Monday, October 10, 2005

Airline Passengers Treat Flights Like A Bar

RALEIGH, N.C. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An airplane is not supposed to be a bar, but many passengers treat it that way.

That’s according to former flight attendant Terry Espy who says during her 15-year career, passengers got completely sauced high in the sky “all the time.”

Shouting, throwing up and just being “really obnoxious” is normal behavior from the boozed up folks on flights, Espy says, especially the longer ones or the ones that had been delayed.

She says the worst perpetrators were celebrities and professional athletes.

For instance, Espy says there was one time when Lucille Ball became so hammered, she began throwing things at the flight attendants – or the “hired help” as Ball was calling them. Ball had to be cut off and so did her assistant who was sneaking her drinks.

She figures being up in the air where two drinks equals one on the ground is a big factor in contributing to the bar-like atmosphere.

In her words, “All it takes is three or four drinks and passengers are just plowed.”

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