German Couple Discovers First Class Isn’t One Big Party, Force Plane To Land And Disgorge Them

By | January 16, 2012

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Peter and Gabriele Strohmaier of Dusseldorf, Germany were traveling in first class on Delta Flight 414 from Atlanta to Costa Rica this evening.  Early in the flight, they demanded food and champagne and refused to sit down, disregarding instructions from the flight attendants.  As a result of their belligerence, the pilot elected to make an unscheduled stop in Tampa and drop them off there, before other passengers continued on to Costa Rica. The Strohmaiers have not yet been charged, and are said to be spending the night in a Tampa hotel. Perhaps they can finally get their desperately needed champagne and food there.