wine in airplane carry on

Jan 14th, 2009, 02:11 PM
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Regarding liquor purchased from duty free shops. Enroute to Warsaw from Chicago, an American passenger purchased the maximum duty free bottles of whiskey from the duty free shop in Toronto, for her father whom she was visiting in Poland. When she arrived in Warsaw, she was told that the whiskey must be confiscated & that the duty free store in Toronto gave her the wrong information. Instead of handing over the bottles, she insisted she pour the bottles of whiskey down the sink herself. The duty free shops may be giving their customers incorrect information, only to sell their products.

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Jan 14th, 2009, 02:24 PM
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Why would they confiscate the bottles, she did not want to pay tax/duty on it?
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Jan 14th, 2009, 02:27 PM
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Wait a sec - pouring it down the sink? That's all fishy, I've never seen a sink at customs...

Besides, if it needed to be confiscated (which is fishy), wouldn't the customs officer just take it for him/herself rather than toss it.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 05:29 PM
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Nothing "fishy" about it....this happened.....a group of us listened to this irrate tourist at the Warsaw airport while waiting for another flight. After she was told NO LIQUOR could be brought into Poland, she was so upset she insisted the whiskey be poured down a sink instead of some official enjoying a couple bottles of Crown Royal. Very ruthless act on part of the airport officials. Have you seen the prices for a bite of food at that airport restaurant? Fellow tourists believed it is run by mafia!!! No accolades on that leg of the trip.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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beaupeep, one year we bought an inexpensive piece of luggage at Auchan to bring our wine and olive oil home in checked luggage.
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Jan 14th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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As I recall the alcohol limit for most countries in Europe is a liter of booze. This site reports that Poland allows 3 liters.
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