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Wang and Yang and a Bottle of Wine At A Chinese Airport

Airlines & Airports | Rich Thomaselli | June 24, 2015

Wang and Yang and a Bottle of Wine At A Chinese Airport

Would you sit next to a guy who just chugged half-a-bottle of $1,300 wine, so valued for its alleged aphrodisiac powers?

Well that’s what happened in China recently.

According to a report, two men were about to board a flight in Guangzhou when they were asked to open their luggage. The men, named Wang and Yang – you can’t make this up – dutifully complied.

One of them, however, had a sculpture of a tiger – again, you can’t make this up – embedded with an expensive bottle of wine.

When security told the men they couldn’t take the bottle, a female security guard said one of them told her, “Little girl, it's good stuff inside. It's aphrodisiac wine that was bought from my buddy's hometown. You know, it's very, very expensive. It cost us a good 8,000 yuan. Smell it...feel the aroma."

Hmmm. Seems like it was working on the men even before they drank it.

But security told them that such a large bottle cannot be brought on the plane, upon which they cracked it, and, well, down the hatch.

They were then told that drunken passengers aren’t allowed to fly but they pleaded their case again, with one of them saying "We both can drink like a fish, but we're afraid of wasting the aphrodisiac! We won't bring this kind of stuff any more. If we do, we will register it as checked baggage.”

Presumably there were no incidents aboard the flight.

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