The passenger caused the Cancun-bound flight to divert to Bermuda after he yelled at cabin crew and pushed an attendant.
Edward Mongan, 42, had a ferocious row with his wife on a holiday flight from Manchester to Mexico.
Prosecutors in Bermuda said the father screamed at a crew member and subsequently spat in his wife’s face on the flight on July 21.
Cabin manager Anne Marie Evans is said to have tried to speak to Mr Mongan about his language but he responded in anger and told her to:“F**k off. Get out of my sight.”
Mongan told the court in Bermuda: “What I did was uncalled for, I’ll never do it again.
“My wife is in Mexico. I just want to see my wife and kids.”
Senior magistrate Juan Wolfe said: “One can only imagine what was going through the passengers’ minds while this was happening.”
The British man from Manchester was fined £5,250 for his threatening behaviour.
“One can only imagine what was going through the passengers’ minds while this was happening”
Senior Magistrate Juan Wolfe
Travel company TUI said the plane continued to Cancun shortly after the diversion.
Earlier this month a Jet2 passenger was given a £85,000 bill after screaming “I’m going to kill everyone” during an explosive rampage.
The Turkey-bound flight was forced to return to Stansted Airport over fears of a possible hijacking.
Fears were so high two RAF Typhoons were scrambled to escort the flight back to the airport.
Upon landing, Chloe Haines, 25, from Maidenhead, Berks, was arrested on suspicion of assault and endangering an aircraft after the plane landed.
The airline’s chief Steve Heapy describe the rampage as “one of the most serious cases of disruptive passenger behaviour we haveexperienced”.