Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Woman Shares Vodka With Other Passengers Before TSA Could Take it Away At Airport Security Checkpoint

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Oct 04, 2012 10:35 AM EDT

Text Size: A A A

vodka
The TSA has gone loose on liquor rules. Those who want to buy alcohol abroad at a duty-free shop and don’t want to store it in their checked luggage when they have a connecting flight, can now do so.(Photo : Wikimedia)

With the TSA's strict liquid rule, large bottles of alcohol are definitely not allowed on flights. One woman with a large bottle of vodka at Washington Dulles International Airport didn't seem to know that until she got to the security checkpoint. Not wanting to let her alcohol go to waste, she started to share it with other travelers.

On Tuesday, a man named Adam Conner posted a photo to his Facebook account of the woman with her handle of vodka and explained the story behind it as he waited to board his plane at the Washington Airport.

Share This Story

"Woman at Dulles security line, unable to carry her plastic handle of Smirnoff vodka through security, is currently drinking it in line and offering swigs to other passengers. It's 7:30am and TSA is not amused," Conner shared with his friends.

 Conner wasn't just a witness to the woman's antics. She even offered him some of her vodka.

Conner's friends were quite amused by the photo. It was liked over 360 times and shared over 230 times.

His friends wrote some humorous responses to the photo and the story.

"If loving this woman is wrong, I don't wanna be right," wrote Josh Goodman.

"A real friend would have given her some OJ...or some olives," wrote Jason Rosenberg.

"Plan B was pouring it into 20 - 3oz shampoo bottles," wrote Matt White, making a reference to the TSA's 3oz liquid rule.

The photo then made it onto Reddit on Wednesday, where it was seen by thousands. Some users shared their own stories of people trying to drink alcohol before airport security took it away.

User snarlyj, who had the top comment, wrote:

"I remember flying out of San Francisco right after that 'scare' in 2006, when almost no one knew about the new regulations. Several people in line had NICE bottles of wine they'd picked up, and there wasn't an easy method of suddenly shipping them or carefully putting them in checked luggage or whatever. Everyone was just being told to throw their liquid away.

When I got in line for security, bottles of wine were being passed up and down the line as people had tries. I was about 18 an LOVING IT haha. A security guard told me it'd been happening for over an hour (with new people joining the line and opening their own) and "hey, we aren't going to stop it, unless it starts being a problem."

I like to think it continued all day."

While some airlines serve alcohol on planes, being highly intoxicated is frowned upon and in many cases, it doesn't go so well.

In September, a male model who was drunk on a plane began to harass other passengers and even tried to force a woman to kiss him.

In August, a tourist was so drunk at an airport in Italy that he fell asleep on the baggage belt and went through the x-ray machine.

In June, a businessman who was drunk started to hand out cash to his fellow passengers. When they wouldn't accept it, he threw a fit and later went on to destroy his cell phone and eat the Sim Card.

© 2015 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

European City

Managing a Home Stay on your Travels Abroad

Whether a student or avid traveler, staying with a host family can be an amazing experience with first hand exposure to the culture, language, and food. But, of course there are fears and worries about staying with a family you have never meet, and the host family has them too about letting a stranger into their home. You want this time that you are staying with them to be enjoyable, full of intercultural learning and exchanges.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Kentucky's own Bonnie and Clyde: Dalton Hayes and Cheyenne Phillips.

Kentucky Teens Crime Spree: Youngsters Suspected Of Car Theft Finally Apprehended

Kentucky teens crime spree made the headlines early Sunday morning. These teenage sweethearts were found grabbing some shut-eye inside a stolen pickup truck in Florida.

President Barack Obama

Obama: Paid Family Leave Is A Worker’s Right!

President Obama wants paid family leave to happen.

Berlin Mosque Outspoken Against Paris Attack

Duke Chapel Call To Prayer: Muslim Students At Duke University To Start Weekly Call-To-Prayer, Aid In Restoring Peace?

Duke Chapel Call To Prayer – Muslim students enrolled at the Duke University are set to start a weekly call to prayer. This is the latest according to the announcements made by school officials. Call to prayers will begin on Friday. Will such actions restore the peace between non-Muslims and Muslims in and out of Duke University?

Kim Jong Un

North Korea US Talks: DPRK Promises To Stop Nuclear Tests If Washington Promises To Stop Joint Military Exercises With South Korea

North Korea US talks may or may not happen following the former nation’s renewed bid to sway Washington’s decision after it rejected Pyongyang’s proposal to suspend nuclear tests under the condition that yearly American military drills with South Korea were put off. According to An Myong Hun, if the proposal is accepted, “many things will be possible this year on the Korean peninsula.”

Chris O'Leary shares picture on Twitter.

Passenger Delta: 65-Seater Regional Jet Flies To New York With Only Two Passengers

Passenger Delta flies to New York with only one other person. Today, flights are almost always packed that finding an empty middle seat has become somewhat of a rare luxury.

Memorial grows for 4 men shot in killed in San Francisco shooting Friday night

San Francisco Shooting: 4 Murdered In Hayes Valley, Suspects Still Hunted, Gang Related Shooting?

San Francisco Shooting – Four men were murdered in the upscale Hayes Valley neighborhood Friday night, according to authorities. The victims of the San Francisco shooting who were reportedly shot to death were found shot inside a black 2005 Honda parked near the corner of Page and Laguna streets.

Mass Unity Rallies Held Around The World Following Recent Terrorist Attacks

United States Issues Worldwide Travel Alert: Recent Terror Attacks In Paris And Hostage Taking In Sydney

United States issues worldwide travel alert following the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and Sydney. This alert comes after the announcement that French police have once again managed to track down and kill three of the hostage takers involved in the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Major Floods Swamp Metro Detroit Area

Interstate 94 Pileup: Lanes Reopen After Deadly 193-Vehicle Pileup

Interstate 94 Pileup – After the deadly pileup involving more than 100 cars in the Interstate 94 at Michigan, all lanes have now reopened. The lanes have reopened on Sunday, which was two days after the pileup that claimed one life while leaving more than a dozen injured.

Alcohol poisoning kills 6 Americans every day

US Government Alcohol Poisoning Kills 6 People Daily, Victims Mostly Middle-Aged Adults

US Government Alcohol Poisoning – According to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 2,200 people die from alcohol poisoning each year in the United States, meaning there it can kill an average of six people daily.

Find Us on Facebook

travelers today

© Copyright 2015 Travelers Today All Rights Reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics