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Old 26th Oct 2016, 19:50
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Many moons back in my old company, we were downroute in Innsbruck, 7pm pickup it was- 7pm came and went, bus was here, crew all here, capt still missing. After an hour, Ops phoned, told us he'd been stopped in the lobby and blew 0.08

Turns out he'd used mouthwash, and was tested as he stepped out the elevator.

He was invited for tea and biscuits and now works in Sainsbury.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 14:47
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Landflap are you serious

Just about ruined my keyboard when I read your post.

There is only one rule in the UAE and that is the Golden Rule.

The man with the Gold makes the rule.
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Old 27th Oct 2016, 19:38
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Mach cover this one, and I have read it myself. "Anytime you are in uniform".

I have been tested 3 times in roughly 5 years. The paper you sign states that YOU will select and open the mouth piece used for testing. I have yet to be allowed to select mine. The tester has a glove on that has handled who-knows how many other samples that day.
All 3 of my test were legally invalid, and I recorded the 3rd one just incase. I use mouthwash morning and night.
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 11:30
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to further your story Kaptluet...he blew ZERO at the airport, bringing into question the validity of the test at the hotel,,,but since it was a big-beard pushing the issue, out the door he went...straight-up guy, and a personal friend...
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Old 28th Oct 2016, 16:13
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Agree. He was a good guy and I enjoyed getting to know him back then. Lost touch with him....

Old 29th Oct 2016, 03:03
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ok, can someone please enlighten us with some more FACTS in this case. I think it is 'highly unlikely' that you blow positive first, and then ZERO 1 hour later at the airport. Surely they ran a blood test, as would be normally required and that gave a final (bad) outcome...

Heard the story already some weeks back as it was a popular item on some sort of FO wattsapp group, but the version that went around then, was that the skipper could barely walk straight....

Would be interesting to hear the true story. I know, I shouldn't ask here, but we all know they are too busy with Destination PA's in the office.
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Old 29th Oct 2016, 03:16
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Why would it be highly unlikely to blow positive first and one hour later blow zero?
There has to be a point when you go from being positive to negative, it could even be 5 mins later otherwise you would always remain positive!

Granted if at the hotel you could barely walk it's unlikely you will read zero and the airport...

Where does the story in the press come from about the skipper refusing the test in the first place?
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Old 29th Oct 2016, 05:48
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Have they ever tested in the Perth hotel before? Any time that has occurred they have been tipped off and the entire crew is tested to make it look like it was random. Including an EK station staff. Generally tipped off by hotel staff.
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Old 29th Oct 2016, 11:25
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Rule 3 ; Just completed my external law degree & I am coming out to represent all you guys. Damn..........just ruined me own keyboard !
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