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Ryanair Calls For Two-Drink Pre-Flight Limit At Airports

By Dave Simpson

Ryanair is pushing for a two-drink pre-flight limit to be enforced by British airports following the revelation that the number of airplane passengers detained in the UK for anti-social behavior while under the influence of alcohol doubled last year.

According to The Irish Times, the airline is appealing to airports to prohibit the purchase of alcohol before 10am and limit the amount of drinks sold to two per boarding pass.

Commenting on the proposal, Ryanair's chief marketing officer, Kenny Jacobs, stated, "This is an issue which the airports must now address, and we are calling for significant changes to prohibit the sale of alcohol at airports, particularly morning flights and when flights are delayed."

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The proposal arrives in the wake of the release of new statistics revealing that there were 387 arrests made at British airports due to drunken behavior during the twelve months to February of this year, which represents an increase of 132 from the 255 recorded during the period between February 2015 and February 2016.

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