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In two strange cases concerning odd incidents in toilets on separate Qantas flights, a woman alleges she had to sit in the loo wearing a face mask and a man is said to have spent his time in the toilet downing a whole bottle of vodka – emerging to go berserk.

The woman claims she was made to wear a face mask while nuts were served by cabin crew; while the man’s alleged in-flight behaviour sounds all too familiar.

“People like you are paedophiles!” the male alleged vodka swiller is said to have yelled at cabin crew after he emerged from the toilet.

“You cannot tell me how to behave!”

The man, named by a witness only as ‘Henry’, was aboard Qantas flight 37 from Melbourne to Singapore on 28 February 2019 when the incident occurred, according to a report in the Daily Mail online. The footage was recently uploaded to Newsflare, an “online video news community and marketplace for user-generated video content”.

Footage of the altercation, viewable on the Newsflare site here, also featured in the online version of Britain’s Sun and Express newspapers.

‘Henry’ was restrained in his seat while he continued to verbally abuse staff and was reportedly “met by local authorities” (meaning police) after the flight landed in Singapore.

MEANWHILE, in the separate, woman-in-a-mask incident, a female passenger on an international Melbourne-bound Qantas flight says she was made to sit in the bathroom and wear a face mask while cabin crew served nuts, putting her at risk of anaphylactic shock.

The woman, from England, was flying out to see her sister in Australia. She told the Sun she had told Qantas of her severe nut allergy months in advance and had documents to confirm nuts would not be served aboard.

The woman claims airline staff said they had no notes on her allergy, refused to make an announcement to passengers about her allergy and told her that complimentary almond slices would be served during the flight.

Passenger rants while restrained in seat as flight attendant (face pixelated) keeps watch

The Qantas website says that although all peanuts have been removed from flights, the airline “cannot guarantee an allergy-free environment”. That’s not surprising, given that passengers may bring nuts aboard.

According to the Sun story, Qantas staff warned the woman not to board the Melbourne-bound flight, but when told that wasn’t an option, crew handed her a mask to wear instead.

She claims she spent the remainder of her flight sitting in the toilet to escape the nutty snacks being handed out by cabin crew.

Written by Peter Needham

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