Drunks Created Up In The Air

April 20, 2008

in Passenger Stories

American Airlines
LGA to West Palm Beach
March 27, 2008
Flight #1229 8:25AM

Last week I had the misfortune to be on your flight from JFK to WPB. I was seated in seat 23B right behind two men (row 22 seat A & B) that also boarded in NY. They were part of a group of about 8 men travelling to WPB. Just as we were seated they started shouting to each other and to their friends that were throughout the plane. Before the steward named “M” could get the cart down the aisle for drinks they demanded beers. Before their turn, as the cart started in the beginning rows, M gave them two beers each. By the time the cart came to our rows they were asking for two more beers and also bottles of alcohol. M gave them two bottles of liquor each. They paid $25 for their drinks. Unfortunately they were shouting to each other and kept lowering their backs of their seats and frequently getting up and down to either go to the bathroom or to visit one of their friends; each time they walked down the aisle they had drinks in hand.

Next when I saw M give them 4 extra bottles and not charge them, I asked M when did he think “enough was enough” as it was nine o’clock in the morning. He answered it was none of my business and to keep my nose out of it. The other steward, a woman named “D,” sneered at me and passed me without asking me for a drink (of water) and when I did ask and told her she had missed me she told me that I was too busy minding other people’s business. I went without a drink the whole flight. I estimate they had 4 beers and 6 drinks each. The two men kept opening the overhead compartments and I worried something would fall on my head. By this time they had passed out and for an hour we had silence. When we landed their phones were on before the appointed time and they could hardly walk off the plane as they were still so drunk.

When I left I noted what went on to the pilot but he did not seem at all interested in what I thought was a big problem and was totally caused and encouraged by your flight attendants.

And the end of this story is that these guys were planning on renting a car at the airport. Unless the rental car agent was astute to how drunk they were, they probably got a car and drove off drunk. And American Airlines, if they killed someone, you are responsible. I do not know if the state of Florida has the same laws as New York but you would be as guilty as the killers.

There was absolutely no reason to keep feeding these guys alcohol and not think about your passengers around them who just wanted to read their newspapers for the short flight.

I intend to send the local newspapers in Florida, travel blogs and the FCC of your policy of really promoting alcohol consumption with no stop. Leaving up to M’s judgment is a horrible mistake on your part.

I would really like those flight attendants cited for their disregard for safety and common decency to the other passengers and an apology from them.
Signed, V Ross

{ 95 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous May 10, 2008 at 11:02 pm

American was, is, and always will be the airline from hell. I travel every week and have more bad experiences the 3-4 times a year I am forced to fly American than all others combined.

If I have to fly them, at least I know it will be bad week and NOT to make weekend plans.

More hours to get me home than it would take to drive. Drive=14 hours.

Involuntary bump due to humidity.

Sure we will pay for your rental car.

Refuse to pay the charges American express and American Airlines are siamese twins

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jonasgal September 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm

You state "…and have more bad experiences the 3-4 times a year I am forced to fly American…"
You're not forced to fly a certain airline any more than any one else!

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POPEYE May 15, 2008 at 12:17 pm

whoever wrote this is a selfish person. why cant you just let someone have fun once in a while? they were on a plane thousands of miles above ground! so what if they hollered. and so what if they did get drunk. that is there business. if you would have just ignored them it wouldnt have been so bad. you just like stopping people from doing something you dont want them to do. if they were your responsibility then you could say something. but they werent so stay out of it. i hope everytime you get on a plane that the people in front of you get so drunk they throw up on your face. and laugh about it. and that was from the heart!!

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Freda May 19, 2008 at 10:39 am

Thank you Popeye. I could not agree more. Clearly this is a person who needs a life. You are not the airplane police so sit in your seat, mind your business, and give the rest of us a break.

Nice job on the threats too… such a joke. Going to the FCC with your complaint? Are you for real? Get a grip Norma Rae. You sound like a dramatic fool.

