Wednesday, June 25, 2014

No tolerance for drunks on planes - Letters to the editor - The National - 26 June 2014

No tolerance for drunks on planes

A friend of mine recently flew in to Abu Dhabi from Mumbai on a non-UAE airline.

On-board the plane were many workers who had been drinking before the flight took off.

Despite seeing them in that condition, the airline staff served alcohol to them during the flight. This resulted in them becoming totally intoxicated, spilling their food and causing inconvenience to other passengers.

I was very sad to hear of this scenario. Airlines flying to the UAE should have guidelines that ensure that people who have consumed a high level of alcohol before a flight are not allowed to board.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi

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