Before the pandemic era, travelers would often return from a trip complaining about the terrible service provided by airlines. Things have changed. These days, the complaints are about the passengers. The mask rules may be the trigger, but the assholery can’t be explained away by a single issue. Now the FAA is asking for help, including this request made in a letter to a thousand commercial airport operators. “We have received reports that some airport concessionaires have offered alcohol ‘to-go,’ and passengers believe they can carry that alcohol onto their flights or they become inebriated during the boarding process. The FAA requests that airports work with their concessionaires to help avoid this.” Look, we’re in a metal tube hurtling through the air at 500 miles per hour, can we at least hold the outbursts until we’re safely on the tarmac?

+ Think I’m overstating the trend? Flight attendants are now being trained in self-defense. Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.