A 12-year-old boy has been accidentally given alcohol on a Bali Bound flight. The Jetstar flight, from the sunshine state capital of Brisbane to the popular Indonesian city of Denpasar had the 12-year-old and his grandmother onboard around 7 months ago when the grandmother complained to cabin crew that the 12-year-old that he was given a double gin and squash.
The boy complained that it “tastes yuck”. It happened when the crew took two similar looking drinks back to the galley during turbulence and obviously confused the two when bringing them back out. The crew asked the adult passenger to taste test the drink to make sure if it was the right one, he agreed it was the right one and the other one was given to the boy. Obviously, his tasted wrong and the boy was given the adults drink. The grandmother says he reacted to the booze with hay fever, watering eyes, sneezing and a headache.
The grandmother was offered $400 in flight vouchers however she wasn’t impressed with the offer and wanted a “free trip to somewhere” and have contacted lawyers, however, no legal action has been taken. Jetstar has apologized for the incident.
Jetstar’s 787-8 Dreamliner, the aircraft used on the Brisbane-Denpasar route, taxiing at Sydney Airport photo credit