Search Holidays

Bad Behaviour Sparks Duty Free Ban

It’s currently one of the busiest times of the year for airports with thousands of travellers heading off on their well-earned summer breaks. For many, the holiday starts from the minute you hit the airport, enjoying your first tipple no matter what time of the day it is.

And let’s face it we’re all guilty of taking that photo of our first airport drink and uploading it onto Facebook.

But did you know it’s actually illegal to be drunk on an aircraft?

Once on board the aircraft, and 37,000 feet above ground there really is nowhere to escape from the rowdy group who have purchased their own duty free alcohol and continue to top up throughout the flight.

In recent months, there has been an increase in air rage incidents under the influence of alcohol. So, after recent problems with rowdy passengers and unacceptable behaviour, Ryanair has decided to ban duty free alcohol on all flights from the UK to Ibiza.

This change means any alcohol purchased in duty free needs to be placed in a suitable cabin bag, this will be tagged when you arrive at the boarding gate and placed in the hold. If you have no bag, or the bag you have is deemed unsuitable, unfortunately the only place for your alcohol is the bin.

If any passengers are found concealing alcohol or showing any signs of unruly behaviour, they will be denied travel without any refund or compensation.

With all this in mind, the question is will other airlines follow suit? And if they do how do you think this will affect your holiday experience?

Do you always head to airport duty free? Have your say here and tell us what you think.