On a flight to Vegas, I was sitting in the exit row of a flight with two men from Canada on their way to a convention.
We got to talking and ordered drinks while we did this. I was ordering wine one at a time. They were ordering doubles of rum and coke.
After the second round, we tried to order a third.
The flight attendant went back and grabbed the purser. The purser came on by and cut all three of us off for the flight!
Now, the guys I was traveling with weren’t getting rowdy at all, but they weren’t exactly paying attention during the exit row briefing and mildly irritated the flight attendant. Part of me thinks that’s why she was quick to cut them off on a five hour flight.
But I was shocked I was cut off after two glasses of wine for the flight! After all….
The gentlemen felt bad next to me, but I didn’t mind and we had a good conversation about things to do in Vegas (plus discussed how expensive it is to fly to the US from Canada!)
When we got to Vegas, I guested them into the Centurion Lounge there so we could have that third-round of drinks.
They still felt really bad at that point, but I thought it was hysterical to finally get cut off.
I sometimes feel like they are trying to give you as much wine as they can in first class so you’ll fall asleep during the entire flight. I guess once you are in coach, they’re afraid you’ll revolt. Or resort to cannibalism.
Have you ever been cut off when traveling? How many drinks did it take?