Ryanair ban booze on flights to Ibiza
Thinking of 'getting on it' on your flight to Ibiza? Thinking of stocking up in the airport so you can get bladdered in your hotel before hitting the clubs in San Antonio? Think again, as Ryanair have banned passengers from bringing duty-free booze onto flights to Ibiza from Bristol airport.
Dullards, feel free to point out that you can fly from other airports or that other airlines are available.
Anyway, this decision follows an incident where five blokes got booted off a flight to Ibiza after they were apparently drunk and abusive towards Ryanair staff.
Of course, you can still put your booze in the hold, but you can't have it on the flight with you.
Ryanair told passengers passengers: "Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed carefully in a suitable item of cabin baggage, which will be tagged at the gate and then placed in the aircraft hold free of charge."
"If the bag is unsuitable for placing in the hold (e.g plastic bag) then customers will be required to dispose of the alcohol in the bins provided. Boarding gates will be carefully monitored and customers showing any signs of anti-social behaviour or attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel without refund or compensation."
The Civil Aviation Authority said that they back the decision and pointed out that it is a criminal offence to be drunk on board an aircraft or to disobey the captain's orders. You've been warned, booze-hounds. You'll just have to get messy via the drinks that the flight serve on the trolleys, for 40 times the price.
Oh. We see what's going on here.