Ryanair Steward to Face Jail Time After Downing Jack Daniel’s Mid-Flight
The return of booze to airlines has brought the return of bad behavior — from the travelers but also flight attendants. This week, Sam Thompson, a flight attendant on duty for Ryanair, clocked in at four times over the alcohol limit for cabin crew during a flight, according to the Sun.
The steward was arrested and fired after he was caught on camera downing a small bottle of wine and drinking Jack Daniel’s Whiskey while the flight was in progress. The 26-year-old admitted to the Chelmsford magistrates’ court to being impaired by alcohol and has been threatened with jail time by a prosecutor there.
The legal limit for flight attendants in the United Kingdom is 9 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath, significantly lower than the legal limit for driving of 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters.
Diario británico The Sun: El tripulante de cabina Sam Thompson, de 26 años, fue atrapado tomando vino y Jack Daniels de un carrito de bebidas frente a un pasajero a bordo de un vuelo de Ryanair. Fue arrestado al aterrizar tras el capitán ser alertado. pic.twitter.com/dY3lKPCCYK
— ó ✈︎ (@Conradoaviacion) May 24, 2022
The above tweet posted by Conrado Aviation translates to say: “British newspaper The Sun: Cabin crew Sam Thompson, 26, was caught drinking wine and Jack Daniels from a drinks trolley in front of a passenger on board a Ryanair flight. He was arrested upon landing after the captain was alerted.”
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