They don’t necessarily have to have been drinking shortly before the test, but maybe it was
residual alcohol from the night before, but with the lives of hundreds of people on board at stake,
testing is of paramount importance.
I’m just pleased they were arrested before they flew the plane. Who knows if United Airlines have a problem, or if drinking in general is a problem for air crew (there are challenges in the hours they work and being away from home so much). But if they’re tested and stopped before they fly the planes – that seems fine to me.
This being the 2nd time United Airlines’ pilots have been arrested for being over the limit, you wonder if they have some endemic problem with drinking in their crew? Read the full story at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49222120