Passengers back airlines’ alcohol ban plan

Published on : Wednesday, November 9, 2016

jet2The plan to curb passengers’ alcohol consumption prior to and during early morning flights, have received an overwhelming support from most of the holidaymakers.


Nearly three quarters of respondents to take part in research conducted by World Travel Market said such a measure was a positive move to curb “air rage”, while more than a quarter of the 1,000 surveyed said they had experienced a disruptive passenger on a flight.


According to the data from International Air Transport Association, alcohol or drug intoxication was a factor in 23 per cent of the 10,854-plus “air rage” incidents worldwide last year.


Aviation law forbids anyone being drunk on an aircraft, and airlines have a right to refuse to carry passengers that they consider to be a potential risk to the safety of the aircraft.


Jet2 has refused travel for more than 500 passengers since 2015 due to bad behaviour; over 50 of these have been given lifetime bans.


Phil Ward, the managing director of Jet2, said the airline urged airports and retailers to follow its lead and “adopt the same sensible approach” and introduce “tamper-proof bags for the sale of alcohol at duty-free shops”.


Ryanair, meanwhile, has banned passengers to Ibiza from bringing any alcohol into the aircraft cabin, because so many were swigging their own supplies on flights to the island.

Tags: , ,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 04 imex-frankfurt 2017
  • 09 connectasia wtm 2017
  • 12 HMS_Thailand 17
  • 14 PAS 2017
  • 15 posidoniaseatourism 2017
  • 16 bitf 2017
  • 16 itehk 2017
  • 18 sahic 17
  • 19 hotelcee 2017
  • 19 Russia Hotel 2017
  • 20 boutiquehotelsummit 2017
  • 43 PATA


More Events...
Get our toolbar!
Review on