Priority Boarding


“He was banging on the window to try and get the aircraft to wait and he then broke through a door and made his way onto the apron, trying to flag the aircraft down.

Man held after trying to chase plane at Dublin Airport (RTÉ)

40 thoughts on “Priority Boarding

  1. Daisy Chainsaw

    I know O’Leary likens pilots to bus drivers, but that ain’t a bus hun. Next time, lay off the pre-flight pints.

  2. Brother Barnabas

    to be fair to him, airport police are an excitable bunch and it’s surprisingly easy to get into bother with them

  3. millie st murderlark

    At least we know now that life doesn’t happen like it does in the movies.

    They’d have stopped the plane, let him on, and his fellow travelers would have greeted him with a round of applause and excessive cheering.

    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      If you are having problems with airport ground staff, did it ever occur to you that you might be a jerk?

  4. Murtles

    I wonder was he licking the window before banging on it?
    Although it would have been magnificent to see if it worked, plane stops, door opens and three passengers do a trapeze like lift to get him from the ground up to the door of the plane.

  5. Dr.Fart MD

    I’d like to know more about this story because I don’t know whether I should think this guy is an arrogant a-hole who thinks he’s entitled to disrupt everyone’s .. or .. if there was something else going on which means he should get empathy, like it really wasn’t his fault he missed it but he had to get the flight to go see his dying wife or something.

    It seems like most people here are presuming he’s a fool and should be scorned.

    1. Puppyeyes

      Unemployed 23 year old Wexford man who is I employed, smirked and was a smart ass with the judge at his hearing this am! And mooned reporters when leaving the court
      So a simpleton but a understanding one so fire away he deserves everything he gets

      1. Rob_G

        The fact that he was able to afford nice holidays in Amsterdam, and was dressed head-to-toe in expensive North Face gear for the subsequent court appearance, tells me that the dole in this country is too high.

    2. Daisy Chainsaw

      Why make excuses for him? More likely to have been on the morning pints, ignored the boarding calls and realising he wouldn’t get his hash stash if he missed the plane, he tried to catch up with it like it was his bus to the airport.


    1. missred

      I love the way the photo caption has to mention that the fella mooning is “the one on the right” like we’d get confused otherwise which one he is.

  6. bridget lawlor

    How he got onto the tarmac brings up very serious questions regarding the security at Dublin airport
    Only a few months ago we heard of a smuggling ring involving airport staff

    1. Cian

      All the doors in the airport act as fire escapes. If you want to get out it is easy.

      …however it will set off alarms and you’ll be arrested.

      1. giggidygoo

        I’ve just opened the toilet door in the Gents at Dublin Airport. No alarms, and I wasn’t arrested! :-)

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