Nearly every inflight disturbance involves alcohol.
Last month before her flight a woman drank alcohol and then bragged she was rich, demanded more alcohol, slapped a flight attendant and banged on the cockpit door.
Here’s the woman being ejected from the aircraft in Dallas:
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In May a Love & Hip Hop star was booted from a Delta flight for coming onboard glass of wine in hand.
A couple of weeks ago a drunk ‘girls gone wild’ bachelorette party was kicked off a Ryanair flight. In June drunk passengers met each other and simulated having sex in their seats on a Ryanair flight.
Alcohol and flying seem not to mix sometimes, especially on European low cost carriers.
Seeming to recognize this, Ryanair has called for airports to crack down on selling alcohol to drunk passengers. They want to ban sale of alcohol before 10 a.m. and to limit the number of drinks that can be sold to a passenger.
Ryanair even gets their moral indignation on,
Ryanair accused airports of profiting from allowing limitless drinking in terminals. The carrier’s marketing director, Kenny Jacobs, said: “It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences.
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Here’s the thing, though: notice that they don’t want to stop selling alcohol themselves and in fact by preventing people from boozing it up before flight, they’ve got customers more likely to want to buy from the airline.
Ryanair flight attendants even have a quota for onboard sales.
The airline could choose not to sell alcohol on its flights. They could reduce the pressure on crew to generate revenue from inflight sales. They could take it upon themselves to prevent intoxicated passengers from boarding.
Instead they offer this crusade in the public interest to limit compensation in alcohol sales to Ryanair passengers. Mighty convenient, wouldn’t you say?