Father of Alaska Airlines flight attendant invents perfect bottle opener for daughter & other travelers

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Have you ever tried opening one of those small liquor bottles that you get on airplanes? They’re not always easy to open, and if your hands are even a little bit slippery, you’ll have difficulty opening them.

Imagine now that you’re a flight attendant, and you’re opening several of these tiny bottles on each flight.

Robert Bartz’s daughter is a flight attendant with Alaska Airlines, and after his daughter complained about how annoying the bottles are, he set out to create a tool for her to use.

The angled mini bottle opener opens bottles of all sizes, plus it can also open cans.

The tool is currently being funded through Kickstarter. There’s not much time left, so if this is a gadget you think will be useful to you, I recommend checking it out now.

Reading about the difficulty of opening mini bottles reminds me of something I once saw on a flight.

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The guy seated across the aisle from me ordered a whiskey, and the flight attendant handed it to him. For some reason, the guy decided that his whiskey needed to be shaken before pouring it into his glass. What he did not notice was that the flight attendant had already unscrewed the top of the mini bottle, so when tried to shake it, he instead threw it all over himself.


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    1. Anna
      June 21, 2015 | Reply

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