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Just a passing thought The article does not specify it but, was she drunk before she boarded the flight? 

I only ask because , airlines can refuse to allow blootered passengers aboard. I've seen it happen to a group of four Neanderthals trying to get on their flight from Palma  to Edinburgh.

 

They got as far as the gate where check in staff refused to let them through. One of them actually tried to barge through.! It got quite loud, unpleasant , and almost violent . until a squad of police officers arrived and escorted all four firmly off the premises. Not entirely sure of their fate!

 

Allan

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Having experienced more than my fair share of early morning flights why would you need to drink alcohol at 6am in the morning?

I've seen delayed flight passengers hammered by 7am,why are the airport staff allowing them on the aircraft?

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16 hours ago, camper1 said:

Having experienced more than my fair share of early morning flights why would you need to drink alcohol at 6am in the morning?

I've seen delayed flight passengers hammered by 7am,why are the airport staff allowing them on the aircraft?

A reasonable question. Nobody "needs" alcohol at 6 a m. Maybe if airport  bars stuck to normal bar opening times of 11 a m onwards it might make a difference?

 

Of course that probably would not work outside the UK due to variations on licensing laws and different time zones

Allan

 

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3 hours ago, Albeback52 said:

 Nobody "needs" alcohol at 6 a m.

 

 

Nobody needs alcohol at all. However, given that it's not illegal to drink it (in most places), in an airport someone's 0600 is someone else's 1800. Hence, someone may want a drink at 0600 local, because it's later than that for that person.

 

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5 hours ago, Rob G said:

in an airport someone's 0600 is someone else's 1800. Hence, someone may want a drink at 0600 local, because it's later than that for that person.

Thanks for that explanation, I guess all those stag parties I used to pass at Liverpool John Lennon quaffing beer at 0600 were just poor, thirsty jetlagged transfer passengers from the overnight daily from Bangkok. 😂

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It’s quite interesting the law regarding alcohol on an aircraft. It is illegal to be intoxicated as a passenger and it can lead to serious fines and a prosecution.  The reasons are obvious: you could impede an emergency evacuation which might lead to further loss of life in extremis.  Again, I’ve had to refuse a drunk boarding one of my aircraft - it’s not nice when they get aggressive. 

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On 19/07/2019 at 17:14, bentwaters81tfw said:

She needs an occupation that will pay her debts and her addiction.........influencer maybe? :hmmm:

Queue an appearance on Loose Women, pleading all innocence, that she's no more than a hard done by, greatly misunderstood, lass, recently dumped by her over-sexed boyfriend, which in return is greeted with much sympathetic nodding of heads and gushing agreement and understanding from Janet Street-Porter and all the others!

 

This will then soon be followed up by an appearance on Big Brother or whatever the current 'Look At Me' programme is, a nice 6 figure appearance money in pocket, then her story sold to all of the Red Tops, a 3 book contract with some publisher, another nice 6 figure appearance money in pocket, job done, with change!

 

Sad but that appears to be the way of todays society.

 

PS

As I write this, I'm reminded of someone, can't quite put a name to the face....

 

PPS

Yes I can, Katie 'Jordan' Price!

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On 7/24/2019 at 7:55 AM, feifeitim said:

It’s quite interesting the law regarding alcohol on an aircraft. It is illegal to be intoxicated as a passenger and it can lead to serious fines and a prosecution.  The reasons are obvious: you could impede an emergency evacuation which might lead to further loss of life in extremis.  Again, I’ve had to refuse a drunk boarding one of my aircraft - it’s not nice when they get aggressive. 

I took a tremendous amount of satisfaction one night in Malaga when a drunk kicked off on my crew. Called the police (remote stand so took a few minutes) and they boarded and had words with the drunk and his mates. 

 

A minute later I looked out the side window and saw him leaving the aircraft sideways in the company of four Spanish coppers. He took his own private flight as he was thrown bodily into their van, and three of the cops followed him into the back and closed the doors. The van proceeded to bounce around a fair bit until eventually they departed.

 

The cabin manager came in grinning ear to ear while I was trying to stop crying with laughter. Sometimes the system works. 😂

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4 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Egypt Air and Uzbekistan Airlines are alcohol free.

That was also the case with Kuwait Airways too. I'm not sure if it still is.

 

A relative of mine used to live in the Middle East and had to travel extensively on business. She always flew on a "dry" airline whenever she could because as a lone female traveller she was a sitting target for any boozed up chancer who thought he was God's gift and laboured under the delusion that he was irresistible to women. Her take on it from the female passenger's point of view was that obvious drunks were less of a problem because they were easily identifiable and could be dealt with. The real risk lay with the ones who were just "lubricated" to the point that their inhibitions were reduced and their hands started wandering towards the attractive woman in the next seat. Flying "dry" didn't eliminate the risk entirely but did reduce it significantly.

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I flew on recruiting trips to the Philippines and Indonesia when I worked in Saudi,always flew Saudi Airlines good food for an airline and no alcohol.

Long flight so plenty of sleep

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On 7/19/2019 at 4:09 PM, Mike said:

what kind of a muppet tries to open the door of an aircraft in flight? :dunce:

 

The Paras have form for it, apparently 

 

:)

 

 

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6 hours ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

Egypt Air and Uzbekistan Airlines are alcohol free.

Iran Air too, if we are counting.

 

But they do serve alcohol-free beer with the meals and the vintage A300s have great leg-room.

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