Comment: I've heard a rumor that Oprah Winfrey told guests on her show
that if they are flying on commercial airlines in the U.S. that they
should only bring $100 bills on board. This way when they try to buy a
cocktail, the flight attendant won't have correct change and will be
obliged to give it to them for free. I am an airline pilot and I've heard
this from several flight attendants that say they are boycotting anything
Oprah related as a result. I've searched the internet as well as your
site, and while I don't believe this to be completely accurate, I can't
Now I'm not really asking if this is true, because I'm pretty sure it's not. I'm more interesting in knowing a) have any of the FAs here ever had a passenger try this with them, and b) what would you do if a passenger attempted to pay with a $100 bill?
Here's a link to the snopes thread.
[Edited 2007-08-15 20:19:18]