Airnerd From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5200 times:
In my experience, Friday afternoon and evening flights are the best for drinkers (or worst, depending on your perspective). And in my experience, Southwest seems to have a higher proportion of drinkers than other airlines in the US. I think it is probably because they send out drink coupon books to their frequent fliers with each free RT ticket earned.
I once was on a Friday evening flight from OAK to PDX on which a jovial frequent flier held up a fist full of drink coupons, declared it was his birthday and announced that the drinks on the 90 minute flight were, "On him". It was crazy. I had two cocktails, and most people I could see from my seat did too. On landing the entire cabin was singing, "...for he's a jolly good fellow..." at the tops of their lungs. Someone even produced a bottle of champagne from somewhere and gave it to him after the landing.
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3281 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5094 times:
Without, hopefully, offending anyone, one outfit I once worked for would dread what were "affectionately" known as Houston Hickeys and Crazy Cannucks going back stateside after time in the oil regions of the former USSR.
Boy could they drink, and they were always in J !
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(
Abba From Denmark, joined Jun 2005, 1460 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4962 times:
CPH to BKK on TG in holiday season. A lot of in particular Norwegians and Swedes have now left the dark shadow of their state monopolies (that make sure a most ordinary pub will charge you US$ 10+ for less than a proper pint)....
You'll have to be on the flight in order to believe it as many of the poor lads are not used to the booze..
HALFA From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1399 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4871 times:
HA flights from ANC to HNL in the dead of winter. The Alaskans clean us out of booze on every flight!
Our old MAC flights from Norfolk, VA to Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean would take the top prize for most alcohol consumption, and most cigarettes smoked on a flight, and boy am I glad those days are over!!
well, probably all flights from Tallin to Helsinki - so those flights could really become a trip to Hell (HEL)...
I once took the ferry from the Estonian capital over the Finnish Bay to Finnland's metropolis - and I was astonished to see myself surrounded by more than tipsy Finns that carried as much alcohol as they could somehow put onto them or into their bags (well, carrying devices rather).
Other than that I'd guess that quite a few flights to and from PMI are filled with heavy boozers - especially from Germany and Switzerland...(the image of the Ballermann still exists)...
Another, well funny, if somehow bizzarely unexptected, experience was on a Friday flight from PHL into LAS - I happened to sit next to two ladies who were about to party hard and spent several dozens of bucks on red whie bottles (I was flying on to LA) . They tried to persuade me in the end to go with them...
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 4835 times:
Thanks so far...
Stockholm-Bangkok with TG have had some problems with
not only drunk passengers but also on drugs and the combo
could be very bad as they go agressive and want to jump out!
I have been on flights when a man tried to open the dooor and
another tried to kick out a window. Amazing to do that in Y class
with the seat pitch they have...