Time to double up on the scripts, chase them with a scotch, and give us all a break. Go find some kids to chase off lawns – the adults around you are not impressed with your ranting.

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Matt May 19, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I agree. Now, if these guys were bothering everyone on the plane or were threatening people or being verbally abusive I can see getting upset. Sounds like a bunch of friends going on vacation and getting a head start. It was admitted that it was a short flight so big deal. He seems to harp more on their excessive drinking and going to the bathroom. It was not even a redeye flight. Lossen the sphincter pal.

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Luci May 19, 2008 at 4:16 pm

You should always travel with a portable CD, DVD, or MP3 player. Add to that, a travel pillow, ear plugs, a good book, and something to cover yourself with if the plane is chilly.

At 35,000 ft. it's truly best to just overlook behavior that is bugging you. No one needs a confrontation under those circumstances.

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Jen June 3, 2008 at 11:36 am

Good grief, idiots! This person is right on- last time I checked you weren't allowed to even get on a plane if you were visibly inebriated! These flight attendants were irresponsible AND rude.

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Peta October 24, 2016 at 11:14 am

Completely agree. I know of flights that have landed before time to take off drunken passengers for safety reasons!

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paul July 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm

POPEYE, you are an idiot.

if your idea of fun is getting drunk in a confined space that you are sharing with alot of people and causing discomfort, you must be an idiot, or at least inconsiderate to other people.

also, it is illegal in most states to keep serving alcohol when the persons are obviously drunk past their own good. they are liable if something had would happen.

now, if these guys drove and ran into your house or your family.. now that would be funny.

damn idiot.

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The real Paul July 15, 2008 at 10:05 am

March? NYC to West Palm Beach?

These guys were clearly going on Spring Break. Give the kids some leeway I bet you were the same or worse back in your day.

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Lucyfur October 2, 2016 at 2:26 am

Aren't you glad you weren't disembowled by their drunk driving????????

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Deb July 15, 2008 at 4:12 pm

The folks on here who think the behavior of these asses is ok are obviously of the same low caliber. The thing about being on a plane and behaving drunkenly and rudely is that the people you're flying with HAVE to put up with you. They can't just leave. That's where the whole idea of not being a selfish jerk and having some manners comes into play. I can bet there were more complaints than the author's. Grow up boys.

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Anonymous July 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

The point that everyone is missing here is that if there was an emergency upon landing and the aircraft had to be evacuated, these drunk idiots probably would be blocking the aisles and endangering everyone between them and the exits.

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C.B. July 30, 2008 at 10:18 am

They were probably tipping the airline attendats pretty well. I remember when I travelled to Spain, I inadvertly tipped the stewardess like 20.00. She was very attentive after that. But seriously, I always try to tip well on an airplane, try it sometime, you will like the results!

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Matthew September 15, 2008 at 4:20 am

The other course of action is to inform the FAA of the wanton disregard of rules by the airline's staff. Drunkeness in the air is always potentially more dangerous than on the ground.

The first three respondents would also be passengers from hell!

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Shakinthefat October 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm

No booze on PLANES, end of 90% of problems.

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Jim Duffy November 10, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Mind your own business for Gods sake you busy body lonely spinster.

Just do everyone a big favor and don't impose your lame morality on the rest of us.

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mj November 11, 2008 at 3:31 pm

You really need to mind your own business. These people were not troubling you or anyone else. Perhaps you can think of chartering your own plane for your next flight if other people upset you.

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nn November 18, 2008 at 3:54 pm

@ Matthew, apparently Jim Duffy is also a passenger from hell…and an ass.

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Sherry December 4, 2008 at 11:34 am

Did you inconsiderate slobs even READ that person's story? Obviously people WERE being bothered and inconvenienced! And the flight attendants behavior was totally inexcusable!! V Ross was a PAYING customer and had every right to expect to be treated with respect and to have a comfortable flight! Peoples manners these days are horrible! It's a "me first" society and how sad for us.

