‘I’ve been sworn at, vomited on and touched inappropriately by drunken air passengers’

‘I’ve been sworn at, vomited on and touched inappropriately by drunken air passengers’

According to tonight’s Panorama programme there have been 387 arrests for drunken air behaviour in the last year, a rise of 50%. The numbers may well be much higher says a former flight attendant

When you’re trapped in a pressurised metal tube, hurtling through the sky at 500mph, it’s an unusual situation.

Certain stresses – not being in control, lower oxygen levels, having your personal space encroached, or just pure excitement for your destination – mean people like to use alcohol to either manage nerves or to celebrate. But what if those drinks affect you more than usual? What if they make you behave in a way that you never normally would.

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According to tonight’s Panorama programme there have been 387 arrests for drunken air behaviour in the last year, a rise of 50%. The numbers may well be much higher says a former flight attendant

When you’re trapped in a pressurised metal tube, hurtling through the sky at 500mph, it’s an unusual situation.

Certain stresses – not being in control, lower oxygen levels, having your personal space encroached, or just pure excitement for your destination – mean people like to use alcohol to either manage nerves or to celebrate. But what if those drinks affect you more than usual? What if they make you behave in a way that you never normally would.

Continue reading…

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