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once upon a time you could smoke on Aircraft and an Airline called Paramount based inBristol banned it...At the time it was unthinkable but now its the norm.I think its about moderation but today,s travel means a easy jet flight or ryanair flight and the cross section of passengers is so mixed now ..its not just holiday makers onboard or or business travelers now all on one Aircraft yoo have a real mix of people and cultures d including leisure passengers and families travelling on their holidays more mature passengers travelling for a city break or business travelers or Stag and Hen Parties so the social impact mixed with the close proximity of a drunk passenger can be horrifying if you get a bad bunch of people ,,The impact on Children is damaging.
I agree with Giles in many ways but one Airline needs to lead the way and maybethat Airline will change the industry as Paramount did i hate the thought of a nanny state but regrettably we are in a booze culture in the UK and this does not stop when people fly it gets worse - personally on flights of less than 3 hrs i would ban sales of any alcohol on board the lost revenue to the Airline on such a short sector is not extensive and they can look to up sale other products and have the stowage to do this
I appreciate there may be nervous fliers who need a drink or 2 before their flight but these people are not the majority who are causing the issues of concern.
Who will be brave from the LCs and be the new Paramount...ALL will follow i can assure you of that..its a good story and has ALL the passengers health and well being in mind
The issue is with the individuals who are drinking too much and/or behaving inappropriately rather than when and where alcohol is served. It is possible to buy alcohol at almost any time of day and get on trains or buses but nobody is talking about this, which is exactly the same issue around safety and enjoyment/comfort of other passengers. What about airport lounges - will drink be limited here or will those who go to lounges be exempt? What about people buying duty free and drinking it before they get on board to get round such a rule? Maybe better to be clear on consequences of what will happen if people's behaviour is unacceptable, whether drunk or sober. And for airlines to support police in prosecuting individuals and sharing data to ban those who are causing these issues.
At Easter I travelled Manchester to Prague to visit my son, sadly with Jet2. At check-in the Jet2 staff ( not a 3rd party) refused to stop a party of drunks to board through pure intimidation. The aircraft returned to the gate - police called - the party taken off and we were 2h 24 mins late at Prague. My pre-booked taxi had gone, I missed my last train to Bratislava and stayed overnight in Prague resulting in my paying more than the air-ticket. Jet2's attitude - HARD LUCK, compensation GET STUFFED.
Will Mr Kenny Jacobs ask his Boss to stop selling it on all his planes, NO WHY because PROFITS come before CUSTOMER SAFETY . There is NO reason other that pure profit for booze of any kind to be sold on Aircraft or at Airports we should all leave our drinking till we get to our destinations
What illiterate utter nonsense and drivel, quite normal. Easier to ask Corbyn to next Tory Christmas party.