A woman’s decision to drink an entire bottle of cognac when she learned that she could not take the pricey bottle along on her flight left her so inebriated that she was banned from boarding the plane.
The South China Morning Post reported that when a Chinese woman, identified only by the last name Zhao, was told by Beijing Capital International Airport security that she would not be able to carry the 700 milliliter bottle onto her flight, the woman decided to drink the entire bottle instead of discarding it.
Zhao purchased the bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence at a U.S. airport. The retail price is approximately $200.
After quickly consuming the liquor, Zhao was so inebriated that she was prohibited from boarding the flight. Zhao could not stand up on her own and was screaming. The captain of the plane deemed Zhao a safety risk.
Airline staff placed Zhao in a wheelchair and took her to a room at the airport so she could sober up.
A family member was called to pick up Zhao.