Air India ignores crew alcohol rule abroad

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/air-india-ignores-crew-alcohol-rule-abroad/463842/

    Since last year, despite a rule mandating a pre-light breath analyser check every 15 days for alcohol in the body, government-owned Air India has almost stopped these for pilots and other crew at foreign airports.

    Not coincidentally, not a single AI pilot has been caught drunk on duty at a foreign airport since 2008. But one of the airline's senior captains was at Chennai airport on Friday. So have others in India.
     
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    Do other airlines do this screening?
     
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    That's what I was wondering. I thought only when there is suspicion or some other issue.
     
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    That is what I also thought....
     
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    wow..the thought of being taxied by drunk pilots seems frightening!
     

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