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Ryanair Bans Alcohol On Traditionally Boozy Flight

Impacting Travel | Rich Thomaselli | April 06, 2015

Ryanair Bans Alcohol On Traditionally Boozy Flight

Ryanair is taking a semi-dramatic step to stem the tide of drunken passengers on one particularly rowdy and boozy flight route.

The low-cost European carrier told passengers in an email that the airline will no longer allow alcohol on flights from Glasgow, Scotland, to the Spanish party island of Ibiza after several incidents of inappropriate behavior.

Just last September video emerged from one of the flights of drunken passengers screaming, chanting obscenities, and stamping their feet.

Of course, the edict comes with a caveat — passengers can’t take their own alcohol on board. There’s nothing preventing them from getting all liquored up in the terminal prior to the flight, nor purchasing alcohol on the plane where, presumably, given the number of passengers and the amount of time for service, the booze flows more like molasses.

Nonetheless, Ryanair is giving it a shot.

Anyone flying to Ibiza from Glasgow received this email:

“Customers will not be allowed to carry alcohol on board and all cabin baggage will be searched at boarding gates. Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed in a suitable item of baggage, which will be tagged and placed in the aircraft hold free of charge. Customers attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel without refund or compensation. The comfort and safety of our customers and crew is our number one priority and we will not tolerate unruly behavior at any time.”

Here’s what it looked and sounded like seven months ago on the flight:

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