A group of young women flying to Miami tried to bring a bottle of alcohol through the TSA checkpoint. The bottle was flagged because it was more than 100 milliliters of liquid, and not inside a plastic freedom baggie.
In my experience when TSA stops someone with a bottle of water they’ll ask the passenger if they want to drink it or throw it away? These women weren’t going to let a perfectly good buzz go to waste. So they all passed around the bottle taking swigs, in order to be able to fly.
One might even argue that this video shows how TSA liquid rules incentivize passengers to drink too much prior to flying. It would have been against the law for these passengers to drink their own alcohol on the plane. Wouldn’t it be better to let them take it to their final destination? Fortunately there’s no followup showing incidents in the passenger cabin following the group’s pre-security pregame.
(To be clear while I saw this video posted by the ‘Humans of Spirit Airlines’ Instagram account, there’s no indication that these are actually Spirit Airlines passengers.)
Many airports have restaurants that sell alcohol to go. The TSA isn’t keeping alcohol out of the passenger cabin. They simply ban liquids over a certain amount, and this alcohol is in liquid form. Something tells me that if these women had the time and cash they likely continued altering their consciousness in one form or another inside security.