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Brits back booze limits on planes

The British public has backed calls to limit drinking on flights after a recent spate of drunken passenger violence made headlines.

A survey found that 79% of people want restrictions on the amount of alcohol air passengers can drink, while more than one in 10 want a complete ban on drinking on aeroplanes.

The most popular measure, which 40% of the 1,375 people surveyed support, is introducing a two-drink maximum for adult passengers.

Backing for drinking restrictions comes ahead of the summer holiday season, when many families will jet off abroad.

However, there have already been several reports of drunk and violent holidaymakers causing mayhem on flights.

In April, an unruly passenger who locked himself in the toilet caused an EasyJet flight from Bristol to Malaga to turn around mid-flight.

In the same month, a drunken fight between two British men forced a plane full of Liverpool football fans on their way to Alicante to divert to France.

Over a quarter of men and 16% of women called for a total ban on drinking mid-air, the survey carried out by travel company Opodo revealed.

A total ban on drinking is more popular on the continent. As many as 31% of Spaniards and 35% of Italians favour a total ban on alcohol on flights.

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