DRUNKEN YOBS NOT FUNNY

Huddersfield Daily Examiner - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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