Ryanair warns passengers duty free booze is banned from cabin on Ibiza flights

The budget airline is cracking down on drunken behaviour on board its flights.

All alcohol bought in Duty Free will need to be packed into luggage which will be placed into the hold.

Ryanair sent an email to passengers heading to Ibiza which reads: "Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed carefully in a suitable item of cabin baggage, which will be tagged at the gate and then placed in the aircraft hold free of charge.

The airline also warned that "boarding gates will be carefully monitored and customers showing any signs of anti-social behaviour or attempting to conceal alcohol will be denied travel without refund or compensation."

The airline has been imposing bans on bringing alcohol on board Ibiza flights since 2015.

However nothing was mentioned in the email about buying drinks on board the flight – so you should still be able to have a few tipples in the air.

Ryanair told us: “Customers flying from the UK to Ibiza are not permitted to bring duty free alcohol on board our aircraft.

You’re not technically allowed to drink the alcohol that you buy at the airport when you're on board a plane.

So how can you have a drink when flying without shelling out an arm and a leg? Blogger Gilbert Ott reveals on his blog God Saves The Points that there actually is a way.

Cabin crew can actually serve you drinks that you’ve brought on board with you – as long as you ask discreetly.

Ott said: "You CANNOT serve yourself on the plane. Any plane. No. You can’t.


He continued: "You CAN however politely ask a member of the cabin crew if they wouldn’t’ mind serving you the liquor you brought on board."

We previously revealed Ryanair is adding alcohol-free beer to flights – is this the first step on a total flight booze ban?

We've also put together an Ibiza club guide for the best nights on the island this summer.

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