No spirits on board, please

No spirits on board, please

Airline issues new rules for passengers taking alcohol on board

Ryanair customers travelling to Spanish destinations will not be allowed to consumer their own booze.

A clampdown on passengers tanking up on their own booze on board Ryanair flights is being introduced, the aim to tackle anti-social behaviour on a number of the airline’s most popular routes.

Travellers from the UK to Spanish destinations including Ibiza, Malaga, Palma, Tenerife, Alicante, and Barcelona will see strict rules enforced on bringing spirit bottles onto the aeroplane, and those unable to abide by the changes will have their drinks disposed of.

The proposals introduced by Ryanair will see alcohol tagged before it is taken on board, stored appropriately, with passengers not allowed to consume alcoholic drinks purchased ahead of travel on the aeroplane. While the airline insists it is not “banning” or “confiscating” duty-free alcohol, it will email details of the changes to customers ahead of travel, with the promise that passengers “attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel”.

Part of the email reads: “Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed carefully in a suitable item of cabin baggage, which will be tagged at the gate and then placed in the aircraft hold free of charge. If the bag is unsuitable for placing in the hold (e.g. plastic bag) then customers will be required to dispose of the alcohol in the bins provided.

“Boarding gates will be carefully monitored and customers showing any signs of anti-social behaviour or attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel without refund or compensation.”

Falstaff Editorial Team
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