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RYANAIR has banned passengers from taking alcohol from duty free being taken onto some of their flights.

The booze ban is due to "anti-social events" on the flight routes.

Passengers travelling from the UK to Ibiza must have their duty free bags tagged and put into the hold.

Anyone who is caught trying to sneak it onto the cabin could be kicked off the flight, with no refunds, MixMag reports.

An email sent to passengers said: "Any alcohol purchased in airport shops or elsewhere must be packed carefully in a suitable item of cabin baggage, which will be tagged at the gate and then placed in the aircraft hold free of charge.”

So anyone who opts for a bottle of wine or vodka while shopping at the airport will have to check it in and collect it after the flight lands.

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Sun Online Travel has contacted Ryanair for comment.

It isn't clear if any other routes are affected other than UK to Ibiza.

Last year, holidaymakers were left terrified as dozens of rowdy passengers partied in the aisle of a Ryanair plane, which was travelling from Edinburgh to Ibiza.

A couple told of their "horrible" ordeal as the drunken travellers downed booze from duty free while shouting and dancing during the three-hour flight to the Balearic party island.

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The chaotic footage showed passengers drinking from a bottle of Grey Goose vodka, while another held a large portable speaker overhead as they blast dance tunes and party in the aisle.

It is a criminal offence to be drunk on an aircraft, with all duty free booze banned from being drunk on the plane.

Offenders can receive a maximum sentence of two years' imprisonment according to the Civil Aviation Authority, or fines up to £80,000.

Airlines can also refuse to allow passengers on board if they believe they pose a risk to the plane, with that including being drunk.

You are more likely to get drunk on a plane too, due to the pressure in the cabin.

Dr Clare Morrison told HuffPost UK: "This decreased pressure means that the body finds it harder to absorb oxygen – this can produce light-headedness or hypoxia.

"In other words, the lower level of oxygen in your blood means that you may seem more drunk in the air than you would on the ground after consuming the same amount of alcohol."

And planes could soon track how much booze you’re drinking on flights – so cabin crew can turn you down for top-ups

Here are the drinks you should drink on a plane – and the ones you should avoid.

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