Fashion stylist banned from British Airways for life after getting up too many times to stretchBy Mason White 5:25 PM March 27, 2016
By: Chan Yuan
A woman of the United Kingdom, is angry that she was banned from British Airways for life and they even refused to fly her home after her trip.
Bridget Nhire, 33, will never be able to fly with British Airways after she was given a lifetime ban from all of their flights.
Nhire was handcuffed and tied to her seat after another customer complained that she kept getting up to stretch her legs and the two got into an argument at 30,000 feet.
The fashion stylist, who is 5 feet 3 inches tall, said that the incident on her flight from Heathrow Airport to Dubai, left her humiliated.
Police escorted her from the plane and detained her for five hours before she was released without charges.
Nhire said that she was flying to visit friends when a man sitting behind her complained that she was getting up too much.
Nhire said that the man told her to sit down and she replied: “I have the right to get up and walk for my health.”
When the two got into a heated argument, the flight attendants asked Nhire to move to the front of the plane.
Nhire said that the flight attendants told her: “You are being aggressive, we believe you may have had a little too much to drink.”
Nhire admitted to drinking two glasses of wine with her meal, but claims she was not drunk.
A spokesperson for British Airways said that they have launched a full investigation, gathering statements from passengers and crew before taking the rare step of banning her from their aircrafts for life.
Nhire, who works as a style consultant for fashion brand Reiss, claims that no one listened to her side of the story.
She wants £350 (About $500) in compensation after the airline refused to fly her home when she turned up for her return flight, leaving her stuck in the Dubai International airport until her mother was able book another flight 11 hours later.
British Airways said that they “would never issue a lifetime ban without first carrying out a thorough investigation.” However, they said that Nhire can appeal the decision.