Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Flying With Champagne

After the tragedy and trauma of 9/11 air lines were paced with the predicament that bottles of champagne could be used as offensive weapons (imagine a smashed jagged edge).

In 2003 LinkPlas, a New Zealand firm, came up with a plastic 33 cl bottle that looks and behaves just the same as its glass counterpart (apart from being a lethal weapon, that is). It is called the Pettle and weighs just over an ounce and is unbreakable. Given that BA passengers drink over a million bottles of champagne a year and that the average air line cabin is drier than the Sahara on a long haul flight the Pettle seems to be the answer to their prayers.

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