The price of inflight beer and wine – like all other airline fees – has gone up. You may now pay $9 for a drink. And just like the movie theater you aren’t supposed to bring your own snacks, but at those prices how can you not at least consider it?
That looks to be what happened at Washington Dulles airport. Ed Pizzarello of Pizza in Motion snapped this photo of a passenger riding between concourses — carrying a beer.
Given their hub at Washington Dulles I suppose the caption on the photo ought to be, “Area Man Prepares to Fly United Airlines.”
Although I suppose what’s really impressive is that the man apparently didn’t spill any. Neither the airport train nor the mobile lounges are especially smooth rides.
At my home airport in Austin (and at several other airports in the U.S.) you can get beer and wine “to go” — just don’t drink your own alcohol on the plane or else. If your flight doesn’t divert to the nearest airport it may be met on arrival by law enforcement.
— gary leff (@garyleff) October 20, 2017
A year and a half ago a passenger snapped a photo as he got off a flight, and captured a beer in the cockpit causing an eruption. The Washington Dulles passenger isn’t dressed like a working crewmember though so he’s probably in the clear.
— jon edwards (@JonedwarJon) September 20, 2017