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Ryan February 1, 2009 at 9:02 pm

American Airlines sucks!!! End of story. Whether or not it was your business to be concerned is irrelevant. Obviously you were and you voiced it. I cannot believe the reaction of the flight attendants. That is truly what makes my blood boil and I absolutely believe you after what I have experienced on American. I have a story here that I will write one of these days, literally topping every story on this site and 100% true, regarding an American flight attendant I encountered. I hope you report this far and wide.

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dave April 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

V Ross, you seem a bit anal retentive and uptight.

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Luke April 2, 2009 at 9:31 am

Oh really? Going to the bathroom is slovenly? God forbid they "open up the overhead compartments". Yeah, that's such a terrible thing on a plane. Only drunk people must do that.

It sounds like you had a problem with them drinking, period. Then you attributed everything afterwards to their "drunk" behavior, such as going to the restroom, opening their luggage, and talking to their friends. NONE of that is "drunk" behavior. You're just a teetotaler, and want to get us to commiserate with your views. No thanks. I hope those guys had an enjoyable flight, and an enjoyable vacation. In fact, it sounds like you were the only person on that plane who was bothered by them.

Enjoy your minority of 1, and next time do us all a favor, and drive.

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Stewie April 2, 2009 at 9:38 am

You have to take this story with a grain of salt and realize there is some exaggeration going on here. Ten drinks a piece? Riiiiight. If they were bothering the whole plane something would have been done. For both flight attendants AND the pilot to summarily dismiss her complaints says a lot about the inflexible character of V Ross's personality. She was probably complaining constantly before and during the flight to the point of annoying the crew. Anyone who demands to complain directly to the pilot should be banned from air travel forever.

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Elaine April 2, 2009 at 9:46 am

Wow, I can't believe so many people are condoning the behaviour of these oxygen thieves!

I seriously hope you reported the flight attendants, I cannot believe how rude they were to you!

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Spring Thomas April 2, 2009 at 10:30 am

Gay. I like getting drunk on flights and letting all the big black male passengers grope me on long flights!

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P April 2, 2009 at 10:30 am

Popeye and the rest who agree with him or her…you all obviously don't care for your lives when you're on an airplane. It just takes some common sense, with all due respect, you all lack common sense. The writer wasn't saying they SHOULD NOT EVER DRINK…the writer questioned how much these people should be drinking on the flight. I'm sure it would have bothered you if any of these drinkers had vomited during the flight but you're reasoning would have been that they were having fun so it was "okay"…WOW.

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Not as uptight as V. April 2, 2009 at 10:59 am

This is an outrage!!! How in America are people being allowed to make their own decisions about how to pass their time during a flight! I WANT ANSWERS!

Oh, wait. That's exactly what they're allowed to do.

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AJB April 2, 2009 at 11:10 am

It's obvious that the posters that think V Ross should mind his/her own business aren't frequent airline passengers, aren't educated enough to have a job that requires one to fly alot or they're under the age of 30. If these flight attendants were that rude, they should be reprimanded if not terminated. And if the pilot didn't think they were wrong, he's probably one that 'has a few' before he flies too. He should lose his wings and get knocked back to assistant or something.

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engageant April 2, 2009 at 11:15 am

"I intend to send the local newspapers in Florida, travel blogs and the FCC of your policy of really promoting alcohol consumption with no stop. Leaving up to M's judgment is a horrible mistake on your part."

The FCC? Really? I missed the part about where these guys set up a pirate radio station.

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Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:21 am

Clearly they were starting spring break the right way…..v ross, you suck

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Pablo April 2, 2009 at 11:49 am

This story cannot possibly be true. It is extremely difficult for me to get an AA FA to serve me 2 drinks on a 3 hour flight. For these guys to get 8 beers and 12 drinks, the FAs must have been running down the aisles with the drink cart, filling ice cups with great efficiency. In addition, it is customary for FAs to not use a cart at all on a morning flight, but instead, to hold a tray with pre-poured juice and coffee. What makes your story most unlikely, however, is that according to Flightstats.com, AA flight #1229 flew from Raleigh to Dallas to San Jose on March 27, 2009. In fact, AA does not even offer direct flights from LGA to PBI.

