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Where to buy a flask late at night

TalkaTalka Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Weird problem here.

It's 1am here, and I'm getting picked up for a trip to Hawaii in four hours, at 5am.

For various reasons, I've decided a flask would make my vacation there more enjoyable. I went out to a liquor store to buy one a few hours ago, but after I decided at the last moment to also buy some wine and Jack Danie'ls, the cashier caught amnesia and forgot to ring up the actual flask we'd spent ten minutes chatting about.

Now it's late and I'm back in my room without a flask. Is there anywhere that'd sell a flask this late?

Bonus question: is there anything special I should know about flying with alcohol, or can I just put it in my checked luggage like anything else?

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    scrivenerjonesscrivenerjones Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Wal-Mart is open 24 hours a day in some godforsaken places.

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    MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You can fly with alcohol. How much, I'm not exactly sure, but one flask isn't going to put you over the limit.

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    nukanuka What are circles? Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Does Hawaii not sell flasks or something?

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    TalkaTalka Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    nuka wrote: »
    Does Hawaii not sell flasks or something?

    I'm going to be camping basically the whole time, and when I'm not I'm going to be depending on my friend's parents for transportation. I just thought things would go over smoother if I got the flask here instead of asking them to pull over at a liquor store five minutes after meeting me.

    I'll check my Walmart's hours.

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    Helpless RockHelpless Rock Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I would be surprised if there wasn't a shop in the airport itself that is selling a flask of some kind. It'll probably be obviously overpriced, but an urgent flask nonetheless.

    Then again, I've never been to an airport and all my knowledge of such things are from movies so there's that.

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    TalkaTalka Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So I might be really dumb but I can't tell when my Walmart's hours are. This is the store information, but the hours listed are only for the pharmacy and the site to store service, which I thought was a separate service Walmart offers from inside the store. Do the site to store hours count for the whole Walmart, or this a 24hour location?

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    RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Talka wrote: »
    So I might be really dumb but I can't tell when my Walmart's hours are. This is the store information, but the hours listed are only for the pharmacy and the site to store service, which I thought was a separate service Walmart offers from inside the store. Do the site to store hours count for the whole Walmart, or this a 24hour location?

    Please note: Store hours are subject to change. Please contact the store for their current hours of operation.

    Yeah, Wal-Mart is like that. You actually have to call the store in order to get their hours of operation - I just tried calling them and nobody is picking up the line, so I somehow think it may not be 24 hours.

    But, as a ridiculously frequent traveler myself, Helpless Rock has it right. I'm almost certain that there will be a store in the airport for you to pick one up, either on your departure or arrival.

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    TalkaTalka Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Cool, I'll see if my airport or the one in Hawaii sells one. If not, oh well.

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    RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm not sure what Airports you're going to be taking, but if you can find the Duty-Free section they'll probably have it next to the booze.

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    GrimmGrimm Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    As much as i hate to recommend walmart for anything, you should try them. I got a coleman flask for seven dollars.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    You can take a flask on board HOWEVER it is illegal to open it or drink from a flask that you brought onto the plane. I am not shitting you, you can catch all kinds of hell for attempting to circumvent the airline's right to charge you $7 for a single ounce of bourbon.

    EDIT:
    If you want to fly with a buzz, your best bet is to get a little tipsy beforehand but that's not exactly a great idea given that you can certainly be denied boarding for being drunk. If you're going to be a quiet, polite drunk that doesn't reek of it, get rowdy or impatient with people and generally keep to yourself, you could do it just fine. Don't be a dick though, they will not take it.

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    IT'S GOT ME REACHING IN MY POCKET IT'S GOT ME FORKING OVER CASH
    CUZ THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE MIDDLE AND IT'S GIVING ME A RASH
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    GrimmGrimm Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are you allowed to bring something non alcoholic on board with you? Maybe you could just mix up a rum and coke before you leave home.

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2010
    I somewhat misread this thread. I thought the plan was to have liquor in an accessible location on the plane. You can bring liquor, you just can't drink it in flight.

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    VestyVesty Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Grimm wrote: »
    Are you allowed to bring something non alcoholic on board with you? Maybe you could just mix up a rum and coke before you leave home.

    Last time I flew I had a 20oz Coke bottle from the terminal and no one on the plane seemed to care

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    RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Vesty wrote: »
    Grimm wrote: »
    Are you allowed to bring something non alcoholic on board with you? Maybe you could just mix up a rum and coke before you leave home.

    Last time I flew I had a 20oz Coke bottle from the terminal and no one on the plane seemed to care

    It's really a YMMV situation. I know that I had to throw away my sealed liquid acetaminophen softcaps before boarding my Sydney-San Francisco flight, but on the SFO-CHI flight I brought a bottle of water from the cafe and they didn't say shit.

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    KivutarKivutar Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Vesty wrote: »
    Grimm wrote: »
    Are you allowed to bring something non alcoholic on board with you? Maybe you could just mix up a rum and coke before you leave home.

    Last time I flew I had a 20oz Coke bottle from the terminal and no one on the plane seemed to care

    It's really a YMMV situation. I know that I had to throw away my sealed liquid acetaminophen softcaps before boarding my Sydney-San Francisco flight, but on the SFO-CHI flight I brought a bottle of water from the cafe and they didn't say shit.
    They usually don't care if it's something you purchased at the airport.
    If you brought it from home, tough shit unless they just happen to miss it as you go through.

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    RisenPhoenixRisenPhoenix SUPER HOTRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Kivutar wrote: »
    Vesty wrote: »
    Grimm wrote: »
    Are you allowed to bring something non alcoholic on board with you? Maybe you could just mix up a rum and coke before you leave home.

    Last time I flew I had a 20oz Coke bottle from the terminal and no one on the plane seemed to care

    It's really a YMMV situation. I know that I had to throw away my sealed liquid acetaminophen softcaps before boarding my Sydney-San Francisco flight, but on the SFO-CHI flight I brought a bottle of water from the cafe and they didn't say shit.
    They usually don't care if it's something you purchased at the airport.
    If you brought it from home, tough shit unless they just happen to miss it as you go through.

    That's actually a very good point. Anything purchased beyond the Point-Of-No-Return (Customs/Security) is usually okay as it's already been screened by Airport Security - I know that they have stickers in SYD on the vending machines to the tune of 'You are permitted to take beverages purchased from this machine on flights.'

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