A respected Russian artist was arrested after mixing wine and
prescription drugs before allegedly drinking liquid soap and attacking
flight attendants on a trans-Atlantic flight.
British-based Galina Rusanova is accused of of punching and kicking flight attendants and - at one point - 'snapping like a dog' while trying to bite a crew member's leg.
I flew to Kiev end of March, and as part of keeping ourselves occupied during the 10 hour flight, we got a bottle of whiskey from the on board duty free catalog. Got to love AeroSvit - the steward brought the bottle along with three plastic cups and my cousin, I, and a girl (we met at the terminal before boarding) had quite a good time consuming it. A couple sitting in the next aisle got creative with their whiskey bottle and juice, by using a Starbucks commuter mug as a cocktail shaker. We had a great time without bothering other passengers or giving the flight attendants a hard time.
I fear that due to idiots like this they are going to forbid alcohol consumption from flights altogether. It's almost as if people have to get licensed to drink when flying.