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Flight Attendant Warns Travelers To Flush Their Drugs Before Landing

  1. Rob Cypher
    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.

    Rod McGuirk
    Associated Press
    July 29, 2014



  1. Joe-(5-HTP)
    The situation we have of drugs being illegal just grows more ridiculous every day.
  2. Alka_holic
    Seriously, if all drugs were legal it would be like a reverse effect when things are forbidden they are more sought after. Ha! I don't know...that last statement is just a thought and not something I believe completely...maybe a little.

    But regardless drugs, alcohol, paint...and so on will be abused by some people no matter what. Why not help the economy by legalizing and taxing that shit and give the extra money to schools, those less fortunate or to a worthy cause.

    All those cartels would have to get a real job. Kill two birds with one stone. Fix the economy and eliminate violence associated with drugs.

    Aww shucks, but that will never happen in my lifetime. To many narrow minded people in high places know what I mean?? No innovative thinkers as they would be cast out. Too much to lose so everyone goes with the same old ways and nothing changes. Look at me rambling on. Sorry for that. G'night mates!
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