Air travellers warned of drink risks
Holidaymakers have already been warned their getaways could possibly be ruined should they drink an excessive amount of at airports or on flights.
The travel industry unveiled its One WAY TOO MANY campaign on social displays and media at 10 UK airports, including Manchester and Gatwick, weekend before what’s often their busiest.
Passengers are increasingly being reminded they may be denied boarding, and face jail or fines for serious incidents.
A recent BBC investigation found a 50% upsurge in arrests of drunken flyers.
The government in addition has indicated that restrictions on the sale of alcohol at airports could possibly be introduced amid reports that disruptive incidents on flights “generally” involved passengers who had had alcohol before boarding.
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The new campaign from the united kingdom Travel Retail Forum, the Airports Operators Association, the International Air Transport Association and Airlines UK tells travellers to “Fly responsibly or you can pay the purchase price”.
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, Newcastle Stansted and Southampton will be the other airports engaging.
Passengers arrested for disrupting a flight could be jailed for to 2 yrs and fined £ up;5,000. They might also face an airline ban and become responsible for a fee as high as £80,000 in case a flight is due to them to be diverted.
Rafael Schvartzman from the IATA, said: “While we have to understand that disruptive passenger incidents remain relatively rare…
“Airlines have a zero-tolerance method of unruly behaviour and cabin crew and passengers have the right to a flight clear of disturbance and harassment.”
Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg, said: “Disruptive passengers have the potential to ruin other’s flights, which campaign can be an important new step to make sure all passengers know about the results they face should they behave disruptively after drinking before or up to speed a flight.”