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who gets drunk at 6am before flying 12 hours? What an imbecile

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I meant pm

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Dango bong

I will! Why not?

However I will not be an imbecile, stagger, smell, or even be noticeably drunk.

I will be courteous and comply with reasonable requests.

Its not the alcohol, it's that this guy is an awfully behaved person.

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@Dango bong ... I think drinking before - and during - a long international flight is normal. I do it myself. It's just that this guy drank too much before boarding and was a bad drunk. Yup, imbecile all right.

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If only he could have channeled all that rage towards an airline that deserves it (i.e. waiting until he gets home)

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Drinking before the flight isnt an issue, but not being able to control yourself clearly is. ANA were right to ask him to disembark. No video of the incident ?

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Idiot that makes us Americans look bad. He should be banned from taking a flight for 5 years.

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I wonder if it was Brittain on his way home?

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If you drink before the flight don't you get hung over halfway through? I drink in the plane but not before getting on

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if this were a united flight, it would have been the other way around.

hope this idiot is named and shamed, and then banned from flying for a few years.

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Well if I drank several mixed spirits and beers and a chi hi, then yeah I may get hung over.

But if you put 2-4 beers in me is am not gunna be weird or unable to tell right from wrong, become rowdy and belligerent, or anything like that lol!

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We want his name and the name of his employer! What an idiot..

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LOL.  It's high time Americans learn manners of other countries.  He's lucky it didn't happen in North Korea.  Otherwise he could very well join his fellow American convicted there.

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So, let's see. He was arrested in Japan.

Well, this is not going to end well for him, no matter what happens. There is a pretty good chance his next flight out of Japan will be the last time he sees a Japanese airport, so if Japan figures prominently in his life, either on a personal level or professionally, then he has certainly screwed up his future.

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if Japan figures prominently in his life, either on a personal level or professionally, then he has certainly screwed up his future

On the airplane is the worst place to become angry because it could seriously screw up your future flight plans. On one flight back to the States with my baby, a guy a few rows back started saying shut up at my baby who had just started crying after waking up. I was trying to get my baby calm so it really got me mad but I realized I had to be calm because any move on my part may screw up any plan on returning to Japan.

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Potential job as a flight attendant on a US airline?

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What a moron.

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Video from onboard - https://mobile.twitter.com/CoreyHour

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If you look at the daily Mail web site in the uk there is a video of the incident and there is more to it than reported by JT!

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@Reckless - Yes, if you are a Japanese police officer or salary man.

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Long flights are the worst to be drunk on. The hangover/jetlag is that much worse...

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@Mike L

INteresting point, kind of like a short cut to thinking.

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On another site he had a fist fight with another passenger. Strange that that information isn't included in this story. The other site's story has video to go with the fist fight, but doesn't give information about the choking incident.

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They just showed the fist fight with the other passenger on the news. The guy picked a fight with the wrong passenger! Looks like he took a bit of a beating.

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Visiting Japan is a privilege ...sadly there morons out there to make us look like the bad guy

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First of all, I think he is mentally ill and possibly drunk,

Second of all, I would guess by the clothes he was wearing, he probability came from Thailand or the Philippines and was on that flight as a connecting passenger. Either way, it an embarrassment to both Americans and the Japanese. As always, the Japanese will handle it will class and restraint. I fly only ANA to Japan or Manila and they are the best airline in Asia. The passenger should find his name on the no fly forever after that.

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All over who got the window seat

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Not surprised he was from the U.S.

A lot of intolerance and bad attitudes in that country lately, exacerbated by politics.

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We want his name and the name of his employer! What an idiot..

> If he was traveling in the capacity of his employer then yes I agree. But if he was traveling on a personal trip, there is no reason to have his employer involved. What would be the benefit to naming his employer?

> And I agree, he was an idiot.

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Flying is becoming less and less manageable.

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This is why I avoid codeshare flights when flying to certain destinations. You never know what sort of nasty surprise you're going to get.

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The video is entertaining.  I assume the arrestee was the Hawaiian shirt bloke?

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Here is the YouTube video.  The guy is a nut.


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I drink a lot, so I know what "drunk' is. The guy in the red shirt does not look drunk. I suspect he forgot to take his meds. anyway, the guy looks unstable.

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I wonder if the air line will bill him for delaying the air craft? huuuum, that will be a few thousand dollars/yen, I know that it cost air lines a fortune if they miss there allotted take off time, and the air line has to pay out to waiting passengers if the air line is late getting in to the arriving air port, I don't think that he will need to be banned, I don't think that he could afford to fly for a few years once he get that bill from the air line + a fine + compo to staff for being injured, hahaha what a donut!!

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the guy in the brown t-shirt can throw, u can tell this isn't his first dance. The guy in the red shirt does not appear drunk at all. something tells me we are not getting the whole story here.

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First saw this on BBC this morning.

the lad in the tshirt deserves a medal.

he stood up to a belligerent ass who was causing all kinds of problems.

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Nice left jab.

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On behalf of other Americans I apologize for his behavior. Not all Americans are like him.

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I can not sit next a drunk, I can only tolerate a drunk arms distant any closer I get arrested for something. The same go for smokers I can only tolerate so much before I have to respond. So Straight away I would of ask to be move if not and had to sit with a drunk I fear a fight would ensue not long after.

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Lock him up! Perhaps a couple of months in the klink, a massive fine, and permanent deportation (at his expense) will make him realize that even being irritated over a flight delay) if he was), is no excuse for drunken debauchery and assault.

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We want his name and the name of his employer! What an idiot..

I'd be surprised if he even has an employer.

Why not release his name though? Maybe he has some mental disorder?

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The courts should take into account all the trouble this guy cost. In addition to some serious jail time for his criminal acts, how about the complete waste of time for ANA and the other passengers? Add him to the "no fly" list for Japan but by all means, make him pay for wasting 1.5 hours for each of the passengers and flight crew. Then perhaps this sort of nonsense may stop . . .

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Recommended for the victim: Compensation for all medical and legal expenses, generous punitive compensation for emotional trauma (if required), compensation for lost workdays (if applicable), a formal apology.

Recommended for the perp: 1 week in jail for the assault, a 1-month anger management program, a 6-month flight ban on all airlines, a 3-year probation period including a warning to all passengers on the same flight as the perpetrator of his deeds, a permanent ban from entering Japan in future

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