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One year in jail for Qatar man drunk, naked on flight

Man of unidentified nationality sentenced after drunken, nude rampage on Qatar Airways

One year in jail for Qatar man drunk, naked on flight
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A man was sentenced to one year in jail and fined QAR1,000 (US$274) by a Qatari criminal court for being drunk and sexually harassing air hostesses during a Qatar Airways flight.

The 30-year old man, whose nationality was not disclosed and was only identified as being Muslim, was heavily intoxicated when he kissed a hostess on her lips.

He then went to the washroom and got undressed while leaving the door open, after which he shocked passengers by parading around naked, the court heard.

When he slapped another member of the cabin crew on her back, the hostesses reported the matter to the captain, who informed authorities at the Doha International Airport. 

Qatar Airways staff kept the passenger quiet until the plane landed, with security personnel waiting for him at the airport. He was then questioned by police and charges were filed against him for sexually assaulting hostesses and drinking alcohol.

Jimmy 6 years ago

Typical Qatar Airways passengers.

Qatari 6 years ago

Oh so its not the alcohol now Jimmy? Typical hater comment.

F1_Senna 6 years ago

A) Kisses air hostess
B) Walks around without clothes

but he only gets reported after slapping another crew on the back?? I assume either of first two events should have been cause enough to warrant immediate intervention of flight deck

Shoddy journalism or does QA really go that extra mile for customer service.

Asif 6 years ago

What kind of comment is that Jimmy?????????? The man got drunk, acted like an idiot and got what he deserved. What's being a Qatar Airways passenger got to do with it????????? Arabian Business should not allow the posting of such stupid comments.

Silvermaran 6 years ago

There is a lot of very sick nakedness in the streets with face eaters, arm eaters, mass murders, suicides. It would be much better to treat for infections than throw him in jail.

Anon 6 years ago

Go dry then!

procan 6 years ago

Qatar, alcohol free country once and for all.

The Avenger 6 years ago

After all the comments on The Pearl article and this little beauty shows up here .
I find it quite amazing at all the comments berating westerners on their love of alcohol and look what shows up 2 days later.

These incidents happen regular here in bars and clubs with muslims and they are just not reported but running down a plane naked isn't something the worlds 5 star airline can hide !

Doug 6 years ago

I find this story very confusing. Usually, the first thing that gets reported in a crime story is the criminal's nationality. Yet this one does not feature it at all. I can only assume the person in question wasn't a Qatari (because as we've seen elsewhere, Qataris rightly don't want alcohol in their country, and so would never drink alcohol themselves). So I wonder who it was? It's a complete mystery, isn't it!

Thamir Ghaslan 6 years ago

Being a regular on Qatar airways, I assure you the host and hostess are way too polite with the more unruly passengers. Too timid or part of their professional training, who knows!

Reminds me of one episode where a drunk was spewing profanities at the hostess and lit a cigarette in his seat and was acting like a total idiot.

The passengers were more aggressive towards him and put him in his place and did a better job at it than the flight crew.