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Friday, December 21, 2012

Offloading liquor......why?

Why would the crew offload (stealing) aircraft liquor in spite of the risk of being caught and dismissed from the company?

In my opinion, these are the reasons:

  • It's free of charge
  • Easy access to the a/c bar
  • Poor accounting practice
  • Liquor is very expensive
  • The crew is an alcoholic
  • One could also sell them to a pub/bar at outstations (100% profit)
  • The risk of getting caught is very slim ( less than 5%)
  • It's convenient to put the bottles in one's bag than to go out to the shops and buy them (convenience)

How were the crew caught?
  • Sometimes SQ arranges with the overseas authorities to let them apprehend the crew
  • Other crew reported to SIA about the offloading
  • Crew apprehended by custom personnel

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