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Not again! In early 2018 Japan Airlines pilot who reported for being drunk before a London-to-Tokyo flight. He was almost 10 times over the alcohol limit was sentenced to 10 months in prison.

Then a 46-year-old female flight attendant was flagged by two fellow staffers who “smelled alcohol on her breath” after she boarded the plane at Narita International Airport on 20th December. The attendant in question failed a breathalyzer test, with 0.15 milligrams of alcohol detected on her breath, over the 0.10 milligram-limit set by Japan Airlines for its pilots.

Now in 2019, an ANA pilot was caught drinking and then asked his co-pilot to cover for him and lie about it.

The Background

The two pilots had been out drinking the night before their flight. Both were scheduled to fly from Osaka to Miyazaki at 7:00AM the following morning.

One pilot stopped drinking alcohol at 7:00 PM which fits with ANA’s 12-hour pre-flight rules which ban alcohol for pilots and flight crew.

The other naughty pilot continued to drink and an All Nippon Airways internal investigation revealed that the pilot consumed beverages until about 9:30PM the night before the flight. ANA was forced to replace the pilot which delayed the flight and the pilot was apparently let go.

We are big fans of ANA and Japan Airlines. They are a great way to fly as long as their aircrew aren’t drinking!

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