Emirates has had to rethink their onboard displays after, it turns out, some of their first class passengers can't be trusted.
The airline which recently invested heavily in updating their wine collection can no longer risk putting their best bottles on show.
At the end of the month Emirates will no longer display Dom Perignon, Hennessy Paradis, Tessero, and the Emirates Vintage Collection in the first class section of the plane. Passengers instead will have to order these items from a bar menu.
Talking to One Mile a Time, Emirates says the reason for this change is "to avoid high value items being removed".
There must have been some very naughty passengers recently.
Emirates' alcohol selection is ridiculously extravagant.
The retail price of some of the bottles are equivalent to an air fare.
As part of the $739 million restock of the flying bars, Emirates has begun flying bottles of Hennessy Paradis Imperial cognac $4500 or P2 2000 Dom Perignon as part of their first class service.
Beyond removing the temptation of high value items from their first class displays, Emirates says the new policy is also a space saving arrangement.
"The First Class display no longer features bottles as a fully stocked bar is already available at our iconic A380 onboard lounge," the airline told Herald Travel.
The A380s onboard lounge is located to the rear of business class, is an area open to both business and first class passengers.
It is not clear whether the reshuffle of the plane drinks cabinets was in response to incidents of badly behaved first-class passengers, or if it was purely a precautionary measure.
Passengers have until the end of April before these 'top shelf' bar items go under lock and key.
The airline has been approached for comment.