Brits Vote to Fine Boozed-up Aircraft Boarders

Nearly all of UK holidaymakers (95 per cent) think that drunk airline passengers should be fined for unruly behaviour onboard.

Research from a poll of over 3,000 people undertaken by travel specialists, Holiday Extras*, has revealed that only 5 per cent of people think that drunk passengers should be exempt from fines, with nearly half of those surveyed stating that drunken behaviour is “highly disruptive”.

Statistics also show that over a fifth of people think that boozy passengers should be fined up to £1,000 for causing a nuisance. This may result from the fact that as well as causing a disruption, drunken behaviour can cause delayed flights.

Commenting on the research, Ant Clarke Cowell at Holiday Extras said: “Drunken behaviour both at UK airports and on-board flights has been a key talking point in the news of late and these overwhelming statistics in favour of drunken passengers being fined highlights just how strongly people feel about this issue. In a time where we are working more than ever before, it is unsurprising that Brits want to relax and enjoy their holiday without disruption.”

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*Research by Holiday Extras completed with 3,801 people in August 2017.