Booze-fueled flights don’t always end well.
But on Wednesday, a Southwest pilot was reportedly so impressed with his passengers’ ability to polish off the plane’s liquor supply that he congratulated them over the speaker.
Oakland Raiders beat reporter Jimmy Durkin was on a flight from Oakland, Calif. to Kansas City to cover Thursday’s NFL game. The journey only takes about three hours and 20 minutes but the fliers—many reportedly decked out in Raiders gear—managed to finish the cabin’s alcohol supply.
Durkin tweeted the pilot’s surprise announcement.
Announcement on flight to Kansas City congratulates the entire aircraft for wiping them completely out of booze. Yep, it's a Raiders flight.— Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) December 7, 2016
Though incidents of passengers misbehaving midflight is on the rise, Durkin told FoxNews.com that passengers on his flight were just enjoying themselves.
“Not particularly rowdy,” Durkin said of his fellow fliers,”and yeah, a decent amount of folks in Raiders gear. Pretty standard fare for a flight to a city where the Raiders are playing.”
On Thursday night, however, the Chiefs ended the Raiders six-game winning streak, bumping the Oakland from the top spot in the AFC West.
No word on whether those same Raiders fans accomplished a similar feat on the way home.
A representative for Southwest was not immediately available for comment.