EasyJet Crew Fought About Water Bottles, Delayed Flight for Famous People
A dispute with a colleague is nothing new to anybody who has ever worked in an office. But when you’re trapped on a plane with your colleagues, workplace squabbles can quickly turn turbulent.
An easyJet flight from London to Belfast was delayed over an hour on Wednesday after two employees got into an argument over bottles of water.
Unfortunately for the crew, there were some famous people on board—live-tweeting the whole thing.
Dan Lobb, a TV Presenter in the UK, tweeted about the incident as it was happening, saying “Because a couple crew members don't get on, the whole @easyJet flight has been delayed!! Unbelievable.”
Lobb later tweeted that the entire squabble was over unwrapping water bottles.
Electronic dance duo Disclosure also happened to be on board the flight. And then they took their frustrations to Twitter, tweeting out “2 of the cabin crew have a fight and the whole flight has to wait on the tarmac…”
The one-hour flight from London Gatwick to Belfast airport arrived over 90 minutes late.
EasyJet confirmed that the flight was delayed and returned to the airport to replace the two crew members “following a verbal disagreement between them.”
“The safety and welfare of our passengers and crew is easyJet's highest priority and in order to deliver this easyJet's cabin crew need to be able to work as a team,” an easyJet spokesperson said in a statement. “'We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the resulting delay.”