SunExpress’s German-American boss Max Kownatzki told trade publication TTG that one special flight operated by the Turkish airline for a group of Brits on a golfing break was drunk dry in the space of 25-minutes.

He said Brit travellers are “more high-spend, more hedonistic.”

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        I think it’s the same to some extent for every nationality, but brits do have the worst reputation.

        I talked to a Finnish guy who went from bartending in Estonia to bartending in Finland. He says he HATED having Finnish customers here in Estonia. Now in Finland they’re all the nicest people and barely even get drunk.

        We all just want to do abroad what we don’t feel comfortable doing at home. Let loose like there’s no tomorrow.

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          I think it’s largely about the mindset that people have when going on holiday. Like Brits in Amsterdam, in the initial example, they’re often there to get fucked up, which makes them bad even by tourist standards. Finns visiting Estonia have a similar reputation because booze prices are ridiculously expensive in Finland, so it’s not uncommon for there to be a mini booze cruise over to Estonia and back, sometimes literally just to purchase the alcohol, and sometimes to get drunk and also bring some booze back.

          Finland drinking culture reminded me of the UK actually in a few ways, in the prevalence of binge drinking specifically. Finns on average are less bad than Brits for this, but it’s the mentality of the binge that’s bad.

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    The whole aviation industry is coming apart, first the planes crash, then the doors fall off, now they run out of booze.

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      As a field service tech who flies to work most of the time I can accept many things. I know technical issues happen. But no fucking way I’m flying sober.

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    The airline will turn 1/4 of cargo space to a bar backroom. Running out of booze is just leaving money on the table.

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    So far this year that’s 2 friends from Ireland & Wales whose planes have been delayed (1 with someone being removed) because of drunken twats.

    It was a nice reprive the last couple years due to Covid and Brexit…looks like the honeymoon is over.

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    I have never understood why people drink alcohol before and during flights, if there is an accident surely you want to be as alert as possible to maximize your ability to respond quickly to the situation?

    And if you are soo terrified of flying that you need to be at least a bit tipsy to fly, get some therapy or don’t fly.

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      i think if you live your life dictated solely by your relative likelihood to die suddenly you might need to get some therapy

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        Then I am happy to report that I am not i that category, I don’t worry that it will happen on my plane, but that doesn’t mean I am going to be reckless.

        I think it is a bigger issue that you can’t go a few hours without drinking alcohol.

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          “can’t go without” is such a weird way to describe people who drink on planes

          like i get that the entire point of this is some weird moralistic high horse thing, but if you’re going on a plane to travel for leisure, the entire thing is already unnecessary

          “wow people physically can’t even go 2 years without a trip away what addicts”

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            Moral has nothing to do with it, logic has, I don’t want to be stuck next to a drunk guy in case of an accident.

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              presumably you’d never drink at a bar or restaurant either then? because obviously you’re far more likely to need to respond to something there than on a plane

              and given what percentage of accidents happen in the home, i guess that’s out too

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                I have never really gone out to a bar or restaurant to drink, that has never interested me, I do go to restaurants and from time to time have a glass of cider or wine with my food, but then I mostly switch to water.

                I can confidentally say that I have never been drunk in my 36 years, it has never interested me.

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          It’s way more likely you’ll be in a car accident. So presumably this “carefulness” of yours means you never step into a vehicle after having some drinks?

          You never have a drink in a bar? You only ever drink behind fortified doors in a bomb shelter?

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            As I have said earlier in this thread, I hardly drink, and I have a definite rule of thumb where I will never drive if I have had any ammount of alcohol, I find your assumption of that being strange to be completely ridiculous.

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      As a Brit: no, they’re just drinking because they’re British. We’re still some of the biggest binge drinkers around, especially the older generations.

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      I don’t think they’re drinking because they’re afraid of flying 😂.

      They’re drinking because they’re alcoholics or to pass the time: the flight probably doesn’t seem to take as long if you’re black out drunk. Also booze is usually cheaper on flights than at bars.

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      Airports be boring so I’ll grab a drink and wait the six hours or whatever my wife convinces herself we need to be there by for international flights

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        Ah, I have managed to get my wife to chill a bit in this department. Now we “compromise” by only showing up an hour too early.

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        If you are drinking out of boredom, you might need therapy

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          If you tell someone that they need therapy for casually drinking then you might really need therapy

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            I never said that, I said that if you are drinking alcohol out of boredom then you need therapy.

            Which is true, if you drink alcohol purely because you are bored, than you need therapy.

            I have a large alcohol selection at home, but I would never drink just because I am bored.

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      While the chance of dying in a plane crash is very low, if you get into a situation where the plane is going to crash then the chance of dying is very high. In which case, being drunk might make that experience a little more bearable.

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        Depends on the plane, if you’re on a 737 Max you might want to be alert so you can grab any bits of the fuselage that start to shake loose…

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      Honest question: do you avoid alcohol if you’ll be a passenger in a car? To me, that would seem similar to the plane situation you’re describing, but I’m sure you’ll agree the majority of people wouldn’t do that.

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        In general I hardly drink alcohol at all, I mostly find it annoying, I hate being dizzy and I can’t sleep well when I am too warm, alcohol makes me both dizzy and warm, so for the most part I just don’t drink.

        I have an extensive collection of rum, vodka and other spirits and alcoholic drinks at home, and if I don’t have work in the morning or itnis too late in the evening I will happily make a drink or two, but for the most part I just don’t do it.

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      The chances of an accident while flying on an airline are probably a lot lower than the chances of having an accident going to and from the pub.