Husband not allowed on flight home from honeymoon after 'inappropriate' comment to flight attendant

By Tim Hanlon & Alexander Smail

A husband was forced to stay behind on his honeymoon after making an "inappropriate" comment to a flight attendant.

Michael Nelson was not permitted to fly home with holiday provider TUI after asking the employee pushing a refreshments trolly on their flight to Crete if he could "look through your drawers".

When he and his wife Laura arrived in Greece for their £8,000 honeymoon, they were informed that he would not be able to board their previously booked flight home.

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She was then forced to fly home alone with her three children, leaving Michael in Crete, and has now accused TUI of being "on a mission" after detailing more incidents on the couple's flight to Greece.

Laura revealed the trouble started when the drinks trolley was being pushed down the aisle, as reported by The Mirror.

She said that Michael asked the flight attendant what refreshments were available, since there were no menus - his wording is what landed him in hot water.

The woman told The Sun: “She was serving someone else and Michael said, ‘Can I have a look through your drawers, love?’

“A younger guy behind us found it hilarious. The air hostess giggled and seemed to realise it was just a slip of the tongue.”

Laura said that the manager did not look impressed and then they had a further problem over their seats three hours into the flight.

The manager asked Laura and her baby, Lucy, to move as there was no suitable oxygen supply for a child.

Laura said that the baby was asleep and they were being made to rush.

Then there was also an altercation over Michael’s face mask as the manager said that he had to wear it properly.

Laura said that Michael had the mask over his mouth and not his nose which led her to get angry but she claimed that it is not necessary to wear the facial covering while eating.

She added that the manager “just seemed to be on a mission”.

Then finally when they arrived at their resort in Crete a TUI representative said that Michael wouldn’t be allowed to fly back on the TUI plane to Manchester.

It was laid out in a letter that due to his conduct it was decided by the “security and the Flight Safety Department of TUI Airways” that he would not be permitted on board.

TUI confirmed to The Mirror that Mr Nelson was not allowed on the return flight but had not been banned for life.

A statement said: “We have a zero tolerance approach to disruptive and aggressive behaviour onboard our flights, and can confirm that as a result of inappropriate comments to crew and refusing to do what was asked, Mr Nelson was denied boarding on his return flight.

“The safety and well-being of passengers and crew is always our highest priority.”


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