mechanical problems on my flight from des moines to minneapolis. hours of delay. a re-route through detroit. a meal voucher for $7.
so, i get to detroit (which is a really nice airport, by the way) and have an hour layover and this meal voucher. and i am not hungry. i walk into the nearest bar and ask the bartender if i can buy a beer with this voucher. and, seriously? some guy high-fives me.
but, yes. the answer is yes. you CAN buy a beer with a meal voucher.