A woman flying business class from Bodrum, Turkey to Moscow Sheremetyevo airport on August 3 lit a cigarette on board her flight and insulted police officers who took her into custody after landing, and claimed it was all a flight attendant’s fault – because she got drunk, which only happened of course because the crewmember spiked her drink, according to Russian and Turkish reporting.
According to flight attendants, the woman “screamed loudly during the flight, used foul language, waved her arms” and then lit up.
Somehow as part of this Irina Tammiruusu – who runs a Moscow travel agency – injured her leg, so she was taken off the aircraft in a wheelchair. She then cursed at police. She’s being charged with “petty hooliganism” and “insulting a government official” (a crime in Russia, not yet in the United States).
She claims, though, that she didn’t actually smoke on board – she just held the cigarette in her mouth.
Ms. Tammiruusu further claims she was beaten by police, and injected with
mRNA “an unknown substance.” And she says she was in the right for her on board behavior,
I flew in business class, do you understand how much it costs? This is not an economy class.
She also feels that passengers who videotaped her inflight owe her “an apology.”
The owner of Tammiruus Travel faces a fine of up to three months’ salary, 360 hours of forced labor, or one year of imprisonment for insulting officials as well as a possible fine of nearly US$7000 and blacklist from the airline for smoking on board her flight reportedly operated by Pobeda, Aeroflot’s low cost carrier. However Pobeda flies Milas-Bodrum – Moscow Vnukovo and not to Moscow Sheremetyevo airport so I believe she was on board Aeroflot proper. Is it odd that I appear to have a friend in common with this woman on Facebook?
Last summer an airline passenger refused to wear a mask and then sat back and lit up a cigarette. It was hardly the first time this happened.
Before the pandemic a man downed 4 bottles of beer, vaped an e-cigarette, and punched a flight attendant. E-cigarettes of course are generally banned on planes just like regular cigarettes are (largely because some passengers might freak out and think they’re the real thing). Nonetheless a man who burned himself with his own e-cigarette sued the airline he was flying.
[…] year a passenger who lit her cigarette inflight says police beat her after flight attendants spiked her drink. And in 2020 a passenger lit up a cigarette after refusing to wear a mask on board. Before the […]