said by koira:
Airline overacted. Really no need to divert. They should have continued and just fined them heavily.
Perfect storm. Idiot, combative passengers forced the landing then the flight crew bumped up on the Hours of Service law, requiring a 12 hour rest before continuing; shorter than it would have taken to find a fly a new crew in from Toronto.
As aircraft are now all non-smoking and their ventilation systems are tuned that way (and aircraft are highly tuned systems), a mechanic from the airline had to be brought in to check for damage. And because the perps were uncooperative, the plane had to be searched for other contraband.
I hope charges are laid and the arrogant idiots who did it are on the No Fly list for a long time.--
Need-based health care not greed-based health care.