Djmatthews From United Kingdom, joined Dec 1999, 213 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
Having just had a discussion with friend of mine. What is the actual law on serving alcoholic drinks in the air? For example, a few years ago I flew American Trans Air (ATA) from MAN-SFB, shortly after leaving MAN the drinks service came round. Being under 21 I wasn't allowed alcohol. However, the year before flying Virgin Atlantic from LGW-BOS I was allowed.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2128 times:
No-so-legal, but on night redeye hops, I've been able to get away with it..partly because the f/a was nice, also because they can't see your face very well...if you have the voice and carry yourself like an adult anyways, it's not a problem. Only thing is, you get caught, there's no place to run to lol One thing to do it in a bar, another on a jet. I remember that I'm flying on somebody else's turf, and not to abuse the hospitality.
PiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2122 times:
>>Also, is it true that alcohol is not allowed to be served in the airspace of some predominatly Muslim countries??<<
This is true. When flying into those countries, the liquor has to be secured before entering that country's airspace. In other words, it isn't just not serving it. The liquor has to be returned to its storage areas and locked up.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
US carriers may be stepping up their enforcement, I don't know. I rarely drink on flights, but I've never been asked for ID when I was. I flew internationally several times before I turned 21, all on US-flag carriers, and was never asked for ID during those flights.
JayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1893 times:
I remember when you only had to be 18 to drink in the US. I worked for an airline in LBB that was a commuter carrier there, Air Midwest. We could fly on WN for free. Fly to DAL and get two bloody mary's in 50 minutes! Then fly to HOU and get two more bloody mary's in 50 minutes. Fly to AUS and get two more bloody mary's in 50 minutes and you'd be feeling no pain.......
Ah to be young again !!
The "really" bad thing about alcohol in flight is that it dehydrates your body much worse than on the ground.........been there, done that.
We had a guy recently on our flight from ICN to DFW on KE who was tanked when he got off the 13 hour plane ride. Seems he bought a bottle of booze on the flight and proceeded to partake from it........basically two people had to sit with him the rest of the flight to make him behave........one was another KE employee I work with.......the guy was arrested as soon as he was taken off the plane at DFW.