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Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:54 am

busted you lying c***

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Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

@Pablo

You dumbass, read a little closer next time. This was 2008. I checked flightstats too, and this is the correct flight.

http://www.flightstats.com/go/Fl…-03-27&x=26& y=5

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HaveFun April 2, 2009 at 11:59 am

You need to lighten up. These kids had a good time and you were sitting there in your seat brooding. Seriously, why do you really care?

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Lefty April 2, 2009 at 12:01 pm

The dude made this story up. They probably had 2 beers each total. No way they had six beers and four drinks, especially on a short flight. It's just another whiner exaggerating to make everyone stop having fun.

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not a critic April 2, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Quoting V Ross—

"American Airlines

LGA to West Palm Beach

March 27, 2008

Flight #1229 8:25AM

Last week I had the misfortune to be on your flight from JFK to WPB."(/quote)

I am (drunkenly) trying to figure out the logistics of how you boarded a flight from JFK at LGA.

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ME April 2, 2009 at 12:11 pm

So weird, I'm bored and check my facebook and end up here and see a story of some guys being jackasses on a plane…..well I was one of those jackasses….No one complained to us or about us and we got along great with everyone onboard….I think we were just excited to be going on Spring Break….I do vaguely remember this guy….I think I saw him blowing a dude in the bathroom

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Drive Instead April 2, 2009 at 12:14 pm

The attendant who told you to mind your own business was right…

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Bonnie April 2, 2009 at 12:27 pm

United Flights from Salt Lake to JFK are the same. They will not give you extra water. You get the standard 4 ounce bottle and when you ask for another they say rude comments to you like "you're a thirsty bunch here". I have chronic UTI infections and one 4 ounce bottle of water in a 6 hour period is not enough. I complained to the airline and even asked to bring my own pack of water, but they won't allow that! I have not flown on United since then. I got to NYC and had a bad UTI infection. It ruined my trip. United Airlines didn't care.

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annonymous April 2, 2009 at 12:31 pm

To the rude party men. You are the type of people that make flying unbearable!

I feel sorry for the guy that put up with this party plane atmosphere. Find another airline. No one thinks you're cool drinking so much and so early. Spring Break or not. Maybe AA has a flight coming up soon for you party boys?

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to Popeye and Freda April 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Why don't you charter your own private party plane next time?

Someone doesn't need to "get a life" just because they don't want to put up with someone else's ignorance! You should learn to get a life that includes thinking of others. Not everyone wants to put up with rude obnoxious people like you are condoning.

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Being 20 is so fucking awesome and you old fucks who are now unemployed or about to get fired miss the good old days…..and yes we are cool….we are soooooooooo fucking cool because we have an excuse for being jackasses…..you dont and it upsets you…….good…..fuck off and die already…..im gonna drink 38 more beers in one hour (true story) and then s*** on your face

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:39 pm

and unfortunately, we couldnt afford to charter the party plane….chris brown had rented it out so he could have his own private birthday "bash"

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losers April 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Hopefully "we" won't "fuck off and die" when we are on the plane that crashes with you on it.

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:41 pm

and you want me to think of others?…..it seems like you do enough thinking of others for both of us….but in all honesty i was thinking about others….those others just didnt happen to be the bitter angry fucks on the plane, but the beautiful chicks with excellent breasts waiting in West Palm to be plowed by yours truly

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:42 pm

I cant die….I was supposed to die in plane crash already, but thanks to sully, im still here

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hey losers April 2, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Maybe the 20 something rude thoughtless co-passengers will be on the next flight to hell.

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even sully can' April 2, 2009 at 12:44 pm

If you were on Sully's plane, he would have just crashed it to save the other 125 people the agony of listening to you boast how great you are. Drinking in the morning?? maybe it should have been an AA flight, meaning ALCHOHOLICS ANNONYMOUS!!

