Flying dry: Early morning pre-flight drinking could become a thing of the past as airport bars and restaurants could be forced to operate under normal drinking hours law – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
April 18, 2018

Flying dry: Early morning pre-flight drinking could become a thing of the past as airport bars and restaurants could be forced to operate under normal drinking hours law

The Christmas season is well and truly over and by now most of us are thinking about our long awaited summer holidays which will surely blow away the cobwebs, however if you are one those holidaymakers who likes to have swift pint or two before you board your flight you maybe set for a disappointment in the near future as the pre-flight drink could become a thing of the past.

In a move which could very well reach Irish airports the UK Home Office is looking to make it law that airport bars and restaurants cannot sell alcohol before 10am.

According to media outlets in the UK the British Government are looking to stamp out in flight disruption and believe that the eradication of pre-flight binge drinking on earlier flights would go a long way to halting the pesky minority who cause such disruptions.

Although the move has not been discussed here it could very well become a reality especially with airline companies such as Ryanair already pushing to have the laws changed in most countries.

Last summer the airliner submitted proposals that would put an end to binge drinking before flights by requesting that airport bars and restaurants only sell a minimum of two drinks per passenger before any flight.   

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