Last updated: 03:30 PM ET, Mon August 17 2015

Who Are The Biggest Pre-Flight Boozers?

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | August 17, 2015

Who Are The Biggest Pre-Flight Boozers?

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A new research report from the British-based Holiday Extras yielded some surprising results about alcoholic consumption among the Brits before a holiday flight.

Young, professional men between the ages of 25 and 34 were the biggest pre-flight drinkers among males according to the poll, something of a surprise given the age gap and the assumption that younger males would seemingly better fit the demographic.

According to eTurbonews, one in 10 people in this age group admitted to drinking a minimum of eight units pre-flight, the equivalent of more than half a bottle of wine or three pints of beer.

What was more surprising, however, was the finding that women over the age of 65 drink more alcohol than any other age group for their gender before a holiday flight. Women over 65 are four times more likely to consume in excess of eight units of alcohol than the average British citizen, the survey said.

The research also shows that almost half of Brits have witnessed alcohol related problems at the airport.


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