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Published:December 7th, 2010 21:15 EST

Passengers Mutiny On Direct Flight To Morocco When Pilot Announces 2 Stops

By Robert Paul Reyes

"More than 100 plane passengers brought a new meaning to `in-flight turbulence` last night after staging a mutiny when the captain announced some unscheduled stops.

An aircraft operated by Moroccan budget airline Jet4You had been due to make a 90-minute journey from Toulouse, France, to the Moroccan city of Casablanca.

But when the captain told the 137 passengers the plane would be stopping at Bordeaux and Lyon en route - adding four hours to the journey - the travellers refused to sit and buckle their seatbelts, leaving the plane stuck on the runway all night."

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If you book a flight on an aircraft operated by a Moroccan budget airline named "Jet4You" you shouldn`t be surprised if a flight attendant hands you a bucket when you ask where the restroom is located. 

IAt least the plane had real seatbelts and not just two strands of rope that you tie together when the plane takes off. 

I admire the resolve of the passengers, but you can`t expect Western standards of competency and consideration from a budget airline in Morocco. 

Hopefully the French passengers have learned their lesson, and their next vacation will be in a civilized country.