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Old Sep 8, 19, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by djbenedict View Post


But n.b. the opposite if you are drinking Bollinger ;-)
Au contraire, itís always Bol-an-jay to me 🥂
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Old Sep 9, 19, 12:45 am
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Originally Posted by Jean2019 View Post
Good afternoon all,

Traveling to Vienna in economy via T3 (after the strike) and plan to buy a bottle of vodka in the non-duty free shelves in the T3 World Duty 3 shop. Only a short stay in Vienna, and a litre of voddy is overkill.

i understand that BA doesnít object to buying and bringing a picnic on board but if I buy a couple of cans of cola on board is their any objection to opening my voddy?

Iím old enough to exercise self-control, but wouldnít dream of doing this if it were frowned on in any way.

Any advice appreciated.

Jean
Surely you won't be allowed to take the liquid back through security on the return journey?
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Old Sep 9, 19, 1:21 am
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What about a handful of miniatures in hand luggage (safely contained within the usual clear plastic bag?)

That way you can leave your duty free purchase untouched and it gives you something to decanter the leftover vodka into for your return journey.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 2:37 am
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Instead of cans of Coke, buy a couple of small bottles and doctor them up before you board.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 3:23 am
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Originally Posted by The_Bouncer View Post
Instead of cans of Coke, buy a couple of small bottles and doctor them up before you board.
that seems quite sad. as noted above it is allowed on BA - albeit the highlife magazine seems to have dreamed up it's own policy!
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Old Sep 9, 19, 3:27 am
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Surely you won't be allowed to take the liquid back through security on the return journey?
Thanks ... I don't intend to.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 3:33 am
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Get some oranges and pre-infuse them with the vodka
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Old Sep 9, 19, 4:12 am
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Originally Posted by BlueThroughCrimp View Post
Get some oranges and pre-infuse them with the vodka
Ahhh the old terraces (football not lounge) trick
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Old Sep 9, 19, 4:33 am
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Ahhh the old terraces (football not lounge) trick
Oh yes!
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Old Sep 9, 19, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by krispy84 View Post
Perhaps call it Vodka rather than Voddy and you might get away with it 😁
Or as long as you donít start too early in the morning drinking Voddy with your brekky. Maybe a side of veggies would help? Itís probably more traditional to have an accompanying toastie but some might like a cookie. Does anyone in Scotland drink theirs with a roastie?
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Old Sep 9, 19, 5:16 am
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Originally Posted by salut0 View Post


Or as long as you donít start too early in the morning drinking Voddy with your brekky.
Bloody Mary?
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Old Sep 9, 19, 5:38 am
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Originally Posted by Jean2019 View Post
Good afternoon all,

Traveling to Vienna in economy via T3 (after the strike) and plan to buy a bottle of vodka in the non-duty free shelves in the T3 World Duty 3 shop. Only a short stay in Vienna, and a litre of voddy is overkill.

i understand that BA doesnít object to buying and bringing a picnic on board but if I buy a couple of cans of cola on board is their any objection to opening my voddy?

Iím old enough to exercise self-control, but wouldnít dream of doing this if it were frowned on in any way.

Any advice appreciated.

Jean
We often do this if not travelling in CE as it is much cheaper than the BoB drinks prices in ET.

The key is to ask nicely in advance - do not assume. I think if you ask first the CC get the "right impression" that you are not there to get hammered, whereas if they catch you in the act it may look less like something they feel able to condone. I always phrase it along the lines of "if it's alright with you, and of course it's fine if the answer is no, but would it be OK if..." We wait for the BoB trolley to reach us to ask this (this may require some patience) unless during boarding the crew member happens to be loitering near us with nothing else to do. We don't otherwise interrupt them.

I would also not pull out a whole litre of vodka. If we are doing this we buy one of the little bottles of spirits from the shop - not minatures but the 20cl bottles that are usually found on the approach to the tills, like this:

https://uk.worlddutyfree.com/ukm_en/...el-20cl-2.html

We also buy a couple of cans of coke (or alternatively may on occasion consider liberating a can of mixer from a lounge, don't tell).

The size of the bottle again makes it clearer to the CC that we aren't planning on getting outrageously drunk - shared between two it is two doubles each which is enough but not outrageous and within the bounds of what BA would usually be OK serving anyway. We show them the bottle once the BoB trolley reaches us and ask if it is OK if we share this during the flight and if so please could we have some cups and ice. We also like to buy some food at the same time, both to reassure that it won't be on an empty stomach and because as I understand it they are on commission so lose out by us drinking our own.

We've done this a lot and never been denied. Responses have ranged from immediate approval, to a jokey (although perhaps with some underlying seriousness) warning not to get drunk, to going to check with someone first, but it has never been a no.

If your intention, however, is that you want to buy a litre of vodka in order to (eventually) take it home with you, rather than your goal actually being a lower cost option for plane drinking, ignore my comments on the small bottle but perhaps say outright that you only intend to have one or two, not the whole thing! The rest should hold.
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Old Sep 9, 19, 5:41 am
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there is a difference between opening your bottle on a flight to/from ibiza or mykonos...and basically every other city LOL. those rules are there for a reason
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Old Sep 9, 19, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by BlueThroughCrimp View Post
Get some oranges and pre-infuse them with the vodka
OhOhOh.

Vodka Jellys made at home! Brought through security (I assume they'll not be turned back, or be over 50ml).

Make you feel like you're at a teenage party again...
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Old Sep 9, 19, 5:50 am
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Previously you used to get about 2 x 50ml bottles on a trip over in Y in Shorthaul when they were free.

You can get a 100ml empty bottle from the shops, fill with vodka (at home if you want, avoided Duty Paid), and take through security.

Also shows no intention of letting it get out of control, it only being 100ml.

Don't repeat my mistake, and mix up the bottles when refilling, and use the one previously used for mouthwash. Minty vodka and diet coke isn't great...
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