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Japan Airlines cancels flight after captain gets drunk at U.S. hotel

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Well, that is his career finished.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

Next Morning flight, but drinking till late at night.

great planing there, Cap.

12 ( +18 / -6 )

That's bad. I wouldn't want to be in a plane with a such irresponsible captain.

Hope he gets punished and gets his life straight after.

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Tip of the iceberg?

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Time for a career change, and maybe a 12-step program.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Again?

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Forgot the link:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-46388829

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

Do piolets get tested prior to flying?

0 ( +5 / -5 )

Many lives saved, perhaps. Not only was he stupid enough to be drinking till a few hours before his flight , he wasn’t even well rested. Lack of sleep can wreak havoc especially when you need to do physical work and need your reflexes to be top notch. Very irresponsible for what I assume a senior pilot.

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Next Morning flight, but drinking till late at night.

great planing there, Cap.

My initial thoughts as well, but I re-read and it seems there was a 1-day buffer:

Cops were called 2:00AM Tuesday, flight was Wednesday... so he'd have had all day Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday to sleep it off (provided he didn't get hammered all over again).

9 ( +9 / -0 )

Pilots take two (or 3) alcohol checks before duty and one after.

Maybe not relevant to the headline, but this pilot tested negative prior to his flight back to Japan. The flight was cancelled due to doubts about his mental state (causing a scene that involved the police). He passed his alcohol check (0.00 reading on the approved alcohol check device) in Dallas.

Just stating facts, not defending the guy.

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Not only was he stupid enough to be drinking till a few hours before his flight , he wasn’t even well rested.

yes, he only had 33 hours until his flight.

causing a disturbance at 2am local time, involving the police, is a valid reason to stand him down, though.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Lol…well, at least he didn’t try to fly.

We’ll give him a pass on THIS one, but I bet Japan Airlines won’t, lol.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

That’s insane Moonraker

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While he technically passed the alcohol test of his fitness to fly, his behaviour does bring in to question his mental state and psychological suitability for his position. Not to mention behaviour bringing disrepute on his employers.

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At my age, even 24 hours is not enough to recover from an all night bender.

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Do piolets get tested prior to flying?

Not by default, but if there are any signs the pilot may be impaired, they are to be reported, and are tested.

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So he nomikai'd? Thought that was encouraged ( -_・)?

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Flight wasn't cancelled because of his drinking. But I am surprised JAL didnt have another pilot available to sub for this guy.

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At my age, even 24 hours is not enough to recover from an all night bender.

And he had at least 33 hours, so he would have been fine!

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