A WOMAN claims that easyJet staff tried to have her arrested when she tried to drink her own bottle of vodka on one of their flights.
Lucy Yallop took a miniature bottle of vodka onto the flight and went to pour it into a glass of orange juice when she said she was “pounced on” by staff.
“I knew I shouldn’t but I had the single measure in my bag and tried to put it in my orange. The steward came from nowhere and said “What have you got in your hand?”
“He had told the captain who radioed through so I would be arrested when we landed in Spain,” said Yallop.
Police were waiting when her plane arrived in Almeria but “took one look” at her and “shrugged their shoulders,” she said.
EasyJet also cancelled her return flight, forcing the 32-year-old to buy a ticket with another airline.
An easyJet spokesperson said: “easyJet’s cabin crew are trained to evaluate passenger alcohol consumption and take the actions they feel are appropriate.
“No airline permits passengers to consume their own alcohol as crew need to be able to monitor alcohol consumption on-board for the safety of all passengers.”