Airline: Sorry A Flight Attendant Told Passengers To Flush Their Drugs Before The Plane Lands

Australian discount airline Jetstar is busy apologizing after a crew member got on the PA system and told passengers they might want to flush any drugs they had on them before the plane landed in Sydney. This, because many travelers had just been at a music festival, and you know how kids are these days at those music festivals (they do drugs sometimes).

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]

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  1. mrkake says:

    “Hope the staff member will be promoted.” …. lol…. well, I don’t know about that… I don’t really have an opinion I guess, but I don’t know if it’s really called ‘considerate’ to tell people police are going to be checking if you are breaking the law…. Hey guys, if you are drunk driving you might want to avoid that street because there is a checkpoint… hey if you just killed someone you might want to throw the knife away over here