Flying, even if one is lucky enough to find themselves on a completely peaceful and entirely baby-free flight, is a modern chore largely unmatched by other mass transportation methods. Sure, buses are reliably atrocious, but the distance from one destination to the next is short enough to avoid the mental anguish one faces when seated next to, say, an excited Seventh-day Adventist on a painfully early six-hour flight.
Clearly just here to add fear to this toxic mixture, an airBaltic crew was recently busted for being f:)cking wasted just hours before a planned flight from Oslo to the island of Crete earlier this month. The co-pilot, found to have a blood alcohol level of more than seven times the legal limit, admitted to drinking "two bottles of whisky and some beer" with fellow crew members shortly before the flight's departure. Thankfully, he has now been sentenced to six months in jail, according to the Guardian.
Two flight attendants have also been sentenced to jail time, 45 and 60 days each, after testing positive for alcohol. Brazenly ignoring the "captain goes down with the ship" idiom, the flight's 50-year-old pilot is rejecting the charges levied against him. He was found to have a blood alcohol level of more than two times the legal limit and faces a maximum sentence of two years in prison.
So, yes. Flying is still the foremost modern chore.