Flying while lit is a major no-no
"If someone seemed well on their way, the trick was to find out when their flight was and then try to pass the blame onto somebody else. Our best line was, 'Hey, we want to make sure you make it onto your flight -- the flight attendants are really strict with this kind of stuff.' Nine times out of 10 they were pretty receptive to that."
Cutting people off is serious business
"Working at an airport bar, you have to cut a lot of people off. Constantly. Sometimes, you'd have to stop them way before you even started serving them. That gets a lot of people angry -- they're used to drinking six, eight, 10 drinks at a bar, but then they're surrounded by other people who are on the same level. But at an airport, you've got someone who's six beers deep next to a mom with three kids and she doesn't drink at all. It's just not traditional bar rules.
"One guy came in already pretty far gone and sat down, had one beer, and started eating off other people's plates. He tried to order another and, of course, I cut him off. Then he started getting mad at me, saying he was going to kick my ass, and when I tried to throw him out he threatened to call the cops. I was like, 'Oh, don't you worry, they're on the way.'