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Published on : Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The New Jersey resident James August was ordered to pay the compensation after he was sentenced to three months of trial in June.
James August beseeched the guilty to interfere with the flight crew members and flight attendants in the month of February.
James August was accused of drunkenly threatening his girlfriend, her children, other passengers and crew members during the flight. He also slapped a flight attendant on her shoulder.
Following the misbehavior, August said he did not remember what happened but did not dispute accounts that he was threatening and disruptive. He was arrested after the November Hawaiian Airlines flight returned to Honolulu, The US State of Hawaii.
The compensation payment of $97,817 represents the compensation of the cost of the Hawaiian Airlines’ for turning the jet around, which is the including fuel, maintenance, ground crew, replacement flight crew, landing fee and re-catering.
The compensation was ordered by U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway also includes what Hawaiian Airlines paid to find seats for passengers on other airlines.
But the judge clarified that the compensation does not include $46,900 in meal vouchers, which the Hawaiian carrier handed out to the delayed passengers and passengers, who are scheduled to take the same plane from New York to Honolulu.