Air New Zealand cabin crew staff are being investigated after reports some off-duty crew members got drunk, abused fellow staff and "cuddled" All Blacks on a flight home from the US.
The incident allegedly happened aboard Thursday's Air New Zealand flight from Los Angeles, reports the Guardian.
The All Blacks team were returning from their northern hemisphere tour.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, one of the off-duty crew members became drunk and abused the operating cabin crew, while a second was allegedly drunk and "cuddling" a player.
Leeanne Langridge, general manager cabin crew for Air New Zealand, confirmed in a statement on Sunday that seven off-duty cabin crew were on board the flight.
"There was a suggestion that some of the crew travelling back to New Zealand as passengers may have consumed too much alcohol and the matter is currently under investigation. Given this is an employment issue, Air New Zealand will not be commenting further," she said.
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