Whoever still buys into this “flying the friendly skies” bullshit ought to be taken out of their misery. I know it’s hard not to believe in your fellow man and trust they can be civil in the skies but that’s not how it works. Traveling by air has a different code of conduct. Not many people do it regularly enough to recognize this though and get their panties in a bunch when they do. If these numbskulls could get it through their heads that getting trashed is the only way to travel by air, maybe they’d enjoy themselves more and stop worrying about other passengers’ etiquette.
People are always complaining about air travel like some Jerry Seinfeld bit on crack. I don’t know if it’s because they believe everything advertisers say or if they think dropping a couple hundred gives them the right to a few hours of luxury but they shouldn’t and it doesn’t. If someone wants to fly like they believe all people are entitled to then they should buy a private jet or spend a few extra on the nice seats. Both of those are going over the top, though. Sitting in a cramped seat for a while is no big deal and dealing with assholes is no problemo, especially when you’re hammered out of your gourd. It’s how you’re supposed to do it.
Flying isn’t supposed to be luxurious. It’s not nearly as awful as some pussies crack it up to be, either. The way everyone talks about it, you’d think every flight was a train ride to Auschwitz. I don’t know why this is. By now, everyone should expect to put up with some pretty terrible behavior. Everyone does on their daily commute. Whether you drive, walk, or take the bus to work you’re going to be dealing with some asshole acting like a piece of shit. Why wouldn’t you expect the same getting on a plane with a bunch of other idiots? What makes flying so much better than other forms of transportation is they take care of everything for you. You have no responsibilities and nothing is expected of you. As long as you don’t endanger or kill other passengers, you’re cool. That’s what makes it perfect for getting plastered. It not only helps the trip go by quicker, it’s easier to ignore all the rude shit people do.
There’s really no such thing as being rude when on an airplane. It’s every man for himself, unless you’re traveling with someone else. In which case, it’s a group effort. That means if your travel partner gets too drunk or in a fight, that shits on you too. Other than that, you shouldn’t give a flying fuck about anyone else’s behavior. All you should be worried about is making sure the drinks keep on coming and you don’t end up pissing yourself or puking more than those little bags can hold. If you want to be a polite little poof and make sure everyone else is having an enjoyable trip, by all means. But if you’re not an employee of the airlines, just know you are going above and beyond your expected duties as a passenger.
Getting drunker than dog shit before getting on a plane may not sound like the brightest idea in the world. If you’re trying to get from point A to point B, without losing all your shit or getting arrested, it’s probably best to have your wits about you. Flying isn’t like other forms of transportation, though. All you’re doing is sitting there. Sure, you may have to catch a connecting flight and doing that blacked out drunk can make it a little difficult. I haven’t been allowed to board a plane before for being too drunk but mistakes happen and if you know what you’re doing, it shouldn’t be all too big of a deal. Getting absolutely smashed does make it more likely for some people to pull the trigger on throwing a fist at some jerk-off’s head, too. But for those who tend to get violent when drunk, there’s always prescription drugs to throw in the mix.
Popping a few Xanax and pounding a couple drinks is the perfect way to fly. Sitting next to a drunk and bored stranger can be pretty awful, even if you’re annihilated. The shit people have no problem saying when strapped in next to one another is pretty entertaining but it can get old after a while. All of that can be avoided by adding a few xanny bars to your pre-flight liquid diet. You just have to time it right, get in your seat, and recline your new most comfortable bed ever. Some delicate dingleberries find this rude and dangerous. That’s their problem, though. If they knew how to fly properly, they wouldn’t even notice. They’d also be fully reclined and passed out with their heads to the side. You don’t have to worry about missing your stop or dying, either. Everyone who works on airplanes knows CPR or something and they’ll practically carry you off the thing when the flights over.
The airlines are the people who came up with this idea of being friendly and courteous to everyone else on the plane. And the only reason they try to push the idea is to make their own lives easier. Yes, it would be great if the traveling public knew how to act like decent human beings but they don’t. Expecting them to is not only unrealistic, it’s setting yourself up for disappointment and aggravation. You’re better off getting annihilated and only caring about yourself. If everyone got on board with it, flying would be easier than it already is.