Airline Passenger’s Incessant Demand for Snacks Spurs Emergency Landing

June 26, 2015

Chill out, bro.

Transatlantic flights are enough to make anyone hangry, but one United Airlines passenger recently took it to the extreme: The Telegraph reports that during a flight from Rome to Chicago, California resident Jeremiah Mathis Thede’s incessant demands for more snacks caused the pilot to make an emergency landing in Belfast.

Thede repeatedly asked flight attendants for more snacks — which, according to Mashable, were either nuts or crackers. He refused to stay in his seat, “repeatedly opened the overhead baggage lockers, blocked the aisles and made numerous trips to the lavatories.” Although Thede apparently never became violent, the captain…