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Old 16th Jul 2019, 22:25
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Yorkshire Airport

Another aviation 'fly on the wall' documentary ... well-intentioned, lightweight and mostly enjoyable, but very similar to 'Airline', 'Heathrow, London's Busiest Airport' and many others ... and dare I mention very close to 'Come Fly With Me'!

Pleasant individuals doing their jobs .... but OH! I read threads here and in the UK press about drunk passengers being removed sadly at the end of their flight or being the reason for a divert ... with a guaranteed delay for an Ibiza departure with plenty of colourful characters about to head off 'on holiday', I was sorry to see that there was no way of limiting their access to alcohol during the 6-7 hours before their departure, and the 'play nice' attitude of the Swissport supervisor - a lovely girl with a pretty horrible job trying to assess the state of those who had been imbibing liberally when lining up to board the plane.

So often it seems that we are exposed to a game of 'ping pong' between gate staff and cabin crew as to who is too incapacitated (drunk) to fly. Although everyone was allowed to board according to the commentary, I wonder how many of those on board could have reacted speedily and correctly to an evacuation had one been necessary ....

Might it be worth having to show one's boarding card when buying alcohol in the airport pub (as you have to do in the duty free shop) and that the till notes how many drinks have been purchased and 'cuts off the purchaser' after a certain amount?
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Old 16th Jul 2019, 23:16
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Your suggestion at the end makes a lot of sense.
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 09:59
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I was informed by a colleague only yesterday that it happened to him some years back travelling through Amsterdam on a five hour layover. Drinking to pass the time he was finally refused service and told he had reached his limit. Went to another bar and was told the same. Don't know if this is still the case, but the system had him tracked.
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 13:32
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In the mid 1980s at Copenhagen airport, I saw a guy with 8 empty cans of 'Elephant Beer' - real 'fallover water' - in front of him. His flight was called, he stood up and fell over dead to the world! Carried off on a stretcher!
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 13:38
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Yorkshire Airlines

Much better behaved here:
(It's not the passengers drinking!)
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Old 17th Jul 2019, 15:59
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Originally Posted by Alsacienne View Post
Might it be worth having to show one's boarding card when buying alcohol in the airport pub (as you have to do in the duty free shop) and that the till notes how many drinks have been purchased and 'cuts off the purchaser' after a certain amount?
They won't as its low cost and that's how the airport makes money.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 08:58
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They won't as its low cost and that's how the airport makes money.
Cynical but oh so true............!!
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 11:48
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Originally Posted by eko4me View Post
I was informed by a colleague only yesterday that it happened to him some years back travelling through Amsterdam on a five hour layover. Drinking to pass the time he was finally refused service and told he had reached his limit. Went to another bar and was told the same. Don't know if this is still the case, but the system had him tracked.
Either a sophisticated system for tracking alcohol purchases via the boarding pass, or he was shitfaced and looked it?

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Old 18th Jul 2019, 12:34
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Originally Posted by double_barrel View Post
Either a sophisticated system for tracking alcohol purchases via the boarding pass, or he was shitfaced and looked it?
Boarding pass apparently and the limit wasn't that large - especially for a five hour layover.
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Why are all the Jet 2 logos pixelated out ?
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 13:05
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Why are all the Jet 2 logos pixelated out ?
Probably because Jet2 wouldn't cough up the fees wanted by the TV production company.
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