A Flybe flight from Birmingham, England to Amsterdam diverted after an unruly passenger had to go to the bathroom as he claims he was “literally bursting”, yet was told no by the flight attendant.
Shortly after pushing back, passenger Kieran Tabberner asked to use the bathroom and was told he couldn’t and would need to wait. It must have been an emergency because he threatened to go on the floor, if he wasn’t allowed. Once the plane took off, the flight attendant then used the lavatory, however still told the passenger he couldn’t since the seat belt sign was still on.
Per Fox News,
According to records from the Birmingham Magistrates Court, via the Mail, Tabberner and three of his “loud and rowdy” friends had boarded the Flybe flight earlier this year. But when he and his friends were told to buckle up for takeoff, Tabberner immediately asked to use the bathroom. He was told to wait.
Flight attendant Robyn Pascoe, who appeared in court on Monday, claimed that Tabberner then threatened to pee “on the floor” if he wasn’t allowed to go, but she still refused.
Just a few moments after takeoff, Pascoe said she used the bathroom herself ─ the captain had given the OK for the flight crew to move about the cabin ─ and that when she exited Tabberner was waiting outside the door.
Pascoe further claimed that Tabberner’s behavior gave her such anxiety that she ultimately quit her job after seven years in the air.
After this ordeal, Tabberner found himself in court and had to pay a fine of 1,550 pounds, which is just over $2,000. That’s one costly fee to use the bathroom!