14 November 2019 – USA airline crew over the limit

Strangely, given the reputation of the USA for harsh penalties, the response to their crew members who get into difficulty with alcohol is interesting.  Generally, employees are offered support, a rehab clinic and encouraged to address their problems with a view to keeping their jobs. 

We have represented a number of crew members at Uxbridge Magistrates Court who have been referred by their union.  In our latest case the cabin crew member was more than 5 times over the prescribed limit.  Remarkably, the court was persuaded to sentence by way of a fine allowing an extremely happy client to take the first plane back home following excellent representation by our solicitor colleague, Martin Davidson, instructed by Liani Holland.