On Sunday we wrote about The One Trick You Should NEVER Do In A Hotel, and today we are going to pass along The One Trick You Should NEVER Do On An Airplane.
As much as we love Happy Hour, you shouldn’t be serving yourself your own minis – or any other alcohol you brought along – on board the airplane. Yes, the TSA allows you to fill up your 3-1-1 bag with minis, but here is a quick look at the policy from The TSA Blog about consuming your own alcohol that you brought on the plane:
- Travelers may carry as many 3.4 ounce bottles of liquid (mini bottles of liquor are 1.7 ounces) that fit comfortably in one, quart sized, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Comfortable means that the bag will seal without busting at the seams. One bag is permitted per passenger.
- Liquids (including alcohol) purchased after clearing the security checkpoint are permitted on the aircraft.
- FAA regulations state that “No person may drink any alcoholic beverage aboard an aircraft unless the certificate holder operating the aircraft has served that beverage.”
So now that we told you that you shouldn’t consume your own alcohol that you brought on board, what if you wanted to try it?
- Be discreet – don’t “set up shop” and display your own minis on your tray table
- Comply with the crew – if they catch you, apologize, and quickly put it away … don’t be “that guy”
Here is your chance to confess … do you sneak your own alcohol on board an airplane? What do you drink, and why do you do it?