Full disclosure. I hate to fly. However, the reasons for my lack of love for commercial aviation have changed over the years. At first, I really didn’t like the feeling at takeoff. I know, for most, it’s the landing. For me, just the opposite. Once I get/got in the air, I’m fine.
Then, I discovered that the headache and hassle of flight was too much for me. I’m old enough to remember flying pre-911. It was EASY to get on a plane. And it was fun to take and pick people up from the airport. Entire generations of Americans will never know what it’s like to see a loved on off at his/her gate; or, how exciting it was to stand at the gate and watch him/her emerge from the plane.
However, my current problem with flying is how the friendly skies are now populated with idiots. People are nuts-especially post Covid. They act like fools and get kicked off planes. The entire process is ALWAYS captured on other passengers’ smartphones, and you just KNOW makes everyone on edge for the entirety of the flight. And it’s always the stupidest reasons that cause this to happen (not that there’s a good reason). Take this idiot for instance.
Rarely does this kind of thing happen in first class. Ironically, the self-righteous, entitled, buttheads are usually back in coach with me. Apparently, stupidity happens in the front of the boat as well. Now, there does appear to be some explanation required from the airline here as the problem arises from the man NOT being served a pre-flight gin & tonic. A first-class feature of American Airlines IS pre-flight beverage service.
That being said, quit acting like a fool and getting kicked off planes. You just make people like me even more anxious.