Monday, August 04, 2014

Australian budget airline apologises after crew member advises passengers to flush their drugs

Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festival goers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

People who attended the music festival near Byron Bay were on a flight out of the Gold Coast on Sunday night when the crew member issued a public announcement.

The flight attendant said sniffer dogs and quarantine officers were waiting at the domestic terminal and advised them to flush "anything you shouldn't have" down the toilet.

The announcement reportedly sparked a rush to the bathrooms.

Jetstar says the staff member will be reprimanded.  The airline says the staffer was complying with a requirement that airlines make quarantine announcements, but the crew member's words were "poorly chosen and plainly at odds with the professional standards we'd expect from our team".

But some took a more positive view.  "Thank you for caring for your Splendour passengers," one person posted on Jetstar Australia's Facebook page. "Very thoughtful and kind thing to do.


Byron Bay is a big hippy hangout.  One smells marijuana rather a lot there


Anonymous said...

Some countries execute you for transporting illegal drugs.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe people would be that stupid to travel on a plane with drugs even on a domestic flight.

slinky said...

Hey 3:39, yes stupid people do exist. It is a well known fact. In fact, stupid people run this country; all of them - Congress, the judiciary, and the Executive branch, as well as all the morns that vote them in. So don't be surprised when you encounter them. If you are surprised, you are one of them.

Bird of Paradise said...

Dope is for Dopes

Anonymous said...

1:19 - I was referring to the Australian idiots. I already know how stupid non-conservatives are in the US. Who but idiots would vote for the likes of Obama, Pelosi, Reid and numerous others more than once.