OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 9735 times:
According to a pprune post:
"Yes it's a fact. A Captain on this morning's Royal Brunei was arrested after failing a breath test. He was due to operate a flight out of LHR. He was taken to Heathrow Police Station under arrest."
A346 From Germany, joined May 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 7804 times:
As far as I know there is no limit of alcohol that you can't fly an airplane like when you drive a car. At least was it like that as the incident happened I think 2 years ago.
But Lh has a regulation for Pilots and their FAs that they are not allowed to drink alcohol 12 hours prior to the flight.
As I know from talking to the FA she said, flying international, you party the first two days and the night before the flight everyone has his coke standing in front of him
Milehighclub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6694 times:
I used to run one of the more popular nightclubs in Dubai (EK crew were our most frequent guests, and the main draw for the other punters)..and it would shock me to see some the pilots and crew drinking to abandon till 3am - many of them "boasting" of their early morning departures the same morning.
I would always avoid EK morning flights for this reason....
I know its hard to believe but its true i assure you.
EI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 411 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6244 times:
I believe he was refering to the fact that there are other things that can cause you to fail a breath test. Things like Binaca, Listerene pocket packs, berath mints, toothpaste, etc. (think minty) can casue your BAL to skyrocket. I was involved in a program here in the States called Every 15 Minutes, to help prevent drunk driving of teens, and one of the activities we did was take a Brethalizer test before and after spraying Binaca, then the pocketpacks, etc. The results were interesting.