DENVER -- A suspicious substance reported on a Northwest Airlines flight that landed at Denver International Airport Monday evening turned out to be flat champagne.
A flight attendant on Northwest flight 1905 from Minneapolis/St. Paul had opened a bottle of champagne and noticed that it wasn't carbonated and had an unusual odor, said airline spokesman Kurt Ebenhoch.
"She became concerned and as a precaution alerted the local authorities, who investigated it and it turned out to be a bottle of flat champagne," Ebenhoch said.
The 120 passengers on the flight disembarked on schedule at DIA. The return flight was delayed by 16 minutes because of the incident, he said.
Airport spokesman Chuck Cannon said DIA operations employees contacted the Denver Police Department's crime lab unit and the FBI as a precaution
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2138 times:
My GOD, the horror of it!! FLAT sparkling wine??!? (trust me, it wasn't true Champagne). I shudder to think what will happen if and when a hot meal is served on a NW flight. I'm sure that will prompt an emergency landing and a dousing of foam by the fire department...
Braniff727 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 686 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1665 times:
Northwest was rated the Number 2 "Wine Cellar in the Sky" of all International Airlines. I cannot recall who was number 1, Finnair sticks out in my mind for some reason, nor do I remember the source, but there was a post about it on here quite some time ago.
The poll was of most large international carrier's First / Business Class selections. Additionally, Northwest partnered with Food and Wine magazine to pick its selections to ensure a better choice for its passengers. They have also changed their coach wine from Turning Leaf to a slightly better wine. Forgive me, but I can't remember the name, but I know it's a Chilean wine.
TWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52 Reply 13, posted (10 years 11 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1652 times:
Yes, but that's on their international flights. This was a domestic MSP-DEN run. I'm surprised there was any sparkling wine at all in the galley (I've asked for champagne before on domestic NW flights - no dice).