Typical College Boys

March 30, 2010

in Passenger Stories

I was on an overnight flight from Newark, USA to Copenhagen, Denmark. The flight left around 5 PM US time, and was expected to land around 7 AM Danish time. We flew SAS, and were served dinner and complimentary cocktails. Well, the 2 young gentlemen somewhere behind me took quite an advantage of the cocktails, and when they were not served anymore, they proceeded to pull out flasks of their own and continued drinking!

After about 5 hours on the flight, most people were trying to sleep to gain as much as they could from the 6 hours they were going to lose. The 2 college boys wanted no sleep; they stayed drunk and rowdy the entire flight, swearing loudly with no respect for those around them. I was absolutely mortified. A few times a man tried to say something to them, and they just swore him off. The flight attendants did not want to cause more drama with these ignorant boys, so they were very calm and rational with them. I got maybe 20 minutes of sleep the whole flight.

Honestly, would it have killed these boys to have some piece of respect for the rest of the flight? They are what we call your “‘typical college boys.” And that’s what they were – boys! One day I hope they grow up and get on a flight with young drunk men. Maybe then they will know how it feels!

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Tam March 31, 2010 at 5:27 am

Flight attendants should have done something or told the TSA folks onboard to talk to them.


David March 31, 2010 at 6:19 am

That's a lil stereotypical don't ya think? The majority of college students don't act anything like that and people see the few and use that to blanket the whole group


Mike March 31, 2010 at 6:56 am


David actually made a post that was sane and not attacking someone. Congrats David!



AppleKornKid March 31, 2010 at 9:19 am

I'm just curious as to how they got flasks of liquid past security checkpoints.


Clare March 31, 2010 at 2:51 pm

As AppleKornKid said, how did they get flasks through the security checkpoints?


DSD April 1, 2010 at 5:23 am

Duty free shops, thats how.


Clare April 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

Don't "duty free" shops have to abide by the legal drinking age laws if they're located in a U.S. airport?


Rax April 4, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Assuming they were carded.


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