Scottish Whiskey tastings is not something United Airlines pilots should do when staying overnight in Glasgow, Scotland. Chances are they have to substitute this now with water in jail and file for unemployment when getting home to the United States. Two United Airlines pilots ready to fly 141 airline passengers from Glasgow, Scotland, to the United States will appear in a Scottish court Monday. It will be a sober wake up call.
The Police Service of Scotland said it arrested both pilots Saturday at Glasgow Airport and both men, aged 45 and 35, would be arraigned at a court in Paisley, a Glasgow suburb, to face charges connected to Britain’s transport safety laws.
United Airlines said Saturday’s flight from Glasgow to the U.S. city of Newark, New Jersey, was delayed for 10 hours while the airline sought replacement pilots.
The safety of our customers and crew is our highest priority was a statement by United Airlines. Both Pilots were removed from service and a spare crew was flown in to take passengers to Newark.