Having an alcoholic drink on a flight is nothing new; whether it’s to calm your nerves because of a fear of flying, or to get you in the mood for your holiday, we’ve all done it.
Alcohol on flights can, however, cause behaviour which may be disruptive to other passengers, especially on flights to supposed ‘party destinations’.
It is for this reason that Ryanair have decided to ban alcohol purchased from duty free on their flights from the UK to Ibiza, to prevent passengers consuming large amounts and as a result, causing issues for airline staff and other passengers.
A statement released by the airline states that the change is to improve “comfort and safety” of passengers and crew and that “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”.
The airline has also stated that their boarding gates will be closely monitored, bags will be searched and any attempts to conceal alcohol will result in refusal of travel without refund. Any items which cannot be safely stored in the hold must be disposed of before the passenger may board their flight.
Do you think the ban is a good thing? Always check with the airlines before you travel to stay in the know of all important policies on your next On the Beach holiday…