Many people have something to keep themselves busy with when boarding a plane. We may prefer carrying our projects on a laptop, listening to music or enjoying a book. However, some of us cope with planes by getting really-really drunk, to get rid of anxiety and nervousness. Despite of numerous medical warnings related to dehydration during the flight, there are doctors who order alcohol drinks while high in the sky.
How do social norms regulate this issue? What amount of alcohol is appropriate to consume during a flight?
Travel etiquette experts say that first of all, you can drink. But not to the extent of getting wasted motivating it with impossibility to survive a flight. Other passengers are not the reason to it and shouldn’t feel uncomfortable because of a drunk person’s sometimes unpleasant behavior.
Plane seats are put very close to one another, so both you and others have very limited space. Oftentimes, people have a need to lie down after drinking too much. But it’s impossible during flight! Now imagine you get sick and throw out right there, with people sitting elbow to elbow with you. This is a really disgusting thing.
If you drink, know your limits. Or better look for a different means of calming your nerves prior to a flight, since alcohol is not a reliable option in this matter.