One way to stop drinking: close the bars. This was when there was a strike in 2012.

14-09-2012Teresa Ayuga

The police union (SPP) in the Balearics has attacked what it calls the "permissiveness" of alcohol consumption at airports and on Balearic flights. It is expressing "deep concern" about repeated and daily incidents of assaults and fights at airports.

The union says that it is unwilling to endanger police officers purely because of the financial interests of the airport authority Aena and airlines. It draws attention to several fights in recent days and in particular injuries to two police officers who were attacked by drunken British passengers.

Jose Maria Manso, president of the SPP in the Balearics, points out that smoking is prohibited because it is harmful to health and yet airport drunkenness is accepted despite the serious harm for the safety of everyone. He is calling for there to be total respect of regulations and for controls on the sale of alcohol, especially to passengers who are under "the responsibility of airport management".

The union ultimately argues that there should be no consumption of alcohol at airports or on flights.

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Total Ban of Alcohol in Airport & on Planes / Hace about 1 year

As they same way smoking is not allowed inside the airport, well introduce the same law but for sale of alcohol. Only allow in Duty free always & when the bottles remain sealed till destination.

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Linda / Hace about 1 year

Agree with Geoff ban the idiots who cannot behave. Time for the airlines, police, airport authorities, staff at bars and duty free to meet and discuss implementing controls. People before profits. Going on Holiday should be stress free. People have worked hard all year for theirs so it's time to get tough and do something!!!!

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Linda / Hace about 1 year

Agree with Geoff ban the idiots who cannot behave. Time for the airlines, police, airport authorities, staff at bars and duty free to meet and discuss implementing controls. People before profits. Holidays should be stress free and people have saved hard all year for theirs. Action rather than words

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Lawrie / Hace about 1 year

Look we've been here before and again Geoff has it spot on for me. If you can't behave yourself when travelling abroad then it must be a travel ban. After all you are a representative of your own country and should be an ambassador not an embarrassment. I will be travelling over on Tuesday and I'm very much looking forward to a few glasses of wine when travelling.

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holidaymaker / Hace about 1 year

Have breathalizers available at the boarding gates and have staff using them if anyone looks to have had too much to drink .. Stop selling duty free in departure lounges. Simple

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Geoff Dominy / Hace about 1 year

The police are quite right about banning smoking but allowing excessive drinking. I know I sound like a stuck record but this unacceptable behaviour is by choice and therefore we should not hesitate to hit the minority who have no regard for others hard with fines, prison sentences if it involves violence and travel bans. Football clubs do it so why not countries? If somebody is faced with a five or ten year travel ban it will hit them really hard especially when they grow up and their life and circumstances change. Imagine having to tell your new boss that you cannot travel because of a pre-existing ban from drunken behaviour. We make choices, some make bad choices. Make those that make the bad choices pay for them. The best lessons learned are the hard ones. We need to look after the majority, not pander to the minority.

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Steve, Palma Nova / Hace about 1 year

Easy solved, breathylizer at Check-in. No alcohol allowed on board, - oh but what about the profits ?

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