Dublin, Ireland – What better way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17 than with a cool pint of an Irish beer. So when the call came into American Airlines Cargo’s GSA in Dublin – IAM – the Irish team sprang into action to ensure expats and locals alike could enjoy their traditional tipple on the big day.

In fact, IAM was put in charge of moving over 30,000 pounds (13,600 kilos) of beer to be sold in Texas in time for the upcoming holiday. The barrels were collected in Ireland and delivered by truck to American’s London Heathrow (LHR) facility. On arrival, the operations team prepared the barrels for flight on one of the airline’s Boeing 777-300 wide body aircraft to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW).

After the plane landed at DFW, a truck connection was organised so that the extra barrels of beer could be on-forwarded to Houston just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day.