Monday, 23 May 2022

Ryanair cabin crew member sacked for drinking on flight from Poland to London Stansted

A steward that worked for Lauda Europe, a subsidiary of budget airline Ryanair has been sacked after photos of him downing drinks during a flight went viral and complaints to the captain. 

Sam Thompson, 26, was captured having a whiskey and glugging down a  miniature bottle of wine in the galley whilst working as cabin crew.

According to a report in the Sun,  Thompson was caught after a passenger asked him for a drink and he is alleged to have said "Shush, don’t tell anyone but I will have one, too" and downed a small bottle of Jack Daniels.

A few photos and a video were taken and Thomson, who appeared drunk according to the passenger, as he glugged down the rose wine. The captain was informed and Thompson was arrested upon arrival and failed a breath test. 

Essex Police confirmed that a male had been arrested and charged with “performing an aviation function, namely being a member of cabin of an aircraft during flight, when their ability to do so was impaired because of drink”. 

Ryanair said “Lauda Europe has investigated a reported individual cabin crew breach of this strict policy. The cabin crew member in question no longer operates for Lauda Europe.”

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