As an Australian airline approached its final destination at the Sydney Airport, an informative flight attendant advised passengers who were “under the influence” to flush their drugs before landing, because drug-sniffing police dogs were on hand at the destination.
Most of the passengers abroad the Jetstar flight were returning home Sunday night, after attending the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay.
According to Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper, the passengers were told there were “sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal,”
“If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn’t have, we suggest you flush it now,” he added.
The newspaper said that the caution provoked passengers to rush to the toilets.
The airline claims that it routinely makes quarantine announcements on such flights that cross state borders.
“The crew member’s words were poorly chosen and are plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team,” added Jetstar.
The airline also said it was “addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved,” but they did not give detail on any potential disciplinary action.
In your opinion, should the flight attendant be praised for the warning she gave or should she have to face a punishment? Would you appreciate it if you were faced in this situation? For example, flying from Colorado to Utah?