Though it's standard procedure for the Australian airline to advise passengers about crossing state borders, Jetstar apologized for the flight attendant's actions in a public statement.
“The crew member’s words were poorly chosen and are plainly at odds with the professional standards we’d expect from our team... We apologize to customers offended by the comments".
Social media users applauded the flight attendant, but a number of customers didn't agree.
“Why would you tip people off about this?” the anonymous traveler told AP. “If they have got something illegal, let them get caught".
In response, people on drugs likely laughed at someone mentioning the word "tip".
Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.