26 Aug 2015

Cognac trouble for plane passenger in China

6:07 pm on 26 August 2015

A Chinese plane passenger who was told she could not carry a $US190 ($NZ290) bottle of cognac on board downed it all rather than let it go to waste - and was then deemed unfit to fly.

The woman had bought the Remy Martin cognac in the US and tried to take it on board an internal flight from Beijing.

But the 700 millilitre bottle was far above the 100 millilitres that security laws allow.

She drank the bottle at midday, began to shout incoherently, then fell over and reportedly did not sober up until about seven hours later.