Bad behaviour on flights skyrockets

Steep rise in incidents of drunk and abusive behaviour
The number of incidents of drunk and abusive behaviour on flights is skyrocketing, according to new findings reported by the BBC.
Figures for passengers being arrested for drunken behaviour on flights or at airports in the UK rose 50% over the year until February 2017, to 387 arrests, the BBC’s Panorama program found.
“People just see us as barmaids in the sky,” says Ally Murphy, a former Virgin Airlines cabin crew manager. “I was pulled into an upper-class bed by a passenger who was feeling particularly lucky, I guess.
She adds: “They would touch your breasts, or they’d touch your bum or your legs, or I’ve had hands going up my skirt before. It’s rage-inducing and you shouldn’t have to deal with that.
“I guess I never reported it to the police because, sadly, and this is completely wrong and only really occurring to me now, you kind of just accept it as part of the job. And it shouldn’t be.”
Another flight attendant describes how airline workers had found “countless” bottles of vodka brought onboard by passengers, some of the worst routes being to the Spanish airports of Alicante, Ibiza and Palma.
The Balearic ministry of tourism has called for high fines to tackle the problem and a ban on alcohol sold on flights.
BBC / The Guardian


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