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opened bottles of spirits after the flight

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ermen

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what happens to these opened bottles of spirits post flight?
i always see airlines carry a full bottle of say whiskey on the flight and a lot of times, maybe one or two drinks are poured out during the flight. do they just throw all these opened bottles away after the flight?
 

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They get topped up with water and re-sealed for the next flight ;)
 

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They get topped up with water and re-sealed for the next flight ;)
My father tells the story that in the 60's, when we were living in Africa, he'd mark the level of the Gin bottle after each drink to prevent the Domestic help from helping themselves to it. However, he soon found his ingenious security system had two unforeseen effects. Additional unauthorised lines and decidedly weak G & T's towards the end of the bottle.
 

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what happens to these opened bottles of spirits post flight?
i always see airlines carry a full bottle of say whiskey on the flight and a lot of times, maybe one or two drinks are poured out during the flight. do they just throw all these opened bottles away after the flight?
I've had a cart rolled out before that contained drink bottles already partly used which would seem to suggest they are used again if there's enough in them?

Although on my recent flight an airline was using small 375ml bottles of vodka... so maybe they do ditch them?
 
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My father tells the story that in the 60's, when we were living in Africa, he'd mark the level of the Gin bottle after each drink to prevent the Domestic help from helping themselves to it. However, he soon found his ingenious security system had two unforeseen effects. Additional unauthorised lines and decidedly weak G & T's towards the end of the bottle.
Could have been worse. Could have been whisky!
 

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I noticed the half bottles of spirits used on QF24 the other day.

I would have thought opened bottles would be loaded on next flight and used first.
 

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Spirits will generally keep for at least 6 months, even if the bottle only has 50% left. That's without gas or sucking the air out of them too. After that they don't really go off, they just lose their edge, which they've basically already lost being consumed at such high altitudes anyway.

I'm pretty sure your average Qantas flight would go through a bottle of Glenlivet etc... in less than 6 months. ;)
 
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