An Australian airline is apologizing (not sure to who) for the behavior of an attendant aboard a recent flight.
According to sources, the flight attendant warned passengers who might have been traveling with other things that get people “high” that drug-sniffing dogs were awaiting the flight’s landing at Sydney airport.
Most of the more than two hundred passengers aboard the flight had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival. Here’s what happened according to The Daily Telegraph.
“We have been told there are sniffer dogs and quarantine officers waiting in the domestic terminal,” Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph newspaper on Wednesday quoted the attendant as telling passengers via the Airbus A320’s public address system.
“If you need to dispose of anything you shouldn’t have, we suggest you flush it now,” he added.
After that, everybody went running for the crappers.
The airline says it often makes announcements like this, but not quite as crass as this attendant. Some people were happy for the warning while others were pissed. In my opinion, this is no different than flashing your headlights to warn others of a speed trap. Is the ultimate goal of drug busts to stop the spread of drugs or make arrests? If they want to stop drugs from coming into their country, people flushing them down the toilet is just another means to an end.
What do you think? Should the attendant have given the warning or do you feel people carrying drugs on planes should know the possible ramifications of their actions?
[via The Daily Telegraph]