'Behave or miss your flight'

Police are warning would-be holidaymakers flying out of Bristol International Airport to behave or risk missing their flights to their destinations

Police are warning would-be holidaymakers flying out of Bristol International Airport to behave or risk missing their flights to their destinations.They have reminded those planning to fly from Bristol that they will not be allowed to fly if they have been drinking heavily, causing antisocial behaviour problems or upsetting other passengers.The warning has been issued following a flight to Greece in which 10 passengers were detained by the Greek authorities after causing problems on the outward flight.Police airport commander, Insp Chris Ware said: "We are now in the peak holiday period and we are keen to ensure all those who are travelling to and from the airport have an enjoyable time."Recently there have been incidents in which people have been detained on both inward and outward flights after causing problems."We are working with check-in staff at the airport and if they believe any passengers have been drinking heavily, appear intoxicated and are causing problems, they will be spoken to by airline staff and police officers and will not be allowed to join their flight. The airline has the authority to refuse people they feel may cause problems on flights and we will back them up and arrests may be made if offences have been committed. In the past few weeks three passengers have been arrested and prevented from flying due to their drunken behaviour. Others have taken advice and moderated their behaviour and been allowed to fly on their holidays."Insp Ware said more people were appearing to drink excessively before making flights and a lot were actually drinking before they arrive at the airport."We do not want to be killjoys and want people to start their holiday when they arrive at Bristol International Airport but we will not tolerate any antisocial behaviour or conduct that might cause a risk to the safety of the aircraft and its passengers," warned Insp Ware.


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