Are Aircraft Issues Causing More People To Drink While Flying?

Although incredibly expensive, grabbing a drink while flying can be rather relaxing.

Staying on that topic, a strange thought popped into my head the other day, and it got me thinking.

With all the recent aircraft mechanical issues, are more flyers stressed and, as a result, drinking more while flying?

That's a logical assumption, right?

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 30: United Airlines planes sit on the runway at Newark Liberty International Airport on November 30, 2021 in Newark, New Jersey. The United States, and a growing list of other countries, has restricted flights from southern African countries due to the detection of the COVID-19 Omicron variant last week in South Africa. Stocks in the travel and airline industry have fallen in recent days as fears grow over the spread and severity of the variant. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Recent Aircraft Mechanical Issues

I've lost track of all the recent aircraft mechanical issues reported; obviously, most of them involve Boeing planes.

Everything from doors flying off to engines blowing up, and let's not forget about a wheel falling off after takeoff.

I don't know about you, but the recent issues make it slightly unnerving to think about flying on a commercial plane.

That brings me back to my original point: How do flyers deal with the added uncertainty?

Alcohol Consumption On Planes

Although I wasn't able to find a report or study confirming my hunch, I would not be the least bit surprised if there has been an uptick in people drinking while flying in hopes of taking the edge off.

I could be wrong, but it makes total sense to me.

Do You Get More Drunk On A Plane

You may think that drinking on a plane will make you more drunk, but assuming you're in a pressurized plane, that's not really the case.

Believe it or not, there isn't any research showing that while drinking on a plane, you'll end up more drunk.

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