So, I managed to accidentally find myself on the plane with Keri. And we all happen to be in the exit row because none of our upgrades cleared.
In keeping up with the Vegas tradition, we decided to take a fun approach to the flight. So we’ve all ordered rounds of the half-bottles that Keri reviewed prior.
As we argued over who got to pay for this round, the flight attendant laughed that we were going to be a fun group.
Then I started thinking.
At the beginning of trips, the flight attendant gets really serious with the exit row. They need a verbal yes that we are willing and able to operate the exit door. We need to be of a certain age and we need to able to handle whatever strength is needed to open the door.
But there’s no requirement that we be sober.
None of us are getting drunk on this flight, but we are definitely having some fun. At what point is it too much fun? And if an emergency occurred, would this impair our ability to help?
I caveat this with the fact that Keri and I have
inhuman high tolerance levels for wine, so I’m not actually afraid of us being unable to help in an emergency. But what if I was the type of person who couldn’t handle my wine? Would I be more of an impediment than help?
Or are these pre-flight requirements just done as a show and have no bearing on what happens in an emergency?
What do you think? Should I have been able to order a half-bottle of wine for myself?