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Jetstar has issued an apology after warning passengers returning from Splendour in the Grass to dump their drugs in the toilet. (file pic)
Jetstar has issued an apology after warning passengers returning from Splendour in the Grass to dump their drugs in the toilet. (file pic)

Jetstar has apologised after a crew member advised Splendour in the Grass festivalgoers to dump their drugs before landing in Sydney.

People who attended the music festival near Byron Bay were on a flight out of the Gold Coast on Sunday night when the crew member issued a public announcement.

The flight attendant said sniffer dogs and quarantine officers were waiting at the domestic terminal and advised them to flush ‘anything you shouldn’t have’ down the toilet.

The announcement reportedly sparked a rush to the bathrooms.

Jetstar says the staff member will be reprimanded.

The airline says the staffer was complying with a requirement that airlines make quarantine announcements, but the crew member’s words were ‘poorly chosen and plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team’.

But some took a more positive view.

‘Thank you for caring for your Splendour passengers,’ one person posted on Jetstar Australia’s Facebook page. ‘Very thoughtful and kind thing to do.

‘Hope the staff member will be promoted.’


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4 COMMENTS

  1. Thats what you call careing for your passangers , wink wink
    Im sure it was meant Tongue in Cheek,
    He saved a “few” passengers a buck or two.

  2. Its like flashing your ights when you see a police car it makes people slow down which is what its all about.. Isnt it? In this case it is not to have illegal substances in your possession .. Thats what its all about… should be more of it.. Full marks to caring jetstar staff..

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