Look, I don’t want to dismiss this story, entirely:
Eighteen airport workers were arrested for the theft of thousands of tiny liquor bottles, as well as duty free merchandise, from the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, officials announced Wednesday.
During the investigation – dubbed “Operation Last Call” – the airport employees allegedly made off with over 100,000 of the mini bottles, as well as duty-free items – such as larger bottles of liquor, perfume, and cartons of cigarettes – with an overall estimated retail value of more than $750,000, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office.
After all, as was pointed out in the article: “breaches in airline security” is not exactly a phrase that reassures people these days. But I do want to know what the airline thinks is the actual, true value of one of those little bottles of booze. Because I don’t think that it’s fair to calculate it based on what you can gouge out of somebody who is in the air and kind of in need of something that will make the flight go less excruciatingly. I think that’s reasonable, surely?
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— Dan Collins (@vermontaigne) September 13, 2012