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Jet2 Aircraft Diverted, Intoxicated Passenger Banned For Life

A Jet2 flight from Belfast, Northern Ireland to Ibiza, Spain was forced to divert to Toulouse on last Friday afternoon after an unruly passenger was described as "aggressive" toward other passengers and the crew of the flight. The passenger has now been banned for life from all future Jet2 flights, as well as detained by French police on arrival. The passenger had been reportedly drinking heavily before and during the flight, and had been illicitly drinking from duty free drinks…

AirHelp: A Way to Navigate E.U. Flight Compensation Regulations

While many travelers in the United States are left at the mercy of airlines when it comes to irregular operations, the European Union has a series of passenger protections that entitle passengers on certain flights to compensation based on varying factors. European Commission Regulation 261 The regulation, known as the…