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Friday Fun: Six-Word Story Contest on Air Travel Liquid Restrictions

August 29, 2008
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The contest invited air travelers to sum up, in exactly six words, their thoughts or experiences with the liquid restrictions for air travel.

BottleWise™ (www.BottleWise.com) and The Cranky Flier™ (http://crankyflier.com) recently announced the winners of a six-word story contest held earlier this month to coincide with the two-year anniversary of the carry-on liquid restrictions adopted by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on August 10, 2006. The contest invited air travelers to sum up, in exactly six words, their thoughts or experiences with the restrictions. Judging by the volume and creativity of the entries, travelers clearly have strong opinions, but have also learned that perhaps the most important thing to pack before heading to the airport is a sense of humor.

For two weeks, air travelers flooded The Cranky Flier site to express their frustration, perplexity and resourcefulness. When the contest closed August 15, there were more than 500 entries. Topics included references to 3-ounce bottles, quart-size baggies, long lines, traveling with wine, and favorite toiletries tossed by security. The contest ran from August 5-15.

Grand Prize (winner of a 4GB iPod® nano)
“Two years. Three ounces. Million headaches.” Submitted by Ember D., New York

Runners-Up (each winning a BottleWise Duo™ wine travel bag)
“Lady Liberty weeps 3 ounce tears.” Submitted by Jeff C., Virginia
“Ironically, wet blankets enforce liquids ban.” Submitted by David A., Oklahoma
“Celebrating 100,000,000 bottles abandoned at security.” Submitted by Dara M., New York

For additional information and to see all the entries, visit www.BottleWise.com.
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