Flight attendant explains why passengers are not allowed to bring own alcohol on flights
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For those lucky enough to go on a summer holiday each year, you'll be well familiar with many of the common announcements made on board.
Whether that is my personal favourite of the 'the in-flight refreshments are coming round' or the ever-important safety measures, there is a lot being said.
However, now knowing the real reason as to why it is not allowed, I think we can all be a bit more understanding.
To clear up any confusion, Lisa Kulpa, co-founder of the Basic Travel Couple blog and a cabin crew member of a major airline, has discussed why you shouldn't be drinking your own alcohol on board.
Lisa warns passengers that drinking your own alcohol on board is a 'federal offence' that could result in a fine of thousands of pounds.
There have even been some instances in the past when passengers have been booted off a flight for drinking their own booze.
In an interview with the Points Guy, she said: "Please, please, please do not bring personal alcohol and consume it during the flight. We need to know (for your safety and those around you) if you are intoxicated.
"By serving you alcohol in flight, we can monitor how much you are drinking. Alcohol affects you differently at higher altitudes, and if you are suddenly passed out or something goes wrong, we won't know the reason."
Elsewhere in the interview, Kulpa spoke about the best times to fly to avoid delays.
Frequent flyers will know flight delays are not exactly uncommon, and it can be especially annoying when there is a connection on the other side.
Well, the flight attendant has provided some tips as to when to fly to avoid those pesky delays.
She said: "First, you have the least chance of flight delays on the first departure of the day. The plane was brought in last night, so it will be there waiting for you. This means you won't have to wait for the plane to arrive from another destination.
"Flights later in the day also have a greater chance of delays due to weather, maintenance and delays getting in and out of gates, which pushes back the entire flight schedule day.
"Another benefit to taking the first flight: The plane will be thoroughly cleaned overnight, which means you get a fresh, clean aircraft."