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(Metro)   Irish-based Ryanair demands airports limit passengers to two alcoholic drinks. What a buzzkill. Why should pilots have all the fun?   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2017-08-15 01:14:06 AM  
Pilots? This is Ryanair. Don't they cost extra?
 
2017-08-15 05:56:54 AM  
The world is turning into a damn Afterschool Special
 
2017-08-15 07:00:09 AM  
Airports to Ryanair: "That'll be a 500Euro request submission fee (per airport), a 100Euro consideration fee, 50Euro printer paper fee, 400K printer ink fee (we have to replicate these things in triple-triplicate as per EU regulations), a 50KEuro environmental study fee, a 100KEuro business study fee ("can't have the airport bars going broke now, can we?"), 50KEuro administration fee (per report), and a 1MEuro baggage fee because fark you.
 
2017-08-15 07:39:45 AM  
Breathalizer test before boarding.
 
2017-08-15 07:40:02 AM  
It's the only way to be "brave" enough to fly them!

From the BBC article a 50% increase, from 255 people to 387. Out of how many hundreds of thousands of travelers through Heathrow in a year? Granted, these arseholes should be dealt with but banning or limiting everyone for a number this small is ridiculous.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40877229

/yes, I read an article
//?
///profit
 
2017-08-15 07:40:40 AM  
The person who is going to show up drunk for a flight and cause an issue will still show up drunk and cause an issue.
I have two questions about this, how often does this actually happen and isn't the boarding crew supposed to not allow visibly intoxicated people to board?
 
2017-08-15 07:52:47 AM  
Didn't Ryanair help create the culture of cheap, boozy holidays for yobbish Brits?
 
2017-08-15 08:04:13 AM  
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just a couple of drinks?, I guess I am ok with that.
 
2017-08-15 09:07:34 AM  
Alcohol is a hard drug and should be treated like it.

I'm not saying make it illegal, I'm saying make it a bit expensive and a small inconvenience to get.
 
2017-08-15 09:12:41 AM  
The fewer drinks the airport sells, the more the airline can sell.
 
2017-08-15 09:52:55 AM  

ptelg: Alcohol is a hard drug and should be treated like it.

I'm not saying make it illegal, I'm saying make it a bit expensive and a small inconvenience to get.


Your thinking is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2017-08-15 10:10:36 AM  
I had a flight from Chicago to Japan get cancelled after we'd all boarded and we had to deplane. There was a Rugby team on a "humanitarian" mission to Thailand (this was after the Tsunami) and they had all purchased massive amounts of duty free booze, which they spent the next six hours consuming in the airport while we waited for another plane.

Once we finally got our new plane and got on, we were delayed an hour while they ended up kicking most of the Rugby guys off after one of them puked all over the bathroom in the plane and there were several other altercations taking place either with the group or other passengers.

One can only assume that had they been forced to pony up airport prices for cocktails, they wouldn't have consumed as much.
 
2017-08-15 10:38:08 AM  
I think several wars were started in Ireland over 'two drinks maximum' policies.
 
2017-08-15 10:57:51 AM  

ptelg: Alcohol is a hard drug and should be treated like it.

I'm not saying make it illegal, I'm saying make it a bit expensive and a small inconvenience to get.


Where do you live? It's already a bit expensive and inconvenient to get.
 
2017-08-15 11:00:43 AM  
Hilarious.

First, Ryanair's the popular choice for the discerning Brit party yob, yearning to go to another country and act like an asshole. Second, Ryanair wants to exploit those folks and they can't do so if they're already liquored up before they get on the plane - they're not going to want to pay 5.6 euros for a nip bottle or 5 euros for a 12 oz. beer otherwise.
 
2017-08-15 11:05:02 AM  

Exluddite: The person who is going to show up drunk for a flight and cause an issue will still show up drunk and cause an issue.
I have two questions about this, how often does this actually happen and isn't the boarding crew supposed to not allow visibly intoxicated people to board?


My mother in law is an alcoholic(and a shiatty drunk, not some high functional person), and I've been through this.  If they show up drunk to the counter, they don't even get past baggage checkin.  If they notice at boarding, they'll deny boarding.  If there's a problem in the flight, they'll divert.  I know all of these things because these things have happened.  When you're boarding 300 people for a flight, boarding crew might not notice a few individuals who look like hell because they're drunk rather than look like hell because they're in an airport dealing with airport shiat.  As a frequent flier myself, I don't want those people on the plane because they end up causing delays or diversions.  Airports make big money at the bar, and Ryanair is right in that the people left cleaning up the mess are the airlines, but the other passengers are affected, too, and in worse ways.  I'm all for bartenders at airport bars required to have a more discerning eye on when to cutoff drinkers because fark you if you delay my flight again and force me to miss my connection(which then cascades everything that comes after it).
 
