Air traveler offers 'swigs' of vodka at TSA security checkpoint

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/334130

    What one man witnessed is one of those things you just can't make up. A woman was observed offering "swigs" of vodka to other passengers at Dulles International Airport yesterday after she wasn't permitted to carry the bottle through security.

    Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction. According to Gawker, Adam Conner, Facebook DC manager, saw another passenger drinking out of a Smirnoff vodka bottle and offering it to other travelers at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint at the Washington-Dulles International Airport.

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/334130#ixzz28KtFTr00
     
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    At least the vodka got a good use!:D I only wish she would have had Belvedere on offer!;)
     
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    Brilliant!
     
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    It's easy like that.:)
     
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    I've got a buddy who works for a liquor company and he told me he carries on the little mini bottles of booze through security on flights all the time. Drinks them on the flight if he wants but a lot of time he just takes it with him to give to clients as samples etc. supposedly. I always figured there was no alcohol allowed through but he said it's below the liquid requirement and hasn't really had a problem.
     
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    TSA would probably miss it about half of the time anyhow.
     
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    Next week you can read about the sudden outbreak of oral herpes among flyers.
     
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    alcohol kills it... duh :p
     
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    I've taken minis in my 311 bag lots of times. The only rule is that you're not allowed to serve yourself on the plane. ;)
     
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    That's awesome that there is a picture. There's a trailer waiting for that chick.
     
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    she's grabbing her boob
     
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    or tequila
     
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    Which airline does he fly for?
     
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    Any reports of intoxicated flyers on the flight after the Smirnoff.
     
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    Love the picture - it totally captures that moment when the TSO probably walked up and asked what the heck she was doing.
     
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    A few weeks ago while on a short flight on WN, a guy in the row behind me had redeemed a drink coupon for a mixed drink with a minibottle. When the FA was passing through later to collect trash, he handed her his empty cup and minibottle and then handed a couple more empty bottles out of his bag which he said that he had consumed on his previous flight. (I believe it to be true that he did not drink them while on this current flight.)

    The FA admonished him and said that it was a Federal law that passengers are not allowed to bring minibottles onto flights. Rubbish! But since I was minding my own business in an exit row seat, I certainly wasn't inclined to argue with correct her.

    It would be correct that U.S. law prohibits you from serving yourself. It is not illegal to possess minibottles (whether full or empty) on a flight. If you have alcohol with you, you can comply with the law by having the FA serve it to you. Unfortunately, the FA can refuse to do so for any reason. As I see it, they have little reason to agree to serve your own alcohol in Y since their job is also to try to sell drinks for their employer. So I'm not inclined to ask.
     
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    That's why it's very convenient that I usually travel with my serv... eh, wife, so I don't have to serve myself. :D

    Jokes aside, I know what you mean and what the law says... but do similar laws exist in other countries?
     
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