Carrying Champagne in Carry On?

Old Jun 27th, 2004, 06:36 PM
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Carrying Champagne in Carry On?

Here's an unusual and maybe silly question. Going to Bermuda for 25th Anniversary and want to bring along a special bottle of champagne for the occasion. I know that I am allowed to bring in one bottle of alcohol but was wondering does anyone think that there would be a problem with it (i.e. popping the cork b/c of change in altitude) on the plane during take off or landing? They serve champagne on flights, don't they? So I'm thinking it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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I've carried champagne on a domestic flight before, and it was just fine.
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 06:52 PM
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It's against FAA regulations to consume your own alcohol on board. I would hate to see you go to jail on your 25th. Save it for Bermuda, and happy 25th.
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 06:58 PM
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It will be fine,
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND MANY MORE!!
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 07:08 PM
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What? You think it will be fine? If you can sneak and get away with it (opening and drink your own alcohol on board an airplane), it will be fine. If you get caught, it may not be fine.

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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 07:14 PM
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Bud, I've done it several times and no one stopped me! I told them we were celebrating and they gave us glasses.
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 07:48 PM
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The way I interpret this post, I think the OP wants to trasnport the bottle to Bermuda, not consume it on the plane. In any event, I have transported champagne on a plane with no problems.

Congrats and have fun.
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 07:51 PM
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Maybe I'm wrong, but I didn't think seetheworld was planning on opening the champagne while flying. I thought he or she was just worried about the cork popping out during flight and whether that would prevent them bringing the bottle...
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 07:52 PM
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oops, looks like Iregeo and I were posting at the same time...
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Old Jun 27th, 2004, 07:54 PM
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I think you are right, Irego, that the OP means to transport a special bottle of champagne to Bermuda, not consume it enroute. On my first trip to Hawaii 20 years ago, we were first class on Pan Am, and they gave me a bottle of champagne to celebrate my first flight.......... I then carried it all over Hawaii, and brought it home again, much to my DH's amazement.
 
Old Jun 28th, 2004, 03:42 AM
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I would check with your airline. It's my understanding that these days only "still wines" may be taken onboard a plane.
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Old Jun 28th, 2004, 05:18 AM
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Airliners are pressurized to the equivalent of about 6000 ft. of altitude. There are plenty of places where you can get far less pressure than that without leaving the ground. The idea of champagne bottles, shaving cream cans, etc. popping in flight is a myth. The baggage compartment is pressurized to the same level, so it doesn't matter if you carry it on or check it.
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Old Jun 28th, 2004, 08:06 AM
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Most people are of the opinion that bringing a glass bottle as a carry on will be allowed?

Have any of you dont this since 9/11? I believe that a bottle has more potential to be more dangerous than nail files, pocket knives, corkscrews, etc.

I would be shocked if they let it through at security. Checked yes, carryon no.
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Old Jun 28th, 2004, 09:08 AM
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We've brought bottles of wine and champagne with us on trips in our carry on. Never had a problem with security or it exploding in mid air. The toughest part was resisting the urge to break it open on the plane.
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Old Jun 28th, 2004, 09:32 AM
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Maybe I am dense, but I just don't get it. Don't they sell champagne in Bermuda? Why go through all that trouble and risk a mess of broken glass and fizz? It might cost a bit more, but why not just get it after you land? I am pretty sure any cab driver on the island could detour to a liquor store.
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Old Jun 28th, 2004, 10:02 AM
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That is true, you could buy champagne in Bermuda but I did mention it was a "special" bottle of champagne just for the occasion of our 25th wedding anniversary. Any whoo, 9/11 aside, you can still bring wine on planes - it is not a restricted item. Flyfish, you addressed my main concern regarding cabin pressure. If I can actually get a hold of a real person at the airlines, I'll ask, otherwise maybe we'll just enjoy the bottle when we return.
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Old Jun 28th, 2004, 10:12 AM
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I can tell you from first-hand experience that you can bring wine & champagne on board the airplanes in your carry-on. I do it all the time when I travel. In fact, I brought 4 bottles of bubbly back from Reims.

I must have misunderstood your post -- I thought you were going to crack it open and drink it on the flight. Sorry. That would be against FAA rules -- I don't know of any airline that would allow it, especially in today's climate.

Bring it with you and enjoy it in Bermuda.
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