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United extends no-alcohol period to 12 hrs before work post pilot arrests

5 days ago   |   By Travel and Tourworld

United Airlines tightened its pre-flight alcohol-use policy for pilots a week after two of its pilots were arrested in Scotland on suspicion of intoxication before a flight to Newark.
The airline now requires pilots to refrain from drinking alcohol at least 12 hours before they report to work, up from the eight hours required by Federal Aviation Administration regulations and United's previous requirement. The rules on a pilot's blood alcohol content when reporting for duty did not change. Pilots cannot report for work with a BAC of 0.04 or higher, also a federal policy.
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United tells pilots no alcohol for 12 hours before flights

United tells pilots no alcohol for 12 hours before flights

5 days ago   |   By ABC News

United Airlines tightens alcohol-drinking rules for pilots after two were arrested before a flight in Scotland
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