Or was it that you had to drink to make yourselves feel pretty? hahahahahahahahhahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

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ego loser April 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm

If you have to go all the way down to West Palm to HOPE that some stupid drunk gal shows you her breats, then what a loser you are. All the gals back home are probably celebrating your small dick, big ego being gone!!

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Only the ones I raped

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go V Ross April 2, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Wow, just reading the comments one of the admitted passengers wrote, I can definately see why you were annoyed with them.

Most 20 year olds I know are not so rude and obnoxious.

I feel sorry for you Mr Ross and anyone that condones such behavior of selfish pigs.

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Im actually V Ross making all this up to get more people on my side…or maybe I'm a 55 year old creep who lives in upper west side….or maybe im just bored and seeing how many people I can anger by making up this crock of shit….so far it's working…..

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Max April 2, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Really dude, you think you are funny talkin all that crap?Sayin you raped someone?You seriously need to seek help.It was a plane trip and you are rude, just face it.I wonder what your homies think of you.they must need to get drunk to tolerate you.that's why you were so drunk so early.

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

this sight really is awesome, and so is beethoven

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Max April 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm

sounds like a poor white trash boy that can't get a date, so he takes it out on everyone around him.

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:54 pm

i dont have homies…..actually i dont have friends who use the word "homies" or any variation of it……its completely beneath me…..

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:55 pm

acutally im poor mexican trash….

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Max April 2, 2009 at 12:56 pm

I doubt you have friends to mention any word to you. You probably think you're cool. what a freakin joke you are. You should just jump off a bridge and save everyone the misery of being around you or next to you on your next drunk frat boy wanna be flight

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Ty April 2, 2009 at 12:57 pm

Wow, what did I miss. I read the article and now all this. Maybe ross should get a passenger manafest and turn in the little rapist pig!!!!!!

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Max, even Manson had friends, so I'm guessing your ability to assess any kind of situation is sub-par….and I have jumped off a bridge…actually a few….quite a few times….it's fun…you should try it, but make sure there's water…wouldn't want to be eating through a straw the rest of your life

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Yes April 2, 2009 at 1:06 pm

I'd like to thank all of you for participating (whether you wanted to or not) in part of my research for my thesis, you'll get no more rude and angering comments from me, but realize that open forums exist all over the internet and most people believe what they read…so please think before taking the time to address someone/anyone who is saying any of the things i wrote….that's all they want.

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Strange April 2, 2009 at 1:21 pm

Strange to say the very least. Research thesis?? Yeah, right and we're suppose to believe that. Good one.

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Strange April 2, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Yeah, what great friends Manson had. They are so close even to this date, literally.

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sky rat April 2, 2009 at 2:26 pm

if the attendant really did deny you water, that alone is a valid complaint to be filed.

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jag April 2, 2009 at 3:38 pm

V Ross. This story about that much drinking is exaggerated. Your just a tired fucking asso who hates people who you perceive as having fun. I'm sure you were just as fucked when you were younger, a persistant little tick, who watched life pass by.

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debi April 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm

I'm pushing 50 and would prefer that people understand the concept of politeness but with younger people it is not something that comes naturally especially if they are excited and with their buddies. I would have ignored the behaviour as best I could and certainly wouldn't get agitated to the point of wanting to write uninterested parties. If all the men were too drunk to drive the rental company would not rent to them. If the FA's felt the men were behaving inappropriately, security would have been there in a heartbeat. Just because you are without good humor, don't deny others.

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Spring Thomas April 2, 2009 at 5:03 pm

My boyfriend is black, and he talks during the in flight movies loudly.

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Marc April 2, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Leeway or not these guys were out of line.

Out of line or not…you need something better to do with your time.

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Anonymous April 2, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Stop being such a pussy and live a little.

