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  1. joerose


    Just a thought for a new article.

    As a young traveler under the age of 21, I have never gotten an “ID” check when being served alcohol in first class or purchasing in economy.

    Is may occur because I look 21+, however do flight attendants ever ID people on flights when it comes to serving alcohol?

    I think it would make an interesting blog post

  2. David W

    I havent seen it done but I probably wouldnt risk it., especially of its a domestic US flight.

  3. Anonymous

    Interesting topic! Sort of addressed this early last year in a post:

    Generally speaking I agree they don’t ID as much on planes as elsewhere. Also, on a plane you have more of a defense if you’re carded (“oh, I thought in international airspace the age limit is different”). That’s not to say you should get drunk because you can, but I know a lot of people try.

    On the other end of the spectrum, I’m 26 going on about 60, and I recently got asked in Emirates first class if I was at least 21. Other than that I don’t remember ever being asked in a premium cabin if I was old enough to drink, so I was caught off guard.

  4. Donna

    I’ve seen people carded in economy on US domestic flights but never in premium class. Then again, it’s hard to recall seeing anyone in premium cabins who look young enough to be carded.

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