Passenger threatens Singapore Airlines flight attendant for refusing to serve him water

A man was taken into custody at Singapore Changi Airport after he threatened a flight attendant and demanded water shortly after the flight from Bangkok landed and as seatbelt signs security were still on.

In a now-viral TikTok video taken by another passenger on board Singapore Airlines flight SQ711, the unidentified man is seen threatening to push the flight attendant and mimicking the crew member’s actions while shouting profanities at him in the face.

The video ends with the man led away by a police officer to the cheers of other passengers.

“Why don’t you give me water, you fucking idiot,” the man yells at the stewardess before threatening to push the stewardess and claiming that he had been asking for water for two hours (the total flight time from Bangkok to Singapore is two hours).

An airline spokesperson, however, tells a very different story and says the passenger had been rude and demanding alcohol during meal service and flight attendants decided to stop serving alcohol. alcohol because of his behavior.

“After his multiple requests…our cabin crew assessed the situation and politely declined to serve him alcohol to ensure the safety of other customers,” an airline spokesperson told the Straits Times.

“The safety of our customers and staff is always our top priority,” a statement from the airline continued. “SIA apologizes to all customers on board the flight for the inconvenience caused by this incident.”

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Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the Middle East’s most important airline and flew throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centered stories. Always on the cutting edge, Matt’s knowledge, analysis and news coverage are often used by some of the biggest names in journalism.

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