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Buying wine at the Duty Free and onto the plane?

Buying wine at the Duty Free and onto the plane?

Mar 26th, 2007, 09:38 AM
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Buying wine at the Duty Free and onto the plane?

I was in CDG in January. It seems to me if you purchased wine at the Duty Free you could bring it on board. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? I'll be in Rome next month and the thought of not bring as much wine as I can carry makes me want to cry? A couple of bottles in my suitcase is not enough!
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Mar 26th, 2007, 09:48 AM
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With the new regulations, wineries and wine shops are carrying the styrofoam wine boxes (6 or 12) that you can put on the airplane along with your checked luggage. I plan to bring back 2 cases from Piedmont next May. That will limit my wife to just one suitcase.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 04:14 AM
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Budman,is this true for returning to the US or just flights within Europe?
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Mar 28th, 2007, 04:22 AM
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Please clarify (anyone)..

I thought that anything bought AFTER the Security checkpoint, including any liquids such as perfume, wine, etc., would only be subject to the particular airline's carry-on requirement/restrictions.

Is this incorrect?
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Mar 28th, 2007, 04:32 AM
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Hi tico,

Budman is referring to wine carriers that go in checked luggage. You can use them for flights to the US.

Hi Dukey,

That was true in Sept 2005, but I don't know about now.





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Mar 28th, 2007, 04:38 AM
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Dukey, I saw signs at the duty free shops in both Heathrow and Gatwick that said anything you buy here is okay to carry on. I did see several people purchasing single bottles of wine and the cashier put it in a large ziploc bag and it had a barcode on the bag that she scanned. They were given the bag upon purchasing, not sent to the gate as I've had done before. Don't know if this answers your question really. Just my observation.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 04:43 AM
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Here is a quote from the official TSA web site (http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtrav...vel_alert.shtm) If you are flying to the US and have a connecting flight, even duty-free liquids that meet US requirements will NOT be permitted through US security checkpoints. If you have a connecting flight, liquid duty free purchases must be placed in your checked baggage. Since you will be required to reclaim your checked bags prior to passing through customs inspection, you can place duty-free liquids into your bags and recheck it for your connection.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 04:45 AM
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the problem is connectng flights in europe,after duty free, or arrival in the USA.

beware should you be connecting. do not assume you will be shuttled through a secured area where you need not go back through a security -no liquids-line.

upon arrival in the USA, you will need to put INTO YOUR CHECKED LUGGAGE any new liquid purchases/perfume before proceeding to your connecting flight/security line.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 05:29 AM
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Let me clarify this:

I will be flying back to the US out of Heathrow next month.

I know there are shopping opportunities AFTER the security check point.

My question is: if I buy things such as liquids in one of those shops and then proceed directly to the departure gate it would seem that the only carry-on restriction would be that imposed by my particular air carrier.

I will not be connecting in the US since my arrival airport in the US is also my home airport.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 05:30 AM
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correct. no problem.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 05:36 AM
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Budman, since your wife has to give up one suitcase, does she get to drink a greater share of the wine?
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Mar 28th, 2007, 05:52 AM
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Lincasanova,

Thanks very much for that clarification as it really DOES help me in planning.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 06:28 AM
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tico, I brought 2 cases of wine back from Sonoma last year as check baggage, and in 2004, brought 1 case of wine back from Tuscany (FCO) on Alitalia direct flight to Newark as checked baggage.

Sher, I am a lucky man -- my wife doesn't drink wine so when I open a bottle, I get the whole thing for myself.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 07:27 AM
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I bought a couple of bottles of red wine in the duty free shop last winter. No problem bringing them in.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 11:09 AM
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This is great! Thanks to all. I try to return with as much wine as possible.

Budman-what should I expect to pay to check a case of wine as extra baggage?
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Mar 28th, 2007, 11:13 AM
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American Airlines charges $80 US for each additional "bag" checked up to three and the price goes up from there.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 11:43 AM
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tico, my plan is one piece of checked luggage for me and one for the Mrs. That will leave me 2 cases of wine for our checked luggage on the return flight (total of 4). I know some airlines will let you have 3, but I believe that is if you are flying first/business class.

We'll each have a roller carryon that will have several changes of clothes and some toiletries.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 12:04 PM
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Here is an article from the International Herald Tribune that addresses this subject.
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/02/22/news/fly.php

Flying has become such a hassle.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 12:27 PM
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Leaving from Zurich I saw many, many bottles of liquor that was purchased in duty free being thrown away because of the rule on liquids..can't be in bottles over 3oz....blah, blah. You should have seen the passengers. They were so angry. You have to wait until you've gone through your last security checkpoint.
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Mar 28th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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I'm leaving from Zurich in late May. You say the duty free is not behind the last security check?

I know there are shops before you go thru security, but I would think they would send the stuff directly to the gate?
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