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nork April 3, 2009 at 4:16 am

I'm here for the gangbang

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Been There, Done Tha April 3, 2009 at 8:25 am

(quote) Being 20 is so fucking awesome and you old fucks who are now unemployed or about to get fired miss the good old days…..and yes we are cool….we are soooooooooo fucking cool because we have an excuse for being jackasses…..you dont and it upsets you…….good…..fuck off and die already…..im gonna drink 38 more beers in one hour (true story) and then s*** on your face

Yes | 04.02.09 – 5:38 pm | # (/unquote)

You're going to drink 38 beers in one hour? Good, because that would be a fatal dose of alcohol, genius. You just made the gene pool a little cleaner.

You may think it's coolo drink like an alcoholic at 20, but all that will do is get you dead or in prison by the time you are 30. Have "fun."

t

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jacques April 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Cannot find any non-stop flights from NYC to West Palm Beach on any airlines.

Who is lying here????

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M.C April 5, 2009 at 3:50 am

It's clear by reading the comments who the young kids or alcoholics are. They will never understand the need for respect in a confined space. It's one thing if the guys weren't bothering everyone but if they were constantly getting up and yelling across the plane, I am sure more than just the author of the post was bothered. Yes, we all need to have fun once in a while, but when someone you love is killed because an irresponsible flight attendant, bartender, whomever keeps serving alcohol to someone with an abuse problem, you'll never look at this type of situation the same. Grow up, be responsible. It's really not that hard.

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TravMD April 5, 2009 at 5:32 am

I fly overseas every 5 weeks. While I seriously doubt they had as much to drink as this person says but obviously they were drunk and out of control, and airline policy of cutting people off is there for a reason. Somehow though (especially on long-haul flights) people still manage to get drunk and obnoxious and keep drinking, and when that happens and they push me too far, I don't bother with the flight attendants. I have (and still do) carry a bottle of Antabuse. A few drops in Douchebag's drink when he's not looking and he spends the rest of the flight hurling his guts into the pretty blue water. Problem solved.

What bothers me about this was the FAs rudeness. US airlines are suffering because FAs all have a chip on their shoulders since 9/11 and completely disregard hospitality while the Asian airlines emphasize it. It's why I try very hard not to fly U.S. airlines anymore.

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MJ April 5, 2009 at 6:45 am

Jim Duffy, I love how you assume "V Ross" is a woman. Asshat.

Also, 10 drinks each? I don't see how that's even remotely ok, especially when (as a previous commenter mentioned) anyone who obviously inebriated is typically not even allowed to board a flight.

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Anonymous April 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm

What a douche bag. Get a life doof!

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Marc April 6, 2009 at 5:00 am

Yes, Mind your own business!!!!

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Joe Mama April 8, 2009 at 11:45 am

Really, the FCC? Not like they can do anything about drunks on a flight. Ohhh, I guess you mean to complain to them about the cell phone being left on. Still wrong agency. The FAA is the agency which sets rules about cell phones on aircraft. Still, not much they are gonna do once so much time has passed, and you don't even know who the guy with the cell phone was. My advice is to kick back with a few jack & cokes & forget about this incident.

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Karen April 9, 2009 at 11:55 am

This story sounds bogus.. I can't believe the stewardess refused you water and talked to you that way..

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Joe Mama April 10, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Why do I keep thinking of that scene in the movie "Airplane?" The one where the guy takes a snort from his hip flask & offers a drink to the disapproving lady across the aisle, who says "Certainly not!" then does a couple of lines of coke.

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mike r April 14, 2009 at 9:51 pm

Anonymous,

First to post…….last to engage brain, discussion not centered on Amer Airlines to begin with; AND, you came out FOR and AGAINST drunks behavior….. contradicting yourself yet again. You're a total idiot, shut the fuck UP!

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Shannon April 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm

To all the folks who thought the writer was selfish and self-centered why don't you put the shoe on the other foot and imagine yourselves as the one who had to deal with this shit.

You guys are idiots.

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Atari May 31, 2009 at 10:01 pm

Honestly.

All the young pups talking about how they are 'just having fun,' and the older folk need to 'lighten up.'

You guys are a bunch of ignorant brats who don't yet fully perceive the quality of respect.

