From the February 1972 magazine.

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Flying High

The sky's the limit now on imbibing aloft. Passengers are no longer restricted to two drinks, as they had been since July 3, 1956, when domestic carriers imposed a limit. That voluntary agreement fell apart, but, cautions one airline spokesman, "We're not about to encourage alcoholism." If someone asks for a third drink, he explains, "we'll serve him, but if the old problem of unruly behavior returns, watch out. The government will step in with a regulation." The airlines seem to feel that today's air traveler realizes that high altitude and drinking to excess don't mix. They are also relying on economics to keep things under control; no matter how many drinks you are allowed, you still have to pay for them--at $1.50 each.

-- John Brannon Albright

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