Mayhem and mischief: Bad tourist behavior in 2022

(CNN) — In 2022, the world begins to travel again — and with it all the misbehavior and antics common abroad. But with worries perhaps strained by a record year of cancellations, airline delays, lost luggage and soaring prices, misconduct is a particular topic. strong distinction. Here are highlights from a year of bad-behaved travelers.

‘Did you pack your own luggage?’

As everyone knows, sharp objects and weapons are extremely taboo when carrying hand luggage at the airport.

A family of American tourists also caused an uproar at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in April after attempting to transport a unexploded shell Through security. Airport staff announced an evacuation and video went viral on social media showing people panicking and running for cover.
Carrying an entire uncooked chicken in your carry-on is sure to raise suspicions with the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, but even more so if you hide a gun inside itas one man did in Florida.
And at least that poultry holster has been discovered: One investigation has been launched in June after a passenger in Atlanta went through security with a bag that could contain a gun.
Live animals are also part of the messy circus in 2022: Hedgehogs, tatu, turtles, lizards and snakes are among 109 living creatures was detected by X-rays in two pieces of luggage at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok.
A dog is seen in a backpack through an X-ray at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin.

A dog is seen in a backpack through an X-ray at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin.


Two women were arrested and charged with smuggling in that incident, but in other cases their intentions were not criminal. One live dog was accidentally sent through an X-ray machine at an airport in Wisconsin in December, just weeks after The cat was found trapped inside a suitcase at New York’s JFK Airport. It seems to have sneaked inside when the owner of the suitcase was not paying attention.
And at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio in September, a human was an unexpected item hidden in luggage. A man was arrested after climbing over airport baggage carousel into the restricted area.

‘For your safety and comfort, please sit still’

In January in Honduras, a man allegedly damaged the inside of the cockpit on an American Airlines plane bound for Miami, then tried to jump out of a window – all while the plane was flying. live still at the gate.
NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. was another passenger who was kicked off the flight before takeoff: He was removed from an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Miami International Airport in November after refusing Safe protocol complianceaccording to a police statement.
And in September, a Southwest Airlines pilot in Houston threatened to abort takeoff after an AirDroped passenger nude photos for other pilots.
Video obtained by Sports TMZ appears to show boxing legend Mike Tyson hitting another passenger in the back seat while on a JetBlue plane in San Francisco.
Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson was the most popular tourist to engage in a physical scuffle with another this year, but fistfights and mid-air acrobatics continue to trend.
The worst year on record for unruly on-board passenger behavior in the United States is 2021, with nearly 6,000 incidents reported, and nearly 72% of which involve wearing a mask. Meanwhile, this year, there were 2,359 Federal Aviation Administration reports as of December 15, with peak in February 2022before the mask-wearing rule was lifted.
This year begins with a group of rowdy Canadians stranded in Mexico after they party without a mask on a flight to Cancun had their return flight cleared and other airlines refused to bring them home.
In February, an American Airlines flight attendant use a coffee pot to hit a passenger in the head after he tried to open the plane’s emergency exit, according to the airline. And there have been many instances of flights being diverted or turned around due to disruptive behavior — such as try to bite a companion passenger or assault flight attendant.

Fines for McMuffins and recline your chair

An AirAsia flight in Malaysia had to be rerouted after a problem. the snake was found slide over the light fixtures. And whining and whining strangely was heard exploding on PA on an American Airlines flight to the bewilderment of passengers.
At Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in May, a man was taken into custody after step outside of a taxiing plane after arriving from San Diego.
And the crash didn’t stop after the plane landed. A passenger arriving in Australia from Bali, Indonesia, was fined $1,874 after two undeclared McMuffins and a ham croissant were found in their luggage.
Other modes of transport are also fined. A man in China was forced to pay 478 USD for recline my train seat: It smashed the laptop screen of the passenger sitting in the back.

Bad behavior in Bel Paese

International tourists are flocking back to Italy this summer and soon Bel Paese has become the world capital of tourist villains.

Tom Jenkins, CEO of the European Travel Association (ETOA), said: “Italy is exceptional in terms of the richness of tourist features that this country has, and what is unique in that people occupy keep these spaces in a way that doesn’t happen in many countries.” told CNN Travel in October.

He points out that Venice and Rome are livable cities in which people are forever rubbing shoulders with priceless cultural treasures. Jenkins said, “Nowhere in France [the most visited country in the world] that is sensitive. And they’re attracting 65 million international visitors each year, so the sheer volume of people going into these spaces means that a fraction of them behave irresponsibly isn’t surprising.”

Come to your bud, but not for the bud

Visitors also flock to Amsterdam, with city officials targeting tourists with low sex and drug cravings with an initiative focused on “actively discouraging international tourists from visiting the city.” economy plans to ‘go wild'” in the Dutch capital. It is called campaign “stay away”.
Thailand legalizes cannabis in June 2022 and cannabis cafe then began to appear in the Thai capital Bangkok.

Of course, disruptive tourists are still a tiny fraction of those moving this year, and there are plenty of touching stories from 2022 as well.

There is a retired nurse helped save lives of a baby who died on a flight between Pittsburgh and Orlando.
Then as the year draws to a close, two refugee sisters reunite with the mysterious woman who gave them $100 on a flight 23 years ago, a gift that will change the lives of young girls.


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