I got a kick out of the couple sitting in front of me on my Los Angeles to Denver flight, who over the course of the flight seemed to go from lovebirds to enemies. Was it the screwdrivers they were consuming in place of breakfast?
From Lovebirds To Mortal Enemies: Passengers Fight After Morning Screwdrivers…
A young-ish couple took their seats in front of me on my United Airlines LAX-DEN flight in row one and looked like they could have been newlyweds. The kissing continued throughout boarding, interrupted only for them to consume the pre-flight mimosas offered by a flight attendant. They were laughing, there were joking, they appeared very happy…
After takeoff, both rapidly reclined their seats. This was an older ex-Continental 737-800 and the recline is fairly generous. With the seats reclined, the couple were very close to me and my seatmate.
Both skipped breakfast and just ordered screwdrivers (orange juice and vodka). Then they ordered a refill.
I zoned out of their conversation while enjoying my breakfast, but all of a sudden they began fighting.
The f-bombs flew and the woman was very angry…over what, I have no idea. The guy, who had a mohawk haircut, was just snickering and trying to ignore her. But she raised her voice sufficiently that many turned their heads in the cabin.
After a few moments they both put their noise-cancelling headphones on and ignored each other for the rest of the flight.
I guess they were still thirsty because each ordered one more alcoholic drink prior to landing. Hey, it’s five o’ clock somewhere, right?
Ah, the roller coaster of love. Whatever flipped a switch for that couple to go from lovebirds to mortal enemies…I can not say…but I doubt the screwdrivers helped. I wrote about this because it all happened literally in front of me: it was unavoidable. But I do sincerely wish that couple all the best in their tempestuous relationship.