Originally Posted by lasvegasfan
But I don't get rip-roaring, angry, loud and belittling though. Airports and beer go hand in hand for me. Kinda like peanut butter goes with jelly.
In Phoenix, I was bellied up to the bar with an 86 year old woman. There wasn't a single time that she'd tell me a story or joke and we weren't laughing! She was coherent, entertaining and very friendly. This woman was hysterical.. not to mention, bombed. I didn't really realize she was until she TOLD ME! She even got an extra bourbon, poured it into a flask in her purse...asked for a cup of ice and chewed on a few and went to go find her terminal. She was two sheets to the wind, and packing even MORE booze for the plane ride!
Is she a threat to National Security? She wasn't falling down, loud or even bothering anyone.. so what if this 86 y.o. woman has a penchant for bourbon?
IMO, she'll just sit in her seat....sleep... maybe converse if someone wanted to and sip away on her flask. To ME, eh.. no biggy.
But, if rules are rules.. she'd be turned away. I'm not so sure that I'd agree with that.
I understand the need to want to curb the drunkards from boarding.. especially when they're belligerent. Maybe a breathalyzer wouldn't be good.. keep it more of a case by case situation.