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  • You could be slapped with a hefty bill if you don’t wear your mask on a plane
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    You could be slapped with a hefty bill if you don’t wear your mask on a plane

    By Clinton Moodley Apr 1, 2021 Share this article: ShareTweetShareShareShareEmailShare The recent surge of non-mask-wearing misfits on-board has caused delays to flights and put passengers’ lives at risk. And the South African airline industry isn’t taking the matter lightly. Defiant passengers who refuse to wear a mask are handed to authorities and could potentially face jail time. In extreme cases that require a flight to divert to a nearby airport, the rebellious passengers may incur a hefty bill from the airline for the inconvenience. Earlier this week, a man on a FlySafair flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg got thrown […] More

  • local passenger on flight to Johannesburg escorted out for refusal to wear a face mask
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    local passenger on flight to Johannesburg escorted out for refusal to wear a face mask

    The video was captured by a fellow passenger. In the video, you can see and hear the unruly passenger shouting at the cabin crew and pointing his finger to anyone who tried to get him to adhere to the mask wearing COVID-19 regulations.  You can also see other male passengers in the video trying to intervene in the situation by trying to separate the cabin crew and the man at the helm of the chaos that was ensuing.  The incident is said to have taken place as soon as the the doors of the aircraft were closed and the stairs were […] More

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    FlySafair offloads ‘unruly’ passenger for refusing to wear mask

    He said the flight deck team powered down and secured the aircraft, which was in the process of departing, and radioed for the police and the stairs to be returned to the aircraft. The flight eventually departed at 9.10am. “Customer experience and on-time departures are very important to us, but nothing is more important than safety. We commend our teams for following safety procedure by the book to secure the aircraft and remove the individual, and we thank those customers who assisted our team,” said Gordon. TimesLIVE reported in February that the airline had implemented a policy in which passengers […] More