'We were in Denver, taxiing to the runway bound for Seattle when this drunk woman BELLOWED her dismay that we had not yet taken off and began a drunken rant, which I captured part of for your slack-jawed viewing enjoyment.
We taxied back to the gate, let the Denver airport police and paramedics take charge of her, took on some more fuel and landed in Seattle 49 minutes late thanks to her ranting.The lady seated beside her told me after we took off that she had started babbling about being in the CIA.
While we were refueling, the captain came in to the first class cabin and chatted with us, mentioning that in 25 years he had never heard ANYONE, man or woman, screech, p*ss, moan, babble, foam, rant, rave or misbehave that way. I did some calculations and figured that it could have cost upward of $10,000 for that little 40 minute round trip to the gate before takeoff, taking into consideration fuel costs, police time, paramedic time, flight attendant time to write reports and cost to rebook passengers missing their connections. In my 15 years of business travel this is a first and hopefully a last, too.'