UK travellers could be jailed, fined for getting drunk on planes

It's been announced travellers in the UK could face up to two years in jail for disrupting a flight with drunkenness.
It's been announced travellers in the UK could face up to two years in jail for disrupting a flight with drunkenness. Photo credit: Getty

Travellers in the UK could face jail and massive fines should they get drunk and cause disruptions to flights.

On the website 'One is Too Many', launched by the local aviation authority, it was announced travellers could face up to two years in jail for disrupting a flight.

While only one in 640,000 passengers disrupt flights in the UK, the website says it's "one too many".

Those who don't fly responsibly could also face a NZ$154,000 diversion fee, NZ$10,000 fine, and be banned from flying, the website says.

Despite the UK having one of the largest aviation markets in the world, a "small minority" of passengers behave in a disruptive manner, a joint aviation authority statement said.

"While disruptive behaviour remains rare, when it does happen the impact can be significant - for fellow passengers, employees working at the airport and in the air, as well as disruptive for the passengers themselves.

"All passengers are responsible and accountable for their own behaviour.

"Disruptive behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated."

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