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Duty Free Alcohol Banned on UK Flights to Prevent Drunken Air Rage

Well that takes all the fun away from the Hooligans going to Mallorca

Alcohol-fueled air rage is becoming a problem for many UK airline companies. While incidents remain fairly rare, they are serious enough to prompt an all-out ban of alcohol bought from duty free shops

Most British airline companies already have in place a similar policy, saying you can’t open a container you brought on board the plane while you’re still on the plane. In other words, if you want to drink anything, you’d better be ready to pony up the cash and buy from the flight attendant’s cart.

Now, World Duty Free, which runs 22 stores in the country’s largest airports, including Heathrow, Manchester and Gatwick, is actively setting out to reinforce that ban. It will be doing so by selling all alcohol containers in sealed bags, The Times reports, citing a spokesperson for the chain.

So, if you buy any alcoholic beverage from a World Duty Free shop, regardless of the size of the bottle, you will get it in a sealed bag. All the bags are strong enough for you to need a knife or scissors to open it, and you won’t get either while on the plane because they’re not allowed on board.

“The impact [of these incidents] can be serious for fellow passengers, employees working in the air and at the airport,” the spokesperson says, admitting that drunken air rages are yet to become common. “The industry is working together to tackle this problem and make disruptive behavior such as this socially unacceptable.”

“The vast majority of our customers understand that the alcohol we sell can only be consumed when they reach their destination, and this message is already clearly conveyed at tills, on receipts and on bags,” the same spokesperson explains.

Only a few days ago, a flight from Gatwick to Tenerife saw one such incident, when 2 drunk men got into a fight over a woman. The female passenger was walking around the plane barefoot, and one man took issue with it, prompting a violent response from her boyfriend. One of the male passengers bit the other on the nose by the time the plane landed, and both were dragged away in handcuffs

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Pointless.

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Pointless.

The bar is still open.
I can,t disagree with you.

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And once again, actions of a few dictate laws and reductions in freedom for the masses. Makes a lot of sense...
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Breatherlize them before they board the plane if there over the limit they miss there flight and holiday .
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Breatherlize them before they board the plane if there over the limit they miss there flight and holiday .
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Bar's still open on the plane...so you can still become a drunkin jerk, you're just going to pay out the nose for it.
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Sounds more like an excuse for cost-cutting.


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You can't smoke either !!! Gone are the days when aircraft were filled with people drinking and smoking, and the outflow valve exit at the back of the fuselage was stained brown with nicotine !!!


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You can't smoke either !!! Gone are the days when aircraft were filled with people drinking and smoking, and the outflow valve exit at the back of the fuselage was stained brown with nicotine !!!
Ironically, the recirc air was more healthy back then.
There was an article a year ago that the recirc now contains more germs.
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Ironically, the recirc air was more healthy back then.
There was an article a year ago that the recirc now contains more germs.
Guaranteed to come home with a bug !

Just ban all Alcohol before and on the plane like smoking all ready is .
Maybe just a matter of time before an incident when someone drunk decides to open the plane door midflight .
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Technically, buying Duty Free* in the UK and then travelling on a UK carrier are you not still within the UK until you arrive at your destination thereby the alcohol cannot be drunk until at the destination?

* there is no such thing as duty free when traveling within the EU.
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Alcohol pads are the solution keeps the bugs away and you still can get a Buzz if they cut you off on them long flights.


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