Refusing to bow to airport liquids ban, woman drinks bottle of cognac


#1

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#2

My uncle did this with a bottle of gin. Passed out, woke up in hospital, holiday ruined.


#3

Maybe, and I’m just saying maybe, she has a problem.
Maybe.


#4

We all have a problem. The problem is a vast excess of worthless “security” measures we for some reason did not yet rise up against. We just keep accepting the worsening of the overall situation.


#5

Sure. That’s true.
But when your response is to sit down and drink the entire bottle of cognac, there may also be other problems in play.


#6

One time after a series of events I ended up at an airport with a third of a bottle of rum in my carry-on I had forgotten about.

While I haaate security theater, I still have a rule for myself: do something super stoopid, you are banned. Haven’t had rum since. And the TSA treated the container literally like a dirty bomb.


#7

I want to party with that chick, bigtime!


#8

I’m with @Papasan – my problem is I can’t find women like this to travel with.


#9

You just don’t know the right women…bummer.


#10

Isn’t that what I just said?


#11

Bummer because you don’t already know them.


#12

This wouldn’t be a news story if it was a 1-oz bottle.


#13

Once again, the missed opportunity is a FedEx kiosk alongside the security checkpoint, where travelers can mail things forward to their destination, or home to themselves. There must be a lot of things now that are legal to ship by courier but which are forbidden by airline security theater. Liquids, nail clippers, pocket knives, etc.


#14

Recently had a bottle of pasta sauce confiscated. Chugged it :wink:


#15

They won’t ship booze, even if you are shipping it to yourself all kinds of federal tax law hassle for that.

Pocket knives I know they ship with whoever it is they contract out to as I have had to do that twice. On the plus side since I immediately said oh crap sorry where do I go mail this back to myself they politely pointed to the kiosk and let me jump back to the front of the line.


#16

In retrospect, covering myself with that entire bottle of sunscreen was not worth the temporary satisfaction.


#17

This is not applicable for the airport scenario, but can such restrictions be worked around by pouring the liquid into another, non-booze-looking container and labeling it as e.g. a solvent or anything else that has less hassle associated?


#18

I have never tried that. The only time I wanted to ship some home while on vacation it was easier just to put the bottle in the checked luggage.
I did look into it recently and basically now the shop you buy it from needs to do the shipping you can’t just do it yourself.


#19

Carried six cans of Guinness in my carry-on luggage. For some reason it didn’t set off any alarms, so I did what any decent, reasonable, law-abiding person would do.

“Anything to declare?”

“No.”

“Move along.”


#20

Can you pour the booze into the requisite number of ziplock quart size baggies, or do you need a second container inside the baggie?