‘Tempers are rising and I’m fit to f***ing kill’: Paul O’Grady is ‘ready to riot’ as his flight is delayed in airport chaos, with pilot telling passengers they’ll have to leave without luggage
Paul O’Grady had a bout of air rage and threatened to riot after the flight he was on was delayed for two hours – leaving him hungry, thirsty and too hot.
The TV and radio host, 67, admitted ‘tempers were rising’ and he was ‘fit to kill’ as he sat aboard a KLM flight from Amsterdam‘s Schiphol airport which was supposed to take him to London for a reception at the House of Lords.
Taking to his social media to complain, he posted a picture of himself wearing a mask on the doomed flight and wrote: ‘What a joy flying is. I’ve been sat on a KLM flight for over two hours and we haven’t got any further than the runway.
Seething: Paul O’Grady, 67, had a bout of air rage and threatened to riot after the flight he was on was delayed for two hours – leaving him hungry, thirsty and too hot
‘The Captain pops his head out now and then with endless lame excuses and he’s just informed us that the luggage is stuck in some holding area and cannot be reached so if we do take off then it’s without luggage.’
Paul also admitted he might ‘kill’ as he said: ‘Tempers are rising and I’m fit to f***ing kill as I’m supposed to be going to a reception at The House of Lords in aid of The Paul Cottingham Trust which isn’t going to happen.’
He added: ‘We’ve had half a glass of water and a few crisps and endless excuses and if this stinking heap doesn’t take off soon I’m afraid I’m going to start a riot.
Miserable: The TV and radio host admitted ‘tempers were rising’ and he was ‘fit to kill’ as he sat aboard a KLM flight from Amsterdam‘s Schiphol airport
Important arrangements: The flight was supposed to take Paul to London for a reception at the House of Lords
‘A police cell would be preferable to being stuck here.’
Paul also added in his comments: ‘It’s also freezing on this thing, and then after passengers complained they turned the heating full on, consequently I’m sweating like a whore in confession.’
The airline industry has struggled to ramp up operations as passenger numbers recover after the coronavirus pandemic.
After carriers slashed thousands of jobs during the pandemic, hundreds of flights have been delayed or cancelled, huge queues have formed at airports and travellers have been forced to wait four hours or more for luggage.
The problems have largely been due to staff shortages after carriers slashed thousands of jobs during the pandemic.
Downing Street said ministers and officials had been meeting with aviation industry leaders and Border Force to increase ‘resilience for the sector throughout the summer’ to avert further travel chaos.
Chaos: Huge queues were seen at Bristol Airport this month as people arrive before 4am for their flights, as the airline industry battles to recover after the coronavirus pandemic
But the Prime Minister’s official spokesman said it was ultimately down to the aviation industry to address staff shortages.
‘We fully understand that the aviation industry – like many others – has faced significant challenges during the pandemic,’ the government’s spokesman said.
‘But ultimately they are responsible for making sure they have enough staff to meet demand and we have been clear they must step up recruitment to make sure disruption is kept to a minimum.’
Jetting off: Airlines are seeing staff shortages which is causing delays at airports and problems with luggage
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