Crew Members’ Bizarre Row Over Bottled Water Delays Flight

Flights are delayed for myriad reasons every day, but this one probably takes the cake for the most unbelievably awkward delay excuse.

TV presenter Dan Lobb couldn’t possibly have thought his easyJet flight from London Gatwick to Belfast would be this “eventful.” His flight was delayed, and as the reason behind it became obvious, he couldn’t help but sharing it with his followers on Twitter:


Yes, the flight was delayed for an hour because two crew members couldn’t stop bickering long enough to get on with their duties.

The issue: They were “fighting over water bottles.”

The flight had to return to the departure gate, where two of the crew were replaced with two others.

Lobb also shared a picture of captain of the plane, who spoke to passengers to explain the situation:




The fight eventually took off:


The airline responded: “EasyJet can confirm that flight EZY835 from London Gatwick to Belfast returned to stand to replace two crew members following a verbal disagreement between them.”

“The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and in order to deliver this easyJet's cabin crew need to be able to work as a team.”

“We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by the resulting delay. The flight has now continued to Belfast.”



No one wants their travel plans to be foiled, but unfortunately it happens quite often.

However, not all passengers take the delays as coolly as Lobb did. Not long ago, authorities at the Beijing Capital International Airport had to arrest five passengers who got in to a brawl over a fight delay that only ended after local police escorted the perpetrators off the plane.

Then, there was the American Airline passenger whose epic meltdown over a flight delay made headlines across the world.

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