Airplanes: Drinking at a Dangerous Cost BY ayal 2346 Drinking at a Dangerous Cost Why should passengers paying for costly flight tickets be bothered by the presence or behaviour of drunken passengers? undoubtedly, airway administrations already know what affect alcohol, especially excessive alcohol consumption, has on people, effects such as not being able to control their actions or thoughts, so why are they so careless? Also, surely they should care about the well-being and comfort of those passengers who do not like to be around people drinking, and they should respect assengers who do not want to be in a place where alcohol is provided.
Even worse, why do they not consider the minors travelling who usually get away with drinking onboard? According to Aeroflot statistics, In 2012 there were 450 incidents when drunk passengers violated rules on board Russian airlines. Yet, this does not stop most airways from providing drinks, thinking it will help them financially. Although relaxing for some, alcoholic drinks should be Illegal during plane flights because It encourages underage drinking among some passengers, allows the over indulgence f others, and causes discomfort for the other passengers on that plane.
In addition, even though there’s a law that forbids underage drinking on planes, plenty of underage passengers get served alcoholic drinks due to the laxity in enforcing this law on most airlines. Most flight attendants will serve minors without asking for Identification and will assume that the passenger Is of legal age. Some teenagers will ask their seat companions, also known as the adult next to them, to get the alcohol for them, and the teenager still will not be questioned.
Despite the attendant being t fault for unwittingly breaking the law, the minor knowingly broke It so they will usually be pulled aside for intoxication when they land and will have to miss their next flight, if not put under more severe consequences. Consequently, drinking onboard should be prohibited. Moreover, another reason drinking should be Illegal aboard a plane is that some airways allow their passengers to consume an unlimited amount of alcoholic drinks, for the companys financial benefit, not considering the safety of the other passengers.
For example, the Middle East Airlines allow the assengers to drink as much as they please, even though this could be very dangerous, so they will benefit from more people using their airlines. Over drinking will and has affected not only the drinker’s safety but also of the passengers In the plane, since he/she may perform harmful actions and may force the captain to land the plane causing worries and delays as to get the drunkard off the plane.
An example of this was on a Middle East flight from Saudi Arabia where one man had too much to drink and attacked a hostess grabbing her breasts and forcing the plane to land. Also, despite having most airways putting rules to the amount of liquor on a plane, some passengers bring their own extra liquor with them, drink them and only get off with a warning. Furthermore, another reason drinking should be prohibited on board is that because lots of passengers will not be comfortable having people arlnKlng around tnem tnus Delng In an annoylng ana Irrltatea state tne entlre journey.
For example, Islamic passengers do not like to be around or in a plane where drinks are being served so they will be disturbed during the flight. Non-drinkers may not even accept sitting beside someone who wants to drink. Also, because all classes of the plane are allowed drinks, some families onboard will not allow their child to be seated next to someone drinking for many reasons like the smell of the alcohol or even the inappropriate actions or language coming from the person drinking.
In contrast to all the harmful effects that happen when alcohol is served on planes, some people may argue that they find it a good way to relax; others may suggest that they are mature enough to control the amount of alcohol they consume so they should be free to decide, some Airlines would argue that forbidding alcohol would ive them great financial loss. So, some passengers find drinking soothing and easing for the mind, helping them even fall asleep.
However, attendants are not psychic and so are not able to tell which passenger relaxes while drinking and which of them gets high. During the flight, passengers are entitled to earphones to listen to music, a device they could watch movies on, other drinks like tea, and they could even take sleeping pills or Panadol to help them relax. The passenger could use any or all of these to relax for those couple of hours. Next, it is true that some passengers’ bodies re able to tolerate high amounts of alcohol and would argue to why there should be any reason to stop them from drinking.
But, these passengers do not realize that the effects are intensified at higher altitude and will leave them feeling more intoxicated more quickly in an airplane than on the ground since reduced pressure at altitude reduces the ability of the blood to absorb oxygen and the lack of moisture in cabin air causes one to absorb more fluids faster. The air inside a plane is much drier with a humidity level of 10 to 20 percent, compared to the typical indoor humidity level of 30 o 65 percent. The piece also mentioned that, according to the U. S.
Department of Transportation, the combination of dry cabin air and alcohol “may increase your chances of contracting a respiratory infection. ” So even a small amount can severely affect their bodies and impair their Judgement. Additionally, airlines think they are making more money selling people what they think would help them better enjoy their flight, when in fact they are endangering their passengers. What if, not like it does not often happen, a plane is facing some difficulties and procedures are needed o be taken by the passengers.
How in the world would an intoxicated passenger be able to understand or to follow any of the directions given? Furthermore, let us say that the passenger is able to control him/herself while sitting on board? How about when the plane lands and the passenger is supposed to get out of the plane and into the airport? How will he/she be able to get the alcohol instantly out of their system so they could walk, talk, or even drive in a proper manner? They will not be able to, even worse they will be pulled aside for intoxication when it is really the airline’s fault for erving the alcohol to begin with.
New research released recently reveals that up to 1. 7 million passengers have lost track of their alcohol consumption during a flight. All these dangerous scenarios can be avoided by prohibiting alcohol on planes, and the passengers will still be able to enjoy themselves and relax. All in all, airplane flights are already scary as is, and the stress of flying should not be further compounded with minors drinking, passengers overindulging, or bystanders being Dotnerea wltn Inapproprlate Denavlour. Altnougn Illegal, most minors get away wltn drinking on their flight.
Moreover, heavy drinkers fail to control the amount of alcohol they consume and end up affecting the safety of the plane. People travelling pay for costly tickets ensuring that they will have a safe and comfortable trip, so why should they be displeased due to carelessness of others on the flight? Have people actually gotten to the extent of not being able to postpone drinking for a couple of hours, even though it means ensuring their safety? Governments of all countries should seriously consider the effects of having alcoholic beverages on planes and make it officially illegal on all airlines!
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o Tata’s acquisition of Jaguar Land Rover
o Kraft’s acquisition of Cadbury
o AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV
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