According to media reports, the co-pilot and passengers joked: This happened only on flights from Las Vegas, but on flights from Chicago for the first time. If someone is drunk, please get off the plane immediately.
Two other passengers also drank, locking themselves in the toilet on the plane, causing further delays. The plane finally took off after the crew coaxed it out.
According to media reports, a witness said the 39-year-old man fell as soon as he boarded the plane, then stumbled around and hit a passenger trying to get in. Investigations by the Manchester District Court confirmed that when he sat down, he took out a bottle of vodka. He explained to the police that he didnt know it was illegal to get drunk on a plane.
Eventually, Erdmanis, the passenger involved, pleaded guilty to drunken flying. He received a two-month community order covering a curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and was told to pay a fine and compensation of 325.
Source: Liable Editor of China Youth Daily: Lin Zhiheng_NY9285