Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Sep 2011
Total posts 302
Air NZ Crew too drunk for flight. It's big headlines across the Tasman - read the NZ Herald and others. Should they all be sacked? I say yes, without a doubt.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 07 Feb 2013
Total posts 431
Without a doubt, you would be surprised if you knew just how regularly this happens without being detected. Maybe not drunk but not 0
Member since 12 Mar 2014
Total posts 115
I hope you meant just the cabin crew..? Either way, you'd think so. Couldn't be too many industries around with a tolerance for being drunk on the job. Especially so in one where employees are granted some degree of responsibility for public safety, etc, etc.
Its a misleading title, crew weren't breathalysed and caught drunk prior to flight, all crew were getting on the piss while maintenance was hapenning to fix a fault, the point is that if the fix was successful then the crew obviously would not be ready to fly.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
I read original article and IMHO all issue is exaggerated. As I understood they was not “drunk” by any means, but just break 12-hour "bottle to throttle" no-drinking rule. Not saying that anything good about it – they indeed should be more responsible. From other hand kudos to Air NZ not to sweep matter under the carpet .
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