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Topic: Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs
Date Posted: Aug 01 2014 at 11:45am

Australian airline passengers told to flush drugs

By ROD McGUIRK
Associated Press







CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- An Australian airline apologized on Wednesday for a warning a flight attendant gave passengers who might have been flying high that there were drug-sniffer dogs awaiting them at Sydney airport.

Many of the 210 passengers aboard the Jetstar flight from Gold Coast city on Sunday night had attended the Splendour in the Grass weekend music festival at Byron Bay and were returning home.

"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.

The newspaper said the warning prompted passengers to rush for the toilets.

Jetstar spokesman Stephen Moynihan confirmed the newspaper report was accurate. He said the public response to the announcement had been "mixed."

The airline said 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," Jetstar said in a statement. "We apologize to customers offended by the comments."

Jetstar said it was "addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved," but did not detail any potential disciplinary action.

One passenger told the newspaper several passengers suddenly made for the toilets with "things clenched in their hands."

"Why would you tip people off about this?" the passenger, who was not named, asked." If they have got something illegal, let them get caught."

But the response on Jetstar's Facebook page was largely positive.

"What a good Samaritan, Jetstar Australia this guy deserves a promotion," Rohit Dwivedi posted.

"Of course you should warn your passengers to help avoid them being humiliated, locked in a cage or fined," Jebediah Cole posted.

Australian Federal Police declined on Wednesday to comment.

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Replies:
Posted By: Findingmyme
Date Posted: Aug 01 2014 at 12:34pm
Well that was nice of him I guess


Posted By: rickysrose
Date Posted: Aug 01 2014 at 12:37pm
oh boy will.they charge the attendant for obstruction? 

That is downright crazy to travel with contraband

No one watches locked up abroad???!!!




Posted By: bunzaveli
Date Posted: Aug 01 2014 at 12:40pm
which snitch ratted out this good samaritan ?


Posted By: Yardgirl
Date Posted: Aug 01 2014 at 12:58pm
Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

oh boy will.they charge the attendant for obstruction? 

That is downright crazy to travel with contraband

No one watches locked up abroad???!!!



It was a domestic flight. But they have the gall to travel with drugs?!?


Posted By: TayTay
Date Posted: Aug 02 2014 at 12:28am
damn, i feel bad for the flight attendant.


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Aug 02 2014 at 12:36am
I need to look into the domestic drug game in Australia. Pilots looking out for drug mules and err'thang. Shoot, the pilot might have been in on the transportation of said drugs.LOLStern Smile


Posted By: rell85
Date Posted: Aug 02 2014 at 1:19am
That was helpful the attendant save some from jail.


Posted By: miana79
Date Posted: Aug 02 2014 at 11:55am
Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

which snitch ratted out this good samaritan ?



This!!!


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Aug 02 2014 at 12:59pm
good hope she gets the book thrown at her


Posted By: newdiva1
Date Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 1:41am
shoulda let them get caught. fucc 'em.


Posted By: Soratachi
Date Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 2:03am
Accomplice...


Posted By: Missvw
Date Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 3:11am
Originally posted by bunzaveli bunzaveli wrote:

which snitch ratted out this good samaritan ?


Posted By: tatee
Date Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 7:59am
yah really tryna see people go to prison for victimless crimes?LOL


Posted By: afrokock
Date Posted: Aug 04 2014 at 9:49am



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