Airline often dealing with drunk passengers

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    It’s a headache built for two -- one for the passenger ordered to sober up, and the other for the airline forced to delay or even detour flights to deal with disruptive drunks.
    Canada’s skies are rife with inebriates, with Transport Canada recording nearly 120 disruptive passenger incidents in the past 12 months, the most severe cases resulting in emergency landings.

    The vast majority of the Transport Canada reports involve intoxicated passengers, including those belligerent enough to require removal from an aircraft under police escort.
    Of course those are just the incidents serious enough to require a report to federal officials: WestJet spokesman Robert Palmer says drinking and flying is really a daily conflict for staff at commercial airlines.

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