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FILE- In this Tuesday July 21, 2009 file photo, Ryanair planes are seen at Stansted Airport in England. Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary says the 18 percent drop in sterling’s value since Britain voted in June to leave the European Union has hit the euro value of 26 percent of the airline’s sales. As a result, he said Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, Ryanair’s fiscal 2017 forecast was being cut by 5 percent to a new range of 1.3 billion euros to 1.35 billion euros ($1.43 billion to $1.49 billion), still 7 percent better than in 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File).

An Irish airline wants to limit passengers to two drinks before boarding flights


The Irish airline Ryanair has called for all UK airports to limit preflight alcohol sales, especially during flight delays.

The airline, which flies throughout Europe, wants all UK airports to limit customers to two drinks before boarding flights and prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages to passengers before 10 a.m. local time.

"Given that all our flights are short-haul, very little alcohol is actually sold on board, so it’s incumbent on the airports to introduce these preventative measures to curb excessive drinking and the problems it creates, rather than allowing passengers to drink to excess before their flights," Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer Kenny Jacobs told Time in a statement.

The airline has already banned customers from carrying duty-free alcohol aboard flights from Glasgow, Manchester, and Ibiza.

The announcement comes after a BBC report that arrests of drunken passengers had risen 50 percent in a year. A total of 387 people were arrested in UK airports between February 2016 and February 2017, up from 255 the previous year, according to the report.

Some are poking fun at the alcohol ban.

Others think Ryanair has the right idea.

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