The lure of those tiny liquor bottles proved too much to resist for one US flight attendant, who now faces jail time.

WMC Action News 5 reported that 28-year-old Rachel Trevor was indicted this week for stealing 1500 mini bottles of alcohol during her time working for Endeavour Air, a subsidiary of Delta Airlines.

She had allegedly hidden the bottles - which included whiskey, gin, vodka and rum - in a bag and later listed them for sale for US$1 ($1.47) on Craigslist, investigators said.

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In November last year, she was arrested after undercover agents purchased some of the stolen bottles from her.

Trevor faced charges of theft of property over $10,000, unlawful sale of alcohol, unauthorised transportation of alcohol, and unauthorised storage of liquor for sale. The charges result in a minimum sentence of 3 to 15 years in prison.

Delta Airlines released a statement in relation to the investigation.

"Endeavor Air expects nothing short of the highest standard of integrity from our employees and takes seriously any activity that falls short of that expectation. This employee is no longer employed by the airline. We will continue to work with authorities as needed."

- nzherald.co.nz