Air Transat flight to Toronto delayed after pilots allegedly drunk

Dean MartinLONDON — Authorities say two commercial airline pilots have been arrested at Glasgow Airport on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, shortly before they were due to take off on a trans-Atlantic flight.

Canadian airline Air Transat says the two crew members were arrested before a Glasgow to Toronto flight on Monday.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I don’t understand what the big deal is.
    They would have completely sobered up on that long transatlantic hop.
    Nobody can have any fun these days.

    • Clink9

      No one else could have rolled that jet like Denzel Washington did high as a kite.

    • tom_billesley

      It’s Glasgow. If they could stand, they’d pass as sober.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      Taking off is easy. Then turn on the auto-pilot. These Glasgonian Scots should have the constitutional right to be drunk, especially at work. Being shitfaced is a time-honoured tradition in Scotland, even with my Scotch in-laws….

      • WalterBannon

        she was not very good at following instructions

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Dino once confessed to his fellow Rat Packers that he no longer drinks booze. Instead, he puts it in the freezer and eats it like a Popsicle.

    • Clink9

      His son drove a perfectly good F4 Phantom into a mountain.

  • pokermik

    LOL!! Great photo to accompany this item.

    • I thought Dean a good choice;)

      • Justin St.Denis

        But let us remember Dean for what he was – the epitome of cool with a voice like silk. There will never be another Dean Martin.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …not to worry, they can always get good jobs flying fuel oil into and sealskins out of Siberia…..

    • tom_billesley

      We could get them to fly migrants back to crapistan. Have they experience operating bomb doors?

  • Clausewitz

    Heading to Paris on Air Transat in a few weeks. Sphincter just tightened.

    • Clink9

      We just did London Heathrow in May with Air Canada.

      I think Air Transat was about 40 to 50 dollars cheaper. This event will probably guarantee no repeats.

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  • Waffle

    Doesn’t anyone bother to read past the headline?
    “The BBC identified them as Imran Zafar Syed and Jean-Francois Perrault.” (from the article)

    Great Scottish names, eh?

    I doubt that they were blotto, but past experience and considerable research has demonstrated that reaction time is negatively impacted for a certain amount of time after drinking alcohol. Also a variety of factors, including altitude can exacerbate the effects of alcohol.