Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost airline, is cracking down on in-flight partiers after three inebriated passengers caused a plane headed from Dublin to Ibiza to land in Paris. The BBC notes, “The three passengers were removed from the plane when it touched down at Paris Beauvais and detained by French police.” Ryanair said in a statement, “It’s completely unfair that airports can profit from the unlimited sale of alcohol to passengers and leave the airlines to deal with the safety consequences.”
Since the airline clearly can’t control what passengers drink before their fights, it is adding stricter guidelines to what they can imbibe what’s they’re on the plane. Ryanair flights now host a two-drink maximum, and no alcohol before 10 a.m. Seems reasonable for the short haul flights that Ryanair specializes in, but the uneasy flyer who depends on a post-takeoff cocktail (guilty) may want to sip slowly.