Friday, September 23, 2011

US Airline Passenger Gets Free Visit of the UK, Compliments of the British Government

US citizen Timothy Bradley, a mortgage consultant, was sentenced to three months in jail this week for being drunk and disorderly while a passenger on a Phoenix-London British Airways flight on August 20. Bradley became potentially violent when the cabin crew refused to serve him more alcohol. One crew member feared Bradley was going to attack him.

COMMENT: Bradley was arrested when the plane landed at Heathrow Airport and pleaded guilty to being drunk aboard a plane and common assault. As many of our readers can recall, from previous postings, drinking to the excess invariably gets travelers into trouble. This is one of those excellent examples.

It would have been a nice touch if the presiding judge in the case had also banned Bradley from visiting the UK for a couple of years, or even from future BA flights, but 90 days in jail no doubt will prove to be a lesson well-learned for the non-compliant American. Perhaps his name should be crossed off our list of recommended mortgage specialists.

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