Wednesday 21 February 2018

A pint of plane is yer only man

Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

YOU don't usually have to fasten your seatbelt and store your luggage in the overhead compartment when you're heading out for a pint.

But British fans of the black stuff may soon have that experience.

Guinness is launching into the world of aviation and offering an "infinitely superior" alternative to low-cost airlines -- but Irish fans of the black stuff will be disappointed.

The company yesterday announced a competition to send fans of the drink on a weekend trip, complete with a private jet.

The competition was opened to drinkers in the UK and a lucky few will win a stay in Dublin -- birthplace of Guinness.

The private jet will epitomise luxury, with opulent leather interiors, sumptuous surroundings and the very best in customer service.

Guinness representatives will visit pubs around the UK every Friday and Saturday evening between 6pm and 8pm starting this week.

Anyone with a pint of plain in their hand at the time of the visit will have the opportunity to enter the competition.

But a Guinness spokesman confirmed last night that the company had no plans to launch a similar competition in Ireland.

The rest of us will just have to walk to the pub as usual.

Irish Independent

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