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General Category => The Knowledge => OT Knowledge => Topic started by: andrewc on June 24, 2019, 10:11:07 pm

Title: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: andrewc on June 24, 2019, 10:11:07 pm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48742530      Just in case anyone was planning on smuggling some decent beer back from Belgium.

Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Canardly on June 24, 2019, 10:31:03 pm
They do seem to make arbitrary  changes for their own purposes.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: bludger on June 24, 2019, 11:11:30 pm
The ferry going cycle tourer wins again!

(https://i.imgur.com/HkmoAHC_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: ian on June 25, 2019, 11:14:35 am
They do seem to make arbitrary  changes for their own purposes.

Apparently without bothering to think about them. I bought back a bottle of gin the other month without issue. I didn't know it would even be an issue, it's in my case. How bizarre.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: matthew on June 25, 2019, 11:41:19 am
I get the impression it is more about consumption during the journey and unruly passengers rather than importation limits.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: hellymedic on June 25, 2019, 01:36:01 pm
I get the impression it is more about consumption during the journey and unruly passengers rather than importation limits.

which, knowing the behaviour of a minority of holidaying Brits, might be justified. :(
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Kim on June 25, 2019, 01:37:45 pm
Seems reasonable to me.  Being stuck on a train - well, any form of transport - with a group of rowdy drunks is unpleasant even when it isn't scary.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: ian on June 25, 2019, 01:48:48 pm
Yes, but while I'm not allowed (cheeky mojitos aside) on TfL, they don't demand I empty my bags of booze before I get on. You can go to the bar anyway (though it's not been the same since they stopped selling Duvel). Despite being a regular Eurostar traveller, I can't say I've witnessed the sort of drunken debauchery that seems de riguer on Ryanair and the like.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Canardly on June 25, 2019, 01:52:02 pm
They are not restricting sales on board though but.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Kim on June 25, 2019, 01:53:30 pm
They are not restricting sales on board though but.

And there, I suspect, lies the clue...
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: rafletcher on June 25, 2019, 07:49:14 pm
Flying out of Detroit last week, my duty free was secured in a bag with a ticket on, and I was presented with a matching ticket. I was reunited with my booze only after passing through the boarding card check at the gate, on the airbridge to the aircraft.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Mr Larrington on June 25, 2019, 08:36:06 pm
I've had that at more than one USAnian airport.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: ian on June 25, 2019, 08:41:16 pm
The whole point of Eurostar is that it's a train and other than rather basic security, it's not a fucking plane where the mere presence of 100 ml liquid is a mega-terror threat unless, of course, it's in different bottles, in which case it's OK.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: ElyDave on June 26, 2019, 07:55:03 am
plus the empty re-fillable 1l bottle to mix them all back into again
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Jaded on June 26, 2019, 08:32:44 am
Maybe they are getting ready for no deal Brexit. They’ll limit the amount of currency you can take next.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: caerau on June 26, 2019, 08:48:14 am
plus the empty re-fillable 1l bottle to mix them all back into again


 :-D
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: ian on June 26, 2019, 09:53:46 am
plus the empty re-fillable 1l bottle to mix them all back into again

Oh, now you've told them how to do it.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: trekker12 on June 26, 2019, 04:24:52 pm
The head of the committee which dreamed this up must be a MCC member and have therefore copied the alcohol restrictions into Lords Cricket ground

(although that might only be two cans of beer or one bottle of wine - they didn't check my friends 'Ribena' on entry the other year)
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: Greenbank on June 26, 2019, 06:21:00 pm
The head of the committee which dreamed this up must be a MCC member and have therefore copied the alcohol restrictions into Lords Cricket ground

Eh? Lord's is the most enlightened ground when it comes to test matches. All other grounds (Oval, Edgbaston, etc) forbid any alcohol being brought in for Test matches.

Most ban BYOB for T20 matches but allow it for county games.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: trekker12 on June 27, 2019, 09:20:53 am
England tests at Lords have an alcohol restriction but I do agree they are more enlightened than most.
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: quixoticgeek on June 27, 2019, 09:25:22 am

Ugh. Eurostar really have no fucking clue about what it is they are offering as a service. *Sigh*

J
Title: Re: Eurostar change their booze rules.
Post by: da da da on June 27, 2019, 09:36:21 am
maybe not quite as harsh.

https://twitter.com/seatsixtyone/status/1143896272954413057