Passengers on the flight out of the Gold Coast included people who’d attended the Splendour in the Grass music festival, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, prompting one flight attendant to issue a very special public service announcement.
The attendant reportedly got on the PA and told passengers that sniffer dogs and quarantine officials would be at the terminal when they arrived, so people should flush “anything you shouldn’t have” down the toilet.
And that made a whole bunch of people get up and bum rush the bathrooms, which is never fun on a crowded plane.
Jetstar is now apologizing, saying the crew member was complying with a policy that airlines make quarantine announcements, but that the words were “poorly chosen and plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team.”
“We’re addressing the matter with the cabin crew member involved,” the airline added.
Meanwhile, some travelers think that was a pretty considerate thing to do, writing on Jetstar Australia’s Facebook with words of support.
“Thank you for caring for your Splendour passengers. Very thoughtful and kind thing to do,” one wrote. “Hope the staff member will be promoted.”
Maybe next time the announcement should be made at the beginning of the flight so there’s more time for people to do any necessary flushing. Or perhaps just don’t bring drugs on a plane.
Jetstar apologises after crew member advises passengers to flush their drugs [Sydney Morning Herald]