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May 24, 2007

Get Wasted on US Airways

For the second time in 6 months, US Airways has been cited for allowing a passenger to get drunk on a flight to New Mexico.  That wouldn't normally be a problem but, also for the second time, the passenger was arrested for DUI while driving home after the flight landed (he would've had to be REALLY drunk to drive home before the flight landed).  New Mexico has cracked down on in-flight drinking after a US Airways passenger killed himself and 5 others in a DUI-related crash in November (he had been drinking on a the flight, then drove home drunk).  The State of New Mexico told US Airways it was no longer allowed to serve alcohol on flights to the state without a New Mexico liquor license.  The carrier has since received a temporary license. 

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I flew to ABQ once on US (it was an HP flight shortly after the merger) and I asked for a cocktail, then when the f/a asked if I wanted another when I finished the first I said no I was fine and she basically pushed me into having another one. "Oh come on you're on vacation, have another one" (I was in First). Never one to turn a free cocktail down I had it. For a 50 minute flight from PHX, 2 strong cocktails did me in! Luckily my friends were picking me up, because I was buzzed for a good couple more hours!

: Matt at May 24, 2007 12:42:32 PM

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