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We’ve all had days where we were running late to a flight, sprinted to the gate, and found we just missed the flight. In most cases, passengers get rebooked on the next available flight or find alternate travel plans. A man and his two sons were traveling from Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW) yesterday. They showed up late for the AnadoluJet flight to Ben Gurion Airport (TLV) in Tel Aviv and were denied boarding because the aircraft had already pushed back.
ישראלים פספסו את הטיסה – ונעצרו אחרי שקפצו מהשרוול כשניסו לעצור את המטוס | תיעוד מאיסטנבולhttps://t.co/nFD08bvt0T
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— החדשות – N12 (@N12News) July 4, 2023
Instead of accepting defeat, the men somehow got down the jet bridge, jumped down, ran across the tarmac, and climbed onto a tug that was assisting with the plane’s departure. Airport employees detained the men until law enforcement took over and arrested them.
This is the second incident that has recently occurred with Israeli citizens in Turkey. Yesterday, I wrote about three men who were jailed for filming (and possibly sexually harassing a flight attendant during her safety demo. More here).
Anthony’s Take: It helps to know when to cut your losses. I never understand when passengers do crazy things like this as it is certainly not going to get them onto the flight.
(H/T: Your Mileage May Vary.)
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