Brit soldier threatens cabin crew who refuse him Champagne

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BRIT soldier threatens Jet2 cabin crew after they refuse to serve him more Champagne

A UK ex-soldier, who served in Afghanistan, and his pal abused cabin crew on a flight from Krakow, Poland to Manchester in September, when the airline staff refused to serve them more alcohol. Abiding by their one-drink policy, cabin crew on the Jet2 flight refused Daniel Naylor, 29, and Daniel Keigher, 32, extra Champagne and brandy.

At Manchester Magistrates’ court, Naylor and Keigher both admitted being drunk on an aircraft and each were jailed for 18 weeks.

Prosecutor Paul Sumner said: “Cabin crew had made the decision to only serve one alcoholic drink to every passenger on board but this became an issue for Mr Naylor who wanted two drinks.

“He was told he could only have one but he asked for a bottle of champagne. This was refused.

“Mr Keigher then asked a member of cabin crew for a brandy but this was also refused. As a result he became aggressive and shouted ‘f**** off.’”

The two were also issued a year-long ban from flying with the airline.

District Judge Bernard Begley told the two men: “Your conduct was loutish, terrifying for passengers and disruptive to the job of cabin crew in tending to the safety of the flight.”

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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.

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