28
Jun
2007
Posted by: Tyler Colman (a.k.a. Dr. Vino)

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As a peripatetic wine writer I often get asked the question: can you take wine on a plane? In this day and age of the Global War on Toiletries, the short answer is no.

However, the good folks at Reef sandals may be on their way to helping plane travelers in need of a nip. They have a pair of sandals known as “the dram” (aff) that has a 1.5 ounce reservoir in each sole. Three ounces? That sounds like the TSA magic number for liquids to me!

The only catch is that you would have to have feet small enough so that the sandals fit inside the infamous one-quart plastic bag. Oh, and the fluid would have to be less than 140 proof (as the TSA helpfully elaborates, that includes 150 proof rum and 95% grain alcohol).

Tyler Colman checked wine in the hold and has some tips from his experience.

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Categorized in: liquids, TSA

4 Responses to “Johnnie Walker”

  1. slakko Says:

    Depending on where you fly from, the answer can be yes. The duty free store at London Stansted Airport was recently seen selling quarter-bottles of wine in an innovative approach where a plastic wine glass was fused with the cap, so you can buy in the airside shopping area, bring it on board, and discreetly have yourself a glass of more drinkable wine than you can get on board the low cost carriers.

  2. Mike Maddaloni Says:

    Forget the plane, this is perfect for sneaking bourbon into the next Kentucky Derby! :)

    mp/m

  3. Vagabondish | Booze in Your Flip-Flops? Q Would Be Proud. Says:

    [...] UpgradeTravelBetter.com is reporting: … the good folks at Reef sandals may be on their way to helping plane travelers in need of a nip. They have a pair of sandals known as “the dram” that has a 1.5 ounce reservoir in each sole. Three ounces? That sounds like the TSA magic number for liquids to me! [...]

  4. Travel Betty Says:

    The first three words that come to mind: Toe Jam Mixer

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