Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network urges airline companies to abandon free alcohol

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.traveldailynews.com/news/article/52953/nordic-alcohol-and-drug-policy

    Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network calls airline companies to rethink their policies on alcohol and end giving out free alcohol on board. Also, NordAN calls hotels to make hotel rooms alcohol-free.

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    Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Network (NordAN), with over 80 member organisations from Nordic and Baltic countries, calls airline companies to rethink their policies on alcohol and end giving out free alcohol on board as alcohol is no ordinary commodity and may cause serious problems in this extraordinary situation.

    Most airlines do have a policy on alcohol. This usually comprise not admitting on board intoxicated persons and not serving excessive amounts. However, experience shows that airline staff often do not adhere to policies, one reason being that they have a pressure to be service minded. Many examples can be found on persons who have become intoxicated on flights to the point of posing a threat to passangers and the flight itself.

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    This is so funny that it's coming out "from Nordic and Baltic countries" :D I'd like to see an FA on AY, for example, denying a drink to a Finn, Swede or Russian :D:D
     
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    I think that this particular clientele is the exact reason they are pushing for no alcohol. Finns on tour buses/boats/planes are rather infamous for their shenanigans after a few drinks.
     
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    I'd like to see how big of an organization can be pulled together to oppose this 80 person organization.
     
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