Guest

Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 9:39 am

A friend of mine will soon travel from England to Australia with Royal Brunei. The travel agent told him that all sectors are "dry" and no alcohol will be served. However the travel agent said that my friend would be allowed to take his own alcohol on the plane and consume it.
Would that be really allowed or is it just the travel agent being keen to get a commission from a ticket sale by telling lies?
 
hailstone
Posts: 381
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2000 9:42 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 9:42 am

common sense should tell your friend that if the flights are dry, they are for a reason, eg that the sultan frowns on alcohol - whilst consumption of alcohol is not illegal in brunei iyself is not illegal or banned.

i personally suggest that your friend refrains from inbibing for his 20-24 hours of transit.
one thing one can do without, same as smoking.
 
Guest

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 9:51 am

Brunei is a Moslem country,and alcohol is banned.


We're Nuts/Gundu
 
anzff
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri May 05, 2000 5:45 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 12:16 pm

Royal Brunei DO let you take alcohol onto the flight, and the flight attendants will serve it to you. But they don't actually supply the booze. But Hailstone is right - you'd be better doing without the alcohol for the long journey, especially as from the UK they stop in the middle east, and in Bandar, and sometimes in Singapore as well (although that might just be on Bandar-Europe rather than Europe-Bandar). In Business and First they have wonderful 'mocktails' of fruit juice though...
 
PerthGloryFan
Posts: 725
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2000 9:48 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 2:20 pm

Anzff is absolutely right on both issues - taking your own alcohol on Royal Brunei is permitted AND why bother anyway (heard of DVT?).

PeteH, where in Australia is your friend flying into to?

BI offer some great deals ex Australia, eg $999AUD PER-LHR (via Bandar Seri etc and Abu Dahbi) return, 3 times a week which is capturing the backpacker market.
I would be interested in knowing what they offered UK to Australia.

PGF
 
airlinefreak1
Posts: 249
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2000 5:13 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 6:03 pm

all royal brunei flights do not serve alcohol , however , passengers are ALLOWED to get their own alcohol and consume it during the flight .
i am sure , u can check this on raoyal brunei's web site .
 
hailstone
Posts: 381
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2000 9:42 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 7:19 pm

some folks support me on my previous view, some do not - regardsless of whether or not you can bring your own booze, respect the sultan !
 
Guest

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Wed Dec 06, 2000 9:11 pm

Respect the Sultain, Why?

Does he respect me, am i allowed worship in a church in Brunei? And what about his brother, did he respect anyone else in the world when he had money?

So please leave respect out of it.

If the rules state that you can bring alcohol on the flight, then your are prefectly entitled to do so. If on the other hand you are flying on Middle Eastern carriers who prohibit you from taking alcohol on any flights, then things become slightly more difficult.
 
Marco
Posts: 4005
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2000 3:41 pm

Ambasaid

Wed Dec 06, 2000 9:24 pm

I agree with you, I don't know what hailstone is going on about, who disrepected the sultan in the first place? I don't know why people aren't allowed to worship in churches in Brunei and Saudi, what happened to human rights?
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
airmale
Posts: 7125
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 4:48 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Thu Dec 07, 2000 3:58 am

i think Royal Brunei banned alcohol being served on its flights in the early 90s, the ruling also included the stewardesses to cover their heads(casually) and for the crew to take out time to pray??? as far the the alcohol ban is concerned im glad as its strictly forbidden in Islam, and there have been numerous cases of drunken brawls onboard and stewardesses being harassed so the ban is good, other carriers that dont serve booze onboard are Pakistan International, Ariana Afghan airlines, Saudi Arabian airlines and Iran air, PIA did serve booze on their flights till the late 70s and Iran air before the revolution,dont know about Ariana but im sure they must have atleast till before the the Russians ended their occupation, SV never did, the stewardess uniforms of Iran air and Saudi Arabian airlines have also gone through radical changes over the years turning to a conservative style, from previous skirts and pant suits, and i think Ariana does not employ stewardesses, as for the ruling regarding other faiths not being allowed to practice their religion in Saudi Arabia and Brunei and being kept away from Mecca and Medina, is in total contrast to the teachings of Islam, as a Muslim i find it very strange 
.....up there with the best!
 
Marco
Posts: 4005
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2000 3:41 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Thu Dec 07, 2000 5:22 am

Hi airmale thanks for your support I really think that Christians should be allowed to worship freely in Saudi! As for the alcohol part it may be forbidden in Islam (it's also forbidden in other religions such as Christianity, Hinduism but not as strictly followed) but each individal should still have the choice, some people may not be religious...
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
Guest

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Thu Dec 07, 2000 6:48 am

PerthGloryFan......my friend will fly Royal Brunei from London to Perth via Abu Dhabi and Bandar. His ticket cost 640 GBP and also allows him to stop over in Thailand for 3 weeks to meet me on his return journey. Excellent value for money considering my ticket from Manchester to Bangkok with Emirates for January was only 80 GBP cheaper.
Luckilly I'll have no problem getting alcohol on Emirates because even though I have flown often, I still need copious amounts of booze to calm my nerves! Fascinated by planes, but terrified of flying!
 
PerthGloryFan
Posts: 725
Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2000 9:48 pm

RE: Alcohol On Royal Brunei

Thu Dec 07, 2000 10:01 am

PeteH,
Make sure your friend packs only summer gear, plenty of sunscreen and, of course, a good thirst!
Just thought I'd mention that it's now 8.45am local in beautiful Perth, temperature is 25C and expected to climb to 32C today, but with practically no humidity and January will be more of the same.
Perfect beach or drinking   or flying weather - sorry to hear of your condition - fascination and fear seem closely linked, something to do with adrenalin I guess.

And yes BI does seem to offer good deals and, as I said, quietly threatening the local big boys.
I understand that Emirates has been trying to get into PER for some time, will be great when they do. PER to Europe with one stop in the ME will break the journey in the middle, better than PER-SIN/KUL/BKK-Europe (5-6 hrs then 12-14hrs)

PGF
 
Guest

Gundu

Thu Dec 07, 2000 4:52 pm

where did you get the idea that you can't drink in muslim countries? ever heard of Turkey, Morocco???
 
Marco
Posts: 4005
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2000 3:41 pm

Everett, Wa

Thu Dec 07, 2000 6:43 pm

In Iraq everyone used to drink alcohol regardless of what religion they belonged to! Even Muslims drink, take my word for it!  
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
Guest

Marco

Fri Dec 08, 2000 2:38 pm

that's what i'm saying Marco, in Turkey 99% of the population is muslim and almost all of them drink, and believe me, underground, even the Saudis drink. There is no such thing as a completely dry nation... Drinking is by no means forbidden in Turkey.
 
DaveT
Posts: 134
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:31 pm

RE: Marco

Fri Dec 08, 2000 2:53 pm

That's the thing about Airliners.net forum, we can go from "does Royal Brunai" allow personal consumption on board, all the the way to "the personal drinking habits" of muslims....

On a side note, I have read quite a bit about RB all the way down to the "gold" attachements in the First Class Lav., but is there a couple a decent english pubs in Bander one can stop in at during a typical 40C day?

"shaken, not sunnied.... ta!" (I don't think Bond ever said "ta".... not at least the real bond, Sir Sean.)