“Drunk” Emirates hostess fined by UK court

September 5, 2012
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A British court has charged and fined a former air hostess, who was sacked by Emirates for working while drunk, British and Emirati media have reported.

Stephanie Partington, 24, was eight times over the legal alcohol limit for flying attendants when she worked on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham in April this year.

She was charged under the Civil Aviation Act after admitting she had allowed her capacity to act, be impaired by excessive consumption of alcohol.

Partington was fined 210 sterling pounds ($ 332).