DRUNKEN YOBS NOT FUNNY
ERE’S a blast from the past when rock and roll bands wore suits. Old mate Colin Binns recalls the days when he was Mark Fender and he fronted the band The Trackers.
“It was taken at Hillhouse and Birkby Club in the mid 1960s. Left to Right: Bob Mortimer (who we sadly lost last month), Louie Lomax, Mark Fender and Steve Noon, brilliant lead guitarist.
“Hope this brings back some happy memories for the people who were such great audiences and a lot of great friends.” IRLINES want duty free booze purchases sealed before passengers board flights. Which is a sensible idea. Ryanair has suggested a two drink limit per passenger be imposed in airport bars prior to departure.
These are proposals being considered by the Government aviation strategy which could result in tougher penalties for drunkenness on aircraft.
More than one in six people have witnessed aggressive or drunken behaviour on flights, according to the Civil Aviation Authority and 420 disruptive passenger incidents were reported in 2017. This is not a nice way to start a family holiday.
Back in the 1960s and 70s when ordinary folk began to opt for Benidorm instead of Blackpool I’m sure holidaymakers were better behaved.
Flying was still such an out of the ordinary experience people dressed up for the occasion, rather than dress down.
Today people are blasé about it and there is always a danger for trippers, who have already indulged far too much in airport bars, wanting to top up with the duty free vodka under their seat.
They’re on holiday. Just having a laugh. Aren’t they?
Not if they disrupt the flight for everybody else. Rowdy and yobbish behaviour is not welcome at 30,000 ft.