United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts

Source: Travel News

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No matter where they go, United Airlines pilots will need to follow new guidelines for drinking alcohol. Pictured is a United Boeing 777 in Beijing. byeangel / Flickr

Skift Take: United's change is a sensible move. People should feel more comfortable knowing United's pilots must take their final drink 12 hours prior to reporting for duty, rather than eight. That said, some pilots may still make mistakes.

— Brian Sumers

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United Airlines Now Tells Pilots No Drinking for 12 Hours Before Shift Starts