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Elisa July 11, 2009 at 5:55 am

Wow.

If you want to party, go to a friend's place or go to a bar.

If you want to see guys get plastered, see above.

Passengers shouldn't have to put up with it. One or two drinks with a meal is not the same as being plied with alcohol. Nor is it appropriate for FAs to get someone drunk, especially if they're under age.

Hey, I don't care what kids do if they do it themselves. Steal from Daddy's liquor cabinet and party on, if that's what you want to do. But the airline shouldn't be assisting you – it's illegal. Not to mention the fact… if they ran over a 3yo child while drunk, will the FAs still smirk and be rude about it?

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Anya July 26, 2009 at 3:09 pm

Sounds terribly irresponsable of the airline staff. At a great altitude the effects of alcohol are exarcebated, so a smaller quantity has a greater effect. I've been reading stories of people clearly inebriated being allwoed on board – how is that even legal? It's obvious that if there is any sort of emergency the drunk people are at a disadvantage. So are those who take sleeping drugs, sure, but at least those won't be putting other passengers into more risk. Gods, what idiots.

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Mick November 29, 2009 at 8:41 pm

V Ross, I think you are 100% right in being irritated by these clowns. If it had been me, and the dudes were that sloshed, I'd have stuck my foot out in the aisle when one of them went galloping down to visit their buddies. LOL.

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Mark December 2, 2009 at 10:03 am

TravMD, when you are spiking a person's drink without their knowledge, you are committing a felony. Doctors who are convicted of felonies have a hard time (ie impossible) getting work as a doctor, as no board will allow them to be certified to practice medicine.

If you kill the poor drunk with your disulfram donation, then obviously you won't be prescribing anyone anything for a long time, in fact about as long as "Butch" makes you his bitch.

Your post is the funniest bit of medical bullshit I have read in a long time, are you a nurse???

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Optics December 23, 2009 at 10:57 am

OMG come on yes they drank and they seem to have only annoyed one person the whole flight.

Stop micro-managing folks. Damn

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ps December 23, 2009 at 11:28 am

It was one of the spring break “go on vacation, leave on probation” trips. Hey, no one got hurt and outside of loud talking, no other issues. I’ve sat near cold sober business wanna-bes that are 20 times more annoying (and louder) than the party brigade you’re talking about.

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J. Harper March 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

You get drunk in a bar, at a party, with an ex-girlfriend prior to making another "mistake," or at a conference for work. Not on an airplane. Mind you, I have been drunk on a plane plenty of times, but only those flying with me knew it. Being loud and obnoxious is perfectly fine in all sorts of situations, just not on a plane, it's that simple.

It all depends on how annoying these guys were really being. Were they being friendly? Or obnoxious? If other passengers were having fun with these guys, then the OP may have just been a little up-tight. Again though, you should cater your attitude on a flight to the lowest common denominator. If being loud, even in a friendly fun manner, annoys someone, then lower your volume. You're not being a "fun guy" if you're annoying someone.

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Demotage March 11, 2010 at 9:20 am

I agree. But then, I think that the people who laugh out loud at the sitcoms they show on flights should be castrated with dull fishing knives. For being morons if nothing else.

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merlin May 10, 2010 at 10:39 pm

FUCCKCKKK YOUUUU!!!!

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the-H May 10, 2011 at 9:15 am

There are other places to get drunk, such as bars, pubs, clubs, discos, even your own home. A plane certainly doesnt belong to them ( also no other public transport systems).

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Des May 30, 2013 at 12:33 am

You could just ignore the drunks, if they paid for a gallon of booze that’s their problem. At least they didn’t soil your surroundings (or you, for that matter). Now, THAT would be the flight from hell! Plus, they would have to deal with the plane hangover afterwards, be happy with that. The stewardess, on the other hand, was just plain rude, and you were right to be mad at her. If it’s her obligation to catter to “everyone else’s businesses”, she should have attended you equally, without sneering. At the end you payed for her service too. I rest my case.

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