I don't fly internationally and when I fly domestic I fly private. The thought of putting up with what I've seen of the TSA makes my blood boil. I spent 27 years in law enforcement and what the TSA gets away with is murder, we had needed a warrant. Wand raping an 87 year old lady in a wheelchair, a full body pat down of a young child, full body scans. Sorry for the rant but I don't remember any of the above hijacking an airliner on 9/11. As for alcohol I don't have any experience other that some whiskeys above a certain proof are no go.