Looks like there will soon be one more airport – St. Louis Lambert International Airport – where passengers my purchase a drink at a bar and take that drink with them to their gate or somewhere else in the airport.
The Missouri House has passed a bill that allows a change in the liquor laws in the state’s airports, allowing people to order alcoholic beverages “to go” from a bar and carry them to their gates in a branded plastic cup, the Associated Press reports, although travelers would not be able to take those drinks onto planes or through security.
While STL could adopt the rule, Kansas City International Airport probably wouldn’t as most bars at KCI are before security and the law would not allow passengers to take their drinks through security.
There are other airports around the country where “to go” drinks in the terminal are already allowed, including Nashville and Memphis in Tennessee. Airports in Houston, Portland, OR and Tampa, FL allow this too, says AP.