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Is Southwest More Strict About Flying Drunk?  
User currently offlineMainrunway From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 175 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6384 times:

it sure seems that way on the tv show "Airline". I've seen and flown with a lot of very drunk people without a word being said to them. Sometimes the crew continues to sell them more booze on the flight as well. It is possible that SWA is just being so strict because the film crew is there.

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User currently offlineFLY2LIM From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1184 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

It is possible that SWA is just being so strict because the film crew is there.

Stick a camera in your face and you start acting different. No airline crew (any airline) is as diligent about this as what you see on the show. I have seen people who were piss drunk on flights.
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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6340 times:

I think that the employees are going to act more strict when the cameras are present. I'm sure none of them want to be caught on camera letting a drunk passenger on board. When being filmed, they are probably instructed to go by the book, and don't deviate from airline policies.

Harry



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User currently offlineA320FA From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6318 times:

Federal Aviation Regulations # 121.575 Alcoholic Beverages

No carrier may allow any person to board an aircraft if that person appears to be intoxicated...... The FAA maybe watching?


User currently offlineODwyerPW From Mexico, joined Dec 2004, 853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6309 times:

I was flying Qantas from LAX to AKL (NZ) almost 2 yrs ago. While serving breakfast the chap next to me and my wife asked for a glass of wine. The stewardess looked at him and chimed, "Cranberry Juice"? The chap accepted. He'd had a little too much to drink with the dinner meal and had requested it several times more throughout the night.


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User currently offlineOkie From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3009 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6302 times:

I have seen people who were piss drunk on flights.

Well me too!!!

One has to realize that on other carriers that have assigned seating there is not a major issue about your seat as long as you arrive ahead of flight times. Just arrive at the gate scan your pass and move on.

WN overbooks and then its pretty easy to target someone who has been overserved and arrives at the gate late to be a candidate for a latter flight. Just my observation that most people who have been overserved tend to be a little more confrontational when their plans are derailed. I would suspect that WN does not get percentage wise anymore inebriated passengers than other carriers.

Okie




User currently offlineSilver1SWA From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 4782 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6285 times:
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Sunday morning, our first departure at SJC, a man that turned 21 the night before had been drinking all night. I'm in the jetway to keep warm before we push, and here comes this guy making an entrance...he gets on the plane. The F/A's come out and express their concern that he may be drunk. The ops agent comes down, calls a CSA and they proceed to take the proper action, and remove the man from the flight. They put him on a flight later in the morning after he has a chance to sober up. There were no cameras...


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6258 times:

This stuff goes on all the time, cameras or not. But the fact that the cameras are present will cause the employees to work more by-the-book, and not allowing rules to be bent, where they might be in other cases.

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

Its good entertainment. WN gets to be the good guy every time. They try hard to have that we care attitude. So many folks drink before, after, and while flying. Some try to calm nerves by drinking.

UAL


User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2000 posts, RR: 23
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6185 times:
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There's a reason why they didn't select PHX or LAS for filming AIRLINE. The LAS flights are absolutely legend! If WN applied the rules as uniformly strict as you see on the TV show, they would be running 30% load factors to/from Vegas, and about 50% load factors to/from PHX.

edited for spelling

[Edited 2005-01-11 23:53:33]


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