Should Alcohol Consumption On Airline Flights Be Limited Or Banned?
Summer is vacation time, and given the fact that many of us did the 'staycation' thing last year due to the pandemic, this year, many people are looking to get away for vacation, and rightly so since we've been cooped up at home far too long.
There's nothing quite like taking that week or so off to decompress and have some fun anywhere else away from home. Since the pandemic began, I've seen and heard about the RV industry boom. People are discovering the benefits of camping, whether it be in a tent, travel trailer or motorized RV.
And of course, airline travel has picked up as well. It's great to hop on a plane to a faraway place for vacation, but not every flight has been smooth sailing. With Covid restrictions, some flights have been seeing in-flight incidences. Mostly due to pandemic restriction issues. And the fact that alcohol can be consumed on some flights, we've heard about some incidents that have gotten a bit out of hand from those who may have had a bit too much to drink.
The Alcohol Rehab website recently conducted a survey about alcohol consumption on airline flights, and the results are pretty interesting. The survey shows that one in three persons drink on the flight as they begin their vacation, and one in ten persons stated that they have become drunk while on a flight.
I haven't had a drink while flying in a long time, but I have to admit, I used to, and there were a few times I ended up a bit tipsy. The Alcohol Rehab article also mentions that almost half of the people surveyed nationwide think alcohol consumption should be limited on flights. New Yorkers who were surveyed, bring that percent up to 54 percent. And 38 percent of people surveyed nationwide think alcohol should be banned on airline flights.
I'm not sure how well that would go over. I'm guessing those who object if it became the rule, would probably make a stop at the airport bar before boarding. What are your thoughts? Should alcohol consumption on airline flights be limited or banned?
via Alcohol Rehab