Old Jun 9th, 2003, 01:40 PM
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Can I bring liquor or beer in check-in baggage?
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Old Jun 9th, 2003, 02:55 PM
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There is a slight chance they will give you grief if the bottle has been opened.

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Old Jun 9th, 2003, 03:36 PM
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Depending on how much liquor you pack along with your normal stuff, you might want to weigh your bag to make sure you don't go over the maximum weight limit set by your airline.
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Old Jun 9th, 2003, 03:49 PM
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lets say a handle (1.75L) of rum or something..I should be okay, right? I tend to pack rather light.
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Old Jun 10th, 2003, 05:25 AM
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Be sure to secure it in a small garbage bag or some other "leak proof" container. Nothing worse than arriving at a destination with your clothing full of me.

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Old Jun 10th, 2003, 05:59 AM
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Just curious....where are you going that you can't/don't want to buy booze when you get there?
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Old Jun 10th, 2003, 07:08 PM
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Yes, you can. We bring back wine from Europe almost every trip in our checked baggage. We have never had a bottle break. I just make sure it is well padded.
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Old Jun 11th, 2003, 06:28 AM
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I bought a bottle of vodka as a gift to a Canadian friend and put it in my rollaboard, which I carried on. I thought I'd cushioned it pretty well -- wrapped in tissue and a skirt (!) and embedded in the middle of the case between several layers of clothing. Figured even if it opened or broke, it wouldn't stain.

Somehow it did get broken, possibly when my burly seatmate heaved it into the overhead. Fortunately, it didn't shatter - just a simple break - so the glass wasn't all over the place. And most of the clothing survived with an airing out to keep me from smelling like an infirmary. HOWEVER, the colors on a paisley print silk scarf ran like FloJo onto a white silk blouse and the effect, while very artistic, just wouldn't work for a business meeting.
Old Jun 25th, 2003, 08:51 AM
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I normally buy those bottles of chinese licquor with dead snakes and lizards in that you can get in Hong supermarkets and have had no problems.

And that is carrying a dead animal as well as licquor in your bag...

I have always wondered what they would make of those if you were pulled over.
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