Flying is one of my least favorite things to do. There’s just something about being thousands upon thousands of feet off the ground hurtling at the speed of sound in a metal tube that kind of freaks me out. That and I’m afraid of heights. However, if something goes wrong when you’re that high in the air, there’s not much you can do besides close your eyes and hope that all those sins you committed in college don’t get held against you in the Court of Afterlife Law. However, I cannot imagine that getting drunk before climbing onto a plane would do anything more than simply make things worse for everyone. Which is pretty much exactly what happened to this dude trying to fly from Cincinnati to Houston.
Via Dallas News:
“A man who allegedly got drunk before a United Airlines flight from Cincinnati to Houston caused the pilot to make an emergency landing in Nashville on Monday. Mohammed Nasser Aldoseri, 26, told officers he had “eight lemon drop shooters” before getting on the flight, according to court affidavits obtained by WLWT-TV.
Aldoseri is accused of breaking one of the plane’s bathroom doors, throwing up in a sink and speaking loudly in Arabic, “causing extreme concern for passengers and flight crew,” the station reports. The pilot diverted the plane to Nashville, where authorities boarded the plane, found Aldoseri passed out in his seat and arrested him on charges of public intoxication and disorderly conduct.”
I’m no genius, but in today’s day and age, I’m pretty sure it’s never a good idea to scream in another language while on an airplane. It’s just asking for trouble. Especially when you’re also smashing doors and puking your face off into a sink that may or may not drain. I mean, listen, I’m all for a few warm ups before going out in public. You never know when you’re going to need a little liquid courage after you peel yourself off your couch and face the music of the outside world. But there’s a time and place where you don’t do that. Namely, before boarding the form of transportation that will be forever on edge after being tragically linked to terrorism. I mean could this guy have done anything worse before climbing onto the plane? Sure, but not much worse.