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The Skies May Be Wine-Friendly, But the Airlines Are Not

Nick Fauchald
Issue: November 30, 2004

Wouldn't that cross-country red-eye next to a colicky baby be more bearable if you could split a bottle of Montrachet with your new friend in 5D? On the right airline, you could. A little-publicized gap in Federal Aviation Administration regulations allows passengers to carry on up to 1 liter of unopened alcoholic beverages and consume them if they are served and controlled by a flight attendant.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 30, 2004.

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