(CNN) — In 2022, the world began to travel again. With that came all the usual cheating and antics abroad. But perhaps it was the record year of airline cancellations, delays, lost luggage and price hikes that made me nervous, but cheating was a particularly strong theme. Here are some moments that stood out from the misbehavior of .
“Did you pack your own bags?”
As we all know, sharp items and weapons are welcome when it comes to carry-on baggage at airports.
A family of an American tourist also caused havoc after attempting to safely transport an unexploded ordnance at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport in April. The video showed people panicking and trying to evacuate.
Throwing a whole raw chicken in your carry-on is no doubt arousing suspicion by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, but even more so when you hide a gun in it, as one man did in Florida. .
An investigation was launched in June after an Atlanta passenger walked through security with a bag that may have contained a gun.
Live animals were also part of the 2022 mayhem. Porcupines, armadillos, turtles, lizards and snakes were among the 109 living creatures found on his X-rays from two of his hand luggage at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport.
An x-ray of a dog in a rucksack is taken at the Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin.
Two women were arrested in that case and charged with smuggling, although in other cases the intent was not criminal. A live dog was mistakenly sent to an X-ray machine at a Wisconsin airport in December, just weeks after a cat was found trapped inside a suitcase at New York’s JFK airport. It looks like they sneaked inside when the suitcase owner wasn’t looking.
And in September, at Ohio’s Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, there was one unexpected person hiding in a bag. A man was arrested after entering the restricted area through the airport’s baggage carousel.
“For your safety and comfort, please remain seated.”
In January, a Honduras man was reported to have damaged the inside of the cockpit of an American Airlines plane bound for Miami and tried to jump out the window.
NFL star Odell Beckham Jr. was another passenger removed from the plane before takeoff.He was removed from an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Miami International Airport in November, according to a police statement. He refused to follow safety protocols.
And in September, a Southwest Airlines pilot in Houston threatened to cancel a takeoff after a passenger AirDropped nude photos to other passengers.
A video obtained by TMZ Sports appears to show boxing legend Mike Tyson punching another passenger in the seat behind him while on board a JetBlue plane in San Francisco.
Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was the most famous traveler involved in a physical altercation with another fighter this year, but fistfights and mid-air hijinks remained a trend.
2021 was the worst year recorded for unruly behavior by airline passengers in the United States, with nearly 6,000 reported incidents, nearly 72% of which were mask-related. This year, on the other hand, he had 2,359 Federal Aviation Administration reports as of Dec. 15, a significant drop, and the peak was he in February 2022 before mask mandates were lifted.
The year started with a rowdy group of Canadians who partyed without wearing masks on a flight to Cancun and got stranded in Mexico. This is because my return flight was canceled for partying without wearing a mask on my flight to Cancun, and other airlines refused my return flight.
In February, an American Airlines flight attendant used a coffee pot to hit a passenger in the head after he tried to open the exit door of the plane, according to the airline. There have been multiple cases of flights being diverted or diverted due to disruptive behavior, such as trying to kill a passenger or assaulting a flight attendant.
Fines for McMuffins and reclining seats
Malaysian AirAsia flight rerouted after snake was spotted slipping through light fixtures I heard the
A man was detained at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in May after he stepped into the wing of a taxiing plane after arriving from San Diego.
And the misfortunes did not stop after the plane landed. A passenger arriving in Australia from Bali, Indonesia, has been fined $1,874 after his two undeclared McMuffins and a ham croissant were found in his luggage.
Other modes of transport were also fined. A Chinese man was ordered to pay $478 for reclining a train seat. He smashed the laptop screen of a passenger sitting behind him.
Bad behavior at Bel Paese
International tourists flooded Italy this summer, and soon Bel Paese became the global capital of villainous tourists.
Tom Jenkins, CEO of the European Tourism Association (ETOA), said, “Italy is unique in the wealth of tourist features that the country has, and people are embracing these spaces in ways not seen in many countries. It’s unique in that it’s occupied,” he told CNN Travel in October.
He pointed out that Venice and Rome are living cities, where people are in eternal contact with priceless cultural treasures.Jenkins said, “Nowhere in France [the most visited country in the world] it is sensitive. With 65 million foreign tourists a year, it’s no surprise that the sheer number of people entering these spaces are behaving irresponsibly. ”
Come with the buds, but not for the buds
Tourists are also returning to Amsterdam. City officials target less-desirable sex and drug tourists in an initiative focused on actively discouraging foreign tourists planning a “runaway” in the Dutch capital. . It’s called the “stay away” campaign.
Thailand decriminalized cannabis in June 2022, after which cannabis cafes began popping up in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital.
Of course, the number of troubled tourists is the same as in previous years, with only a small fraction of the number of visitors this year, and there were many heartwarming stories in 2022 as well.
There was a former nurse who saved the life of a baby who stopped breathing on a flight between Pittsburgh and Orlando.
Then, at the turn of the year, there were two refugee sisters who had been reunited with a mysterious woman 23 years earlier. The woman gave her $100 on her plane 23 years ago.