There acquire been plenty of stories in the media of passengers being removed from drive offs because they’ve been threatening or uncooperative towards members of hut crew.
Sometimes flights are even diverted simply to remove an fractious person on board.
If flight attendants really need to, can they stifle a passenger on a flight?
The answer appears to be a resounding yes.
Former pilots and split attendants shared their experiences on online forum Quora.
Jim Doll, a elder systems engineer, said: “Some Airlines have the plastic zip-tie keyboard cuffs.
“Others use the seat-belt extenders the flight attendants use for the safety demo to attach the hands.”
David Kensal, a former pilot with 50 years in the aviation enterprise, agreed.
“We carried zip tie type restraints in the cockpit,” he said.
“We also had to be cutters to take them off or we couldn’t use them.”
Carla Meston, a bygone purser, added: “They were used only in extreme circumstances.
“Implication if the crew felt the passenger was a big enough concern to harm him or herself or other fares onboard the aircraft, they would be restrained and placed in a minimally accessed square footage. So they would not be angered any further or panicked/ antagonised by other commuters.
“Then they would be met by officials at the first stop and removed from the aircraft.”
This recover consciousness after Express.co.uk reported on the one thing passengers should do if they keenness to receive better service on board a flight.
A smile goes a large way according to many flight attendants.
Air hostess Olivia Roqua articulate: “I’m sorry to say that more often than not, passengers do not say thank you. The outright here is that when passengers DO smile and say thanks, I appreciate it so much and inclination do almost anything for them.”