British Airways and Easyjet aircraft are parked at the South Terminal at Gatwick Airport, in Crawley
British Airways faces new issues concerning their flight steward and stewardess behavior. Reuters


  • British Airways flight attendant arrested for being drunk, suspected of taking drugs
  • Pilot made an advanced call to authorities while airbus was 30,000 feet in the air
  • A drunk senior crew member strips down and runs naked at buffet of a Maldives hotel

A 41-year-old flight stewardess has reportedly been arrested for failing a breathalyzer test and found to have high levels of alcohol in her blood after a plane landed at the Gatwick airport on Thursday, Jan. 26.

In a report from the Sun, it was revealed that a pilot onboard British Airways informed police while they were 30,000 feet in the air about a stewardess who was drunk and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

When the plane, an Airbus A320, landed, other passengers were left in shock as the aircraft was parked at a remote stand and locked down for about 45 minutes on arrival in the United Kingdom.

Officers sought the help of the colleagues of the stewardess and the cockpit crew for their inquiries on the matter.

While it was found that the unnamed stewardess was drunk, it is still unknown whether she was under the influence of drugs.

"The pilot saw for himself that the crew member was in no fit state to work and engage with passengers," an unnamed source stated. "Her job is to maintain the safety of the aircraft and its passengers, and she was not able to do this. He radioed ahead calling for police to meet the ­aircraft."

As a result, the stewardess has been relieved of her duties as a stewardess as an investigation on the matter is ongoing. She is currently out on bail.

"Officers arrested a 41-year-old woman on suspicion of performing an aviation function when over the prescribed limit for alcohol, contrary to the Railways and Transport Act 2003," Sussex Police said.

The incident comes more than a week after an allegedly drunk British Airways crew member reportedly got so drunk and ended up running around naked at the buffet at a luxury Maldives resort.

This shocked the people who were on the spot at the posh hotel as the drunk senior crew member ran amok according to another report by The Sun.

These were the latest issues involving British Airways personnel, something that has not sat well with the airline's bosses.

"The riotous behavior by BA crew in front of holidaymakers enjoying their trip of a lifetime was totally unacceptable," an unnamed insider said to the outlet.

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A 41-year-old flight stewardess has been arrested after failing a breathalyzer test after a flight. Getty Images