Humor from Flight Drunkards
Flights from Edinburgh, United Kingdom (EDI) to Cincinnati, USA (CVG) can take several hours. For passengers who are not used to such long flights, they will find it hard to be calm and composed throughout this journey. To kill this lengthy time, alcohol comes in handy. You know very well that drinking booze kills time very fast.
Therefore, it is common for passengers to drink while on flight. They may necessarily not drink to kill time, but some passengers may drink because of the imminent fear of crashing or something nasty happening to the plane or may drink due to anxiety if it’s a person first time flying over a long journey.
Alternatively, passengers may also drink so as to induce some sleep or reduce anxiety they may be experiencing about their trip. Whatever the reason, its legal and a common practice to imbibe some booze while on board. These reasons may trigger over-drinking. As a matter of fact, drinking a beer while on high altitude like 40,000 feet off the ground is like taking two beers while on ground. Such passengers end up drinking silly and the drama of ‘drunks’ as usual is seen.
Usually, when people drink and become inebriated, they may result to loud and unending debates or meaningless arguments, which too never seem to end. Drinking during flights is not exceptional. You will find a passenger who has taken one too many, engaging other passengers in arguments, some abusive, or he/she will start her bickering and complaining about the long flights or personal matters affecting him/her. This may be a nuisance to other passengers but at times, it’s a source of laughter as always are the long tirades made by drunks.
At times, when a passenger gets drunk he/she may get into disagreements with others especially when such a passenger tries to talk to another passenger who feels uncomfortable engaging in dialogues with a drunken person and thus ends of ignoring the drunkard. The drunken passenger may get mad at this and start hurling insults or other discriminatory words or use foul language towards the fellow passenger who ignored him/her. This usually escalates when flights attendants try to intervene so as to bring sanity and hell may break loose as more insults continue.
Moreover, a drunken passenger may request for another drink from a flight attendant whom on seeing the condition of the drunk passenger may decline to serve any alcoholic drink to him/her supporting her move with regulations forbidding serving alcohol to over-drunk passengers. This may be taken personally by the drunk passenger who doesn’t know his level of drunkenness and will see it as a form of discrimination and provocation all of which might prompts insults or other demeanor behavior because the drunks feel that his/her rights or privileges are being overlooked and violated.
There are other drunkards who don’t bother passengers or flight attendants with their ranting or ravings but they often induce laughter with their comments or demands which are made while over-drunk thus appear silly. For instance a drunken passenger would request to be allowed to sleep on the wing of the plane or he/she on boast how a plane can be flown to heaven and back. A drunken passenger could even get confused that he’s traveling and in an air-craft and starting asking the whereabouts of his/her friends, mates or even family and claims that they were together moments ago.
Some confuse the location of rest rooms, others may wonder if the contents after going to the lavatory are jettisoned out. There are also other hilarious inebriated passengers who may not say many words when they are drunk but their staggering and falling actions are their things. For instance a drunk may fall and when he/she gets up will crack a joke that they thought they had fallen out of the plane.
They at times miss lavatory doors or crash at food trolleys while being served by the stewards. At times they may try to get up only to fall on other passengers. All dramas common in beer places and clubs will be seen in planes.