Booze in the cockpit

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Booze in the cockpit

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I was just sent an e-mail from a non-aviation friend. It mentions that on their last flight from Point A to Point B they observed the flight attendants taking wine and beer into the cockpit. I hope this isn't SOP for any airline. But i'm hoping there is a perfectly valid reason for why booze was brough to the cock-pit.

Any suggestions?

I left out actual cities as it would be very obvious as to which airline.
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If there is 8 hours between take-off and landing, no problem! :wink:
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How about a reality check. Pilots drink and smoke. Yes, even when they fly.
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Air France still permits their crew to have one glass of wine with their meal.... Mexicana permits their pilots a bottle of Mezcal
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VERY probably, they were stocking up for the "happy hour" in someone's room on the overnight.

Standard airline stuff, it just doesn't get advertised much for obvious reasons.
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TJ wrote:VERY probably, they were stocking up for the "happy hour" in someone's room on the overnight.

Standard airline stuff, it just doesn't get advertised much for obvious reasons.
That's what I was assuming.
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I am sorry but I really don't think that Air France crew can drink even a glass of wine when on duty. The non-drinking rule is pretty international.
I remember studying my recreationnal permit in France, and the 8 hours rule applied.
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frog wrote:I am sorry but I really don't think that Air France crew can drink even a glass of wine when on duty. The non-drinking rule is pretty international.
I remember studying my recreationnal permit in France, and the 8 hours rule applied.
....but what about Mexicanas bottle of Mezcal? Arriba las faldas!!!
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Entonces dos bottellas !
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On AC, taking booze off the a/c by crew is grounds for dismissal.
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Considering the destination and point of departure would give away the airline, I doubt it's AC.
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I had been told that years ago Air France Pilots were served a glass of wine with their meal.
Now about the booze in the flight deck issue here.
I have witnessed front end and back end purchase a couple of drinks for the hotel. This was usually the case if they were arriving late. Also the incharge would always keep the booze till everyone was off the plane.
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Many, many years ago when Air France pilots were told they couldn't have wine with thier meals anymore they were very unhappy, but i don't think many of them quit because of it.
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CClub wrote:I left out actual cities as it would be very obvious as to which airline.
Saudia? :wink:
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You should always report suspicous behaviour to TC...hum hum...

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Post by frog »

ahramin wrote:Many, many years ago when Air France pilots were told they couldn't have wine with thier meals anymore they were very unhappy, but i don't think many of them quit because of it.
I know french people are supposed to brush their teeth with a glass of wine, but for this matter it is just like Canada, pilots don't drink on duty. If they do they are fired
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Swiss Air SOP's state each crew member is allowed to bring one St. Bernard
with keg of brandy on long haul flights:
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yeah soooooooooooo?

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i fly best with a double in me...kindda sharpens the cross hair.
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Post by CLguy »

I know Cathay Pacific can drink in their cockpits during there shut downs and post flight checks. It is not uncommon for the flight crew to be sipping a glass of wine with the cockpit door open while saying goodbye to the deplaning passengers. Of course they are not allowed to do this at any North American destinations.

It is also common for Air Tanker Pilots in Europe and South America to have wine with their meals while on duty.
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Post by oldtimer »

Talking about booze n the cockpit I am reminded of a story-- or is one of the urban legends-- about a miserable old Captain who was always gruff and rude to the F/A's. One old gal who was about to retire after a distingushed career was on an out and back with this miserable old Captain, who had made crude remarks about her age. Seems like an FAA type was in the cockpit doing a ramp check when this old gal poured a real stiff one, came into the cockpit and said. "Here you are Captain, Your usual -- OH! Sorry, I did not realize you were busy." Captain spent weeks convincing everyone he did not have a drinking problem. Good story.
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