Ryanair plane passengers treated their 6am flight to Spain as a nightclub as they downed beer and partied on the aircraft. Shocking video footage captured the antics of the group of young men en route to a lads holiday in Benidorm. The clip shows one of the men eagerly guzzling beer from a beer bong as his friends cheer him on. The others are seen pouring beer into the funnel as they shout loudly on the early morning flight from London Stanstead to Alicante.
The man drinking even ends up lying on his back in the aisle while he drinks.
The group go on to chant loudly and pump their fists in the air as they party.
When one of the men opts to place the beer pong on his head, the group repeatedly sing out “He’s got a beer bong on his head” with great enthusiasm.
Incredibly a member of the Ryanair cabin crew present does not appear to be stopping the men.
She seems to be heard saying in broken in English: “I think this is fine.”
One of the revellers even asks the flight attendant if she could help hold the beer pong up.
There appear to be no attempts to quash the antics of the intoxicated group.
Express.co.uk has contacted Ryanair for comment on the incident, which is believed to have taken place on Saturday.
The budget airline has previously said in a statement about rowdy fliers: “Ryanair’s number one priority is the safety of our customers, crew and aircraft and we have a zero-tolerance policy towards alcohol and disruptive behaviour.”
Ryanair has also requested airports do not sell alcohol before 10am in the terminals to limit boozy flights.
They suggested a two-drink policy per passenger, which could be regulated by scanning boarding passes.
In December 2018 Ryanair was named and shamed for having the rowdiest passengers.
Seventeen per cent of its travellers had been on a flight blighted by disruptive behaviour, according to a report by consumer watchdog Which? Travel giant.
Figures from the Civil Aviation Authority show an average of 186 disruptive passenger incidents a year on flights between 2012 and 2016.
But in 2017 that soared by 124 per cent to 417, raising concerns over how airlines are dealing with problem passengers, Which? said.
Meanwhile, Spanish authorities are calling for a blanket booze ban across all airlines and at airports, to crack down on drunken holidaymakers.
Tourism leaders have said “courage and ambition” are needed to tackle the alcohol problem which they say is the cause of many deaths in the country. They hope to change a mindset which links getting drunk with sun-soaked holidays in what they brand “drunken tourism”.
Additional reporting by Gerard Couzens.
Published at Sun, 26 May 2019 13:59:00 +0000