2017-08-15 11:06:23 AM  
It's believable that there actually is a problem that airports and airlines could address, but Ryanair  is such a bunch of assholes that no solution they propose could be the right one.
 
2017-08-15 11:20:15 AM  

bhcompy: Exluddite: The person who is going to show up drunk for a flight and cause an issue will still show up drunk and cause an issue.
I have two questions about this, how often does this actually happen and isn't the boarding crew supposed to not allow visibly intoxicated people to board?

My mother in law is an alcoholic(and a shiatty drunk, not some high functional person), and I've been through this.  If they show up drunk to the counter, they don't even get past baggage checkin.  If they notice at boarding, they'll deny boarding.  If there's a problem in the flight, they'll divert.  I know all of these things because these things have happened.  When you're boarding 300 people for a flight, boarding crew might not notice a few individuals who look like hell because they're drunk rather than look like hell because they're in an airport dealing with airport shiat.  As a frequent flier myself, I don't want those people on the plane because they end up causing delays or diversions.  Airports make big money at the bar, and Ryanair is right in that the people left cleaning up the mess are the airlines, but the other passengers are affected, too, and in worse ways.  I'm all for bartenders at airport bars required to have a more discerning eye on when to cutoff drinkers because fark you if you delay my flight again and force me to miss my connection(which then cascades everything that comes after it).


Then RyanAir can police their own flights, rather than shifting the cost of such policing to the airports. That's what it's all about, after all - RyanAir is all about maximizing profit, and couldn't give a wet slap about anything or anyone else.

And, yeah, had someone else asked, it might've been considered more objectively - but, it's RyanAir.
 
2017-08-15 11:31:56 AM  

Krieghund: It's believable that there actually is a problem that airports and airlines could address, but Ryanair  is such a bunch of assholes that no solution they propose could be the right one.


Yeah, I'm kind of torn here.  On the one hand, Brits on vacation are some of the worst people in the world and I've no doubt that said drunken assholes cause real problems when they fly.  On the other hand, Ryanair knows that this will make them money through increased in-flight liquor sales.
 
2017-08-15 11:33:46 AM  

ptelg: Alcohol is a hard drug and should be treated like it.

I'm not saying make it illegal, I'm saying make it a bit expensive and a small inconvenience to get.



I bet you're a blast at parties.

/Liquor is already expensive enough in my state (WA).
 
2017-08-15 11:41:55 AM  
I've been cut off on a flight before, so I'm really getting a kick out of these responses.

/Got upgraded to first, and said "yes" every time the FA asked if I wanted another.
//She was nice about it when she said that the Scotch would be my last drink, and it wasn't a big deal.
 
2017-08-15 11:42:46 AM  
Cunning Aer Lingus responds by hosting air booze cruises in repurposed cargo planes.
 
2017-08-15 11:43:33 AM  

Exluddite: The person who is going to show up drunk for a flight and cause an issue will still show up drunk and cause an issue.
I have two questions about this, how often does this actually happen and isn't the boarding crew supposed to not allow visibly intoxicated people to board?


As someone who has spent a lot of time in airport bars here is what happens.

People have 3-4 cocktails in the space on an hour and a half.  Then they realize they have to get on the plane.  They guzzle down another drink and a shot, board the plane, drink a bloody mary, then suddenly all that booze hits their blood, and they are shiatfaced.
 
2017-08-15 11:59:50 AM  
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2017-08-15 01:40:22 PM  
Translation: in-flight sales of alcoholic beverages are down.  Make the drunks wait until they're on the airplane and then charge them forty euros per drink.
 
2017-08-15 03:24:10 PM  
Don't you pretty much have to be shiatfaced to make it through a Ryanair flight anyway?
 
2017-08-15 11:12:01 PM  

theflatline: Exluddite: The person who is going to show up drunk for a flight and cause an issue will still show up drunk and cause an issue.
I have two questions about this, how often does this actually happen and isn't the boarding crew supposed to not allow visibly intoxicated people to board?

As someone who has spent a lot of time in airport bars here is what happens.

People have 3-4 cocktails in the space on an hour and a half.  Then they realize they have to get on the plane.  They guzzle down another drink and a shot, board the plane, drink a bloody mary, then suddenly all that booze hits their blood, and they are shiatfaced.


3-4 cocktails in 90 minutes? Sir I find that insulting
 
2017-08-16 02:32:14 PM  
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