27 JULY 2015


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Article from BTNews 27 JULY 2015

Ryanair and drink

Ryanair has banned passengers bringing duty-free alcohol onto its UK to Ibiza flights in an effort to stamp out drink-related problems on board.

It has told passengers there will be searches at departure gates and that customers 'showing any signs of anti-social behaviour or attempting to conceal alcohol' will be denied travel without refund or compensation.

Instead, any alcohol purchased at airport duty free shops must be placed in the hold luggage or disposed of at the gate.

"If the alcohol is unsuitable for placing in the hold (eg a plastic bag) then customers will be required to dispose of the alcohol in the bins provided," said the airline.

The new rules have been sent to customers in an email and apply to flights from all UK airports.

The move comes as low-cost rival Jet2 called for industry-wide action to tackle a 'shocking' rise in disruptive passenger behaviour, often drink related. (See BTN 8 July)

It is calling for a database to be developed so that information on disruptive passengers can be shared among airlines.

Jet2 has slapped a lifetime ban on three passengers on a flight from Glasgow to Dalaman who it claims were spitting, stripping, stealing and swearing on board.   www.ryanair.com

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Mike Pitman,

Few people can get disruptively drunk between the UK and IBZ so the real problem seems to be steamed up pax being permitted to board in the first place which is as far as I know, illegal in itself?