A drunk father had to be tied to his seat on an Aer Lingus flight from Florida to Dublin 3 years ago

A drunk father had to be tied to his seat on an Aer Lingus flight from Florida to Dublin

It got a bit out of hand.

A man travelling from Florida to Dublin with his family had to be tied to his seat.

It has been reported that the man was drunk, and caused quite a bit of chaos on the 10 hour flight.


According to Dublin Live, the 30-year-old became so difficult that the crew actually considered turning the plane around to land in Canada.

Can you imagine?

One of the passengers, Gail Hilliard Dawsy, told the Irish Mirror:

"He was a jerk. Gardai told me he would be in a world of s**t and most likely would never be able to return to Ireland again, certainly not with Aer Lingus."

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"He was from America and even had his family with him, I’m not sure why they didn’t try to intervene."

"He was being rude the whole time and at one point put his hands on a flight attendant. Our family is law enforcement and two of our guys assisted in restraining him."

"The flight attendants basically said if we couldn’t get him under control we’d have to turn around and land, probably in Canada I guess, as I was looking at our flight path at the time knowing this was going to be a possibility."

"The flight attendants had some kind of handcuffs or restraints and our guys were able to control him enough so they could restrain him. We heard nothing more from him during the flight."

After the flight landed, Gardai arrested the man.

Gardai said: "A 30-year-old man was arrested at Dublin Airport last Friday after disembarking a flight from Orlando."

"The man was arrested under Section 48 State Airport Act 2014 and conveyed to Ballymun Garda station."