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Ryanair call for 2 drink limit at airports

Old 16th Aug 2017, 07:17
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Last year I made the mistake of booking a FR Friday night, 9.00pm flight out of BHX to PMI. I realised in the terminal that there were a group of lads getting rowdy and they were of course on my flight. Not a stag party just 20 or so going to shag an nuf for a long weekend.


All were split up on the plane but remained in rows of 3. Spanish crew - pilot had two rows of them up front prior to take off to warn them. I was towards the rear of the plane with one row of 3 immediately in front swearing away like it was going out of fashion. Trolley service virtually starts with me and then moves onto the 3 in front.


Guy on the aisle seat ...."We want 18 miniatures of Jack Daniels and 6 cans of Pepsi".... quoted in and paid in - converted bill was 97 and he parted with five twenties and informed the other two that was a fifth of his weekends money gone.


Landed PMI at just after midnight when we collected our car as they were all getting on a coach (could hear them 'singing' as we drove away) to "enjoy a night of Magaluf night clubs".
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 11:34
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During July 2018 I have booked myself on a 32 year old BAe146-100 taking-off from a very short runway ... And they wonder why I drink!
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 14:52
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."We want 18 miniatures of Jack Daniels and 6 cans of Pepsi".
Now I may be in danger of revealing too much about my age, but wasn't there a time when a 2 drink-limit was imposed on some carriers? (... probably in the USA)

Now I know that this will certainly hit on-board revenue, and sadly cabin crew commission, but might it not be possible to reinstate this rule for certain destinations or certain times/days on carriers where 'sobriety' and 'decorum' have never reached the ears (never mind the brains) of certain passengers?
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 17:49
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Originally Posted by 111KAB View Post
Last year I made the mistake of booking a FR Friday night, 9.00pm flight out of BHX to PMI. I realised in the terminal that there were a group of lads getting rowdy and they were of course on my flight. Not a stag party just 20 or so going to shag an nuf for a long weekend.


All were split up on the plane but remained in rows of 3. Spanish crew - pilot had two rows of them up front prior to take off to warn them. I was towards the rear of the plane with one row of 3 immediately in front swearing away like it was going out of fashion. Trolley service virtually starts with me and then moves onto the 3 in front.


Guy on the aisle seat ...."We want 18 miniatures of Jack Daniels and 6 cans of Pepsi".... quoted in and paid in - converted bill was 97 and he parted with five twenties and informed the other two that was a fifth of his weekends money gone.


Landed PMI at just after midnight when we collected our car as they were all getting on a coach (could hear them 'singing' as we drove away) to "enjoy a night of Magaluf night clubs".
This is what I don't understand about UK 'lad' culture.

You can drink freely in the UK, whenever you want, as much as you want, pretty much wherever you want. If you are looking for cheap booze you can find it on the high street and in the shops with barely any hassle and at a fraction of the price you can get it at an airport and especially on the plane! So where is the logic behind getting tanked up in the airport and then on board drinking even more? Unless they were all oil rig workers or ex-pats on leave from Saudi, I cannot see the need to act like this and even then, surely the partying can wait until you're actually in the resort? For your own self respect at least.

Maybe some refused entry to Spanish airports after Brexit will kick a few of these people into line? Once they lose fast track access and have to stand in a passport line for an hour or so, only to be refused for being blind drunk maybe then they will have time to think about their behaviour? They won't have any automatic right to enter Spain in about 18 months, so the authorities can be as jobs worthy as they like towards UK pissheads. If that's what it takes to stamp this pathetic culture out then I'm all for it.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 00:08
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In Australia, miners on fly in/fly out contracts to remote sites are deliberately taken to the airport as late as possible by the company to avoid them getting tanked up prior to take off. After check in its straight to the gate as boarding has already started.
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Old 17th Aug 2017, 20:05
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Originally Posted by Metro man View Post
In Australia, miners on fly in/fly out contracts to remote sites are deliberately taken to the airport as late as possible by the company to avoid them getting tanked up prior to take off. After check in its straight to the gate as boarding has already started.
Not just in Australia. Same thing used to happen at EDI. Years ago I checked in charter flights to Greenland for some drilling company, I forget exactly what they did, but I know booze was not allowed on site and they would be gone for weeks on end. Anyway, the rep from the company had to go through the bags pre-check in and make sure they had no booze in there. they were forbidden from buying any booze in the airport, again their bags were checked at the gate. The check in desk opened an hour before the flight, closed a -30, boarding started at -25, so no chances at all to get to the bars.

If only all flights could be the same.
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