KLM are serving beer on tap at 35,000 feet
Saturday, December 10, 2016
KLM might find itself inundated with bookings from British passengers. At the end of the summer season, the Royal Dutch airline announced that it had figured out how to serve draught beer at 35,000 feet.
After a summer of well-documented cases of British travellers being barred from flights or being arrested after landing for drinking, it would seem the Dutch airline are not too concerned with the prospect of someone downing 5 pints on a short flight.
It has to be said that KLM's sole intention was not to attract British travellers but with Amsterdam already being a hugely popular destination, it could be a reason for Brits to snub lower cost airlines and travel with the Dutch national flag carrier.
It will cost you a bit more if you want to experience draught beer at high altitude as the airline currently only has one specialised beer trolley and is only serving the beer in World Business class.
Usually, a beer tap functions through the use of an oxygen canister pumping CO2, but it is illegal to have canisters on board a flight. KLM worked with Heineken to design what is now known as the BrewLock Keg and is the equivalent of putting your phone on to flight mode before take off.
Instead of using CO2, the BrewLock Keg makes use of the air pressure to serve beer. Time will tell if selling draught beer at 35,000 feet will take off.
Written by: Team Flight-Delayed