Another day, another flight delay, but this time it’s for one of the most banal yet ridiculous reasons.
A man aboard Qantas flight QF2133 from Canberra to Melbourne reportedly refused to switch his tablet to flight mode as required by the cabin crew.
According to Melbourne’s 3AW, the passenger, apparently a CEO of an unnamed company, held up the flight for about an hour when he refused this simple request.
Qantas confirmed to 3AW that a passenger on the flight “did not follow instruction with regard to an electronic device” on a flight between Canberra and Melbourne on Friday night and the plane was forced to head on back to the airport gate.
As expected, Qantas reiterated that safety is always its top priority, and they were unable to fly unless the man complied with their safety procedures for electronics. Seriously dude, all you had to do was switch to Flight Mode.
Of course, it’s not the most ridiculous reason for flights to be delayed, diverted, or forced to make emergency landings.
Last week, a woman discovered her husband was a dirty little cheater on a flight from Doha to Bali, and after throwing one heck of a tantrum (totally warranted), the Qatar Airways flight was forced to stop in India to kick the couple and their young child off the flight.
The woman sneakily used her husband’s fingerprint to open his phone while he was sleeping, only to uncover the evidence of his infidelity.