Skiers Get Tanked, Then Things Really Go Downhill

November 20, 2007

in Passenger Stories

Some years ago my husband and I signed up for an all-inclusive ski trip to Austria sponsored by a ski club in our area. I don’t think it was a ski club – more like a drinking club from a local bar that decided Austria would be a good place to party. The flight over on Lufthansa was OK – it was a night flight and after a few cocktails and jokes the 50 or so fellow travelers all went to sleep. But the return trip – after a jovial week of skiing and partying – was a nightmare.

A long afternoon ensued on the Lufthansa jet, where the club members stood in the aisles and drank beer after beer and recounted their skiing adventures. The flight attendants could not get these people to sit down; they got rowdier and rowdier as the long afternoon went on. They blocked my view of the movie screen; they wouldn’t shut up. I was embarrassed that I even knew these people when I saw the other passengers all disgruntled and trying to disappear into their headsets and laptop screens. The final amazing feat – when the flight attendants refused to serve them any more booze, they simply went into the serving area and just helped themselves! I heard later that emergency crews were waiting at JFK just in case!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Denim April 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

Emergency crews, or police?


me April 2, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I'd ask you what movie they showed on your flight but doesn't sound like you saw it.


Atari May 31, 2009 at 10:03 pm

I agree with . . . uh, with Me.


College Kid November 3, 2010 at 11:58 am

great title


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