight over Switzerlands alps when the whole plane made a plunge and turbulences started. We hit a storm that we could not circumvent
but had to pass through the outer perimeter was anounced from the captain (he pre-anounced some minutes ago).
At first it was rumor, then someone unbuckled his seatbelt to stand up and started screaming something at the flight attendants and promptly got
catapulted halfway over his seat. I looked around, more tumult started, children began to scream, our 4 year old was crying and in fear.
Some douchebag behind us hit his seat and then proceeded to stand up, whack my head to get my attention to "stop the brat!" (in German). I ignored him
because I was trying to stay as calm as possible to not freak out my son anymore further and made sure his seatbelt is strapped down.
Of course he made it worser, we´re now at the point where the whole plane is in tumult and the idiot still whacking on the seat and now screaming at
me and punching on the panel where the air nozzles, light switch and attendant bell iss located. Then his hand came down the second or third time.
Luckily for me at this moment, the flight attendants we´re all belted up and out of sight (I think). I grabbed his hand locked it between the seats
and told him to STOP IT. He tried to swing his other fist from above down, when I just whacked my ellbow backwards into his face. Made him silence up.
His arm was weak like a noodle so I let go of it. I unblucked myself and looked after him, I thought I knocked him out. His girlfriend or wife noticed
that and was quick to ensure me that he would not bother me and our kid anymore.
When the turbulences we´re over (now over Croatia), flight attendants we´re asking row for row if everything is okay. My wife told her that we need
to go to the bathroom change his clothes. I added "this guy in the back of our seat must have hit his head somewhere, I felt him impacting our
seats...(turning my head and looking at him throught the upper gap in the seats).. right?" Another women who was sitting next to my wife interjected
"I saw him hit the table in front of him, he was not in his seatbelts the whole time".
The guy did not correct that but was silent for the whole flight. Saw the scumbag at the service point later, arguing. I thought, well, before he
get´s a chance to lie, I´ll clear that up and for me it was clearly self defense. The guy was hitting on me and would not stop. Turned out this guy
tried to come up with some scheme to sue the airline. The flight attendant that asked us if everything must have took a note of him, not being belted
to the seat.
He noticed me when I placed myself at the counter but ignored me completely. So I did not clear it up to have my day not ruined. He did not excuse
himself either, the only one who did that was his wife or girlfriend /partner. I think he ruined their vacation before it even began, with his black
Don´t loose your # on an airplane it´s dangerous and does not help anyone.