Shields Gazette readers overwhelmingly back tighter alcohol controls for air passengers

Shields Gazette readers have overwhelmingly backed tighter controls on alcohol sales to air passengers.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019, 8:39 am
Gazette readers have backed the idea of tighter controls on alcohol sales at airports

We asked you: “As an investigation reveals more than 400 airline passengers have been arrested on suspicion of being drunk in the past two years, do you think there should be further restrictions on alcohol sales in airports?”

More than 500 people took part in our on-line poll, with 67 per cent agreeing.

Colin Falgate was one of them: “Close ALL airport bars,” he said.

“Your hols start when you get to your DESTINATION, not in a UK airport.”

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But many of those commenting disagreed, and said travelers should be trusted to take responsibility for their actions.

Paul Coverley wrote: “Definitely not, people need to take responsibility for their own actions. Why punish everybody for a few idiots?”

Tracy Beaton added: “Why should it be spoilt for the majority of us, who are sensible? Just punish the idiots who go overboard.”