Drunks on a plane strikes again. A co-pilot for Virgin Atlantic was arrested after showing up drunk at Heathrow. A replacement had to be found who could fly his plane to Miami. [PersonnelToday]

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  1. darkened says:

    Am i the only person that doesn’t care about this at all? The planes fly themselves anyway

  2. @darkened: yes.

    Anyone with the ability to override the plane’s control to see how close they can clip a tourist attraction is my primary concern while being flown or visiting said attraction.

  3. Segars says:

    I just can’t imagine why this is a recurring thing. If you’re a pilot, what makes you think you can fly a plane when you’re sloshed.

    I can’t imagine they don’t know when they’re going to fly out, so they would have little excuse for drinking before take-off.

  4. mopar_man says:

    Driving to my destination looks more and more appealing every time I see an airline horror story on Consumerist.

  5. QuantumRiff says:

    @Segars: The same thing that makes car drivers think they can drive when they’re sloshed.. Some even think their better drivers..

  6. castlecraver says:

    @mopar_man: That London to Miami trek is one hell of a drive, bro. Better bring along some good music and plenty of snacks.

  7. timmus says:

    It especially sucks trying to do that drive across the Bering Strait. If you don’t hit that pack ice just right, you’re done for.

  8. pestie says:

    I have had it with these motherf… Ahh, never mind.

  9. theblackdog says:

    HAH! Virgin Atlantic is not so perfect now :-P