United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts
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August 14, 2019 - by Brian Sumers for skift.com
A United Airlines spokesman confirmed the change but declined to comment further on the new policy. A representative for the Air Line Pilots Association, the union representing United's pilots, also declined to comment.
Twice in the past two years, police in Glasgow, Scotland, have arrested United pilots before they planned to operate a flight. The most recent incident happened August 3,when two pilots were arrested before operating a departure to Newark, New Jersey. Only one has been charged.
A similar incident occurred in August 2016, with authorities also arresting two pilots headed to Newark. The next year, both pilots were sentenced to jail, one for 10 months and the other for 15, according to BBC News.
The legal requirement for pilot blood alcohol concentration in the United Kingdom is roughly 0.02, or half the U.S. standard.
In its bulletin, United reminded pilots they could still run afoul of local laws even when they follow the airline's new guidelines...
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