DialAFlight Survey Shows High Levels of Drinking on Fli
November 19, 2009 10:30 AM Eastern Time
LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--A recent survey conducted by DialAFLight suggests that frequent travellers are heav
alcohol to get them through flights.
The research shows that 53% of people have drunk more than two units while waiting to board a plane, whilst a third have been dru
The figures suggest that holidaymakers are abusing alcohol in increasing numbers, without considering the attached risks to themselv
A spokesperson from DialAFlight said: "We would remind passengers to know their limits, and behave responsibly while flying.
"Passengers will often have a drink in the airport lounge or on the aircraft and we do not want to stop people enjoying themselves, b
that they know when they’ve had enough. They forget that alcohol has double the effect at altitude”.
The survey comes after a man from Cardiff was imprisoned earlier this year for being drunk on a plane travelling between Egypt and
was arrested on landing and told he had shown a "reckless disregard" for safety on the busy flight, after having downed a bottle of v
Sergeant Barry Attwater, based at Bristol International Airport, said: "There is no justification for getting drunk on an aircraft and an
shows a reckless disregard for the other people on the plane.
"As well as 200 other passengers having to put up with the drunken behaviour, passengers who are drunk are a serious risk to the s
and may even cause the flight to be diverted to a nearby airport so that they can be removed from the aircraft.
"I would urge passengers to stop and consider how they would feel if a drink resulted in them gaining a criminal record."
Being drunk on an aircraft is an offence punishable by a jail sentence, according to the Air Navigation Orders Act of 2005.
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