VIflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 108503 times:
Not if you want it to stay in the bottle. I can't tell you how many times I've gone past baggage claim when the SJU or other Caribbean Flts have come in and as soon as the belt starts up the smell of rum and other exotic liqours fill the claim area.
Be safe man....carry it on board in your carry on bags.
AirlineAV8tr From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 191 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 108489 times:
Quoting VIflyer (Reply 3): Be safe man....carry it on board in your carry on bags
I agree. There's no reason to risk the hooch stacked under 1,000 lbs of baggage, or to risk it surviving a toss from cargo hold to ground. Either wrap it well, or carry it onboard. Have fun on your trip!
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DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 108489 times:
Quoting VIflyer (Reply 3): Not if you want it to stay in the bottle. I can't tell you how many times I've gone past baggage claim when the SJU or other Caribbean Flts have come in and as soon as the belt starts up the smell of rum and other exotic liqours fill the claim area.
I always wrap the bottles up in t-shirts or skivvies for some cushioning and protection. Don't worry, I wash them be serving them!
A fifth of vodka shouldn't be too heavy so carry it on board. It surely can't weigh more than my laptop and I drag that darn thing everywhere.
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Aaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 108378 times:
A good question that most passengers probably fail to ask, or do not consider asking. I've provided a link to IATA's Dangerous Goods matix. Page 2 of the pdf highlights the conditions under which alcoholic beverages are permitted:
Mika From Sweden, joined Jul 2000, 2881 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 108271 times:
It should serve as absolutely no problem at all. I have on several occasions packed booze both in my carry on and in the checked baggage. For us Swedes who have ridiculously high alcohol tax it's way way cheaper to bring home the legal amount (10L) from any other EU country that you visit.
When i went to spain two years ago i brought exactly 10L (12 separate large bottles i believe it was) of various liquors in my checked baggage. Needless to say my baggage was overweight but as i packed all individual bottles in two socks they all survived the flight. One of my friends was not as lucky though, he got his clothes soaked in a sweet sweet odour of Famous Grouse whiskey
I wouldn't pack that amount in the checked baggage again, it is pretty much a guarantee that something will break during on/off loading and the handling at the airport. But 1 or a few bottles should be absolutely no problem att all.
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 108235 times:
We normally bring back two or three bottles of wine/spirits in our bags. Just wrap them in a towel, put them in amongst the rest of your clothes (in the middle) and they're fine - never had a problem in 6 years!
21. Has been that age in many parts of the country for 20+ years. The Federal government pretty much forced states to raise the legal drinking age to 21 or else those states would lose Federal highway funds to help maintain roads. Louisiana was the last state to raise the legal drinking age.
AAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 107976 times:
I would suspect that you're flying on Delta, given your user name. If so, I'm not sure as to Delta's rules, but I'd bet they'd be similar to American Airlines' rules as follows:
"Alcoholic beverages in retail packages may be checked as baggage or carried on board, but are limited to five liters per passenger providing that following conditions are met:
- The receptacle (bottle, can, etc.) does not exceed 5 liters.
- The alcohol does not exceed 70 percent by volume (140 proof).
Alcoholic beverages under 24 percent by volume (most beers and wines) are not restricted. Opened containers are only allowed if they are re-closed and packed properly. Customs regulations by country may limit the amount of alcohol you may be transport. Please check ahead of time to ensure that you are in compliance with these limits."
Jano From Slovakia, joined Jan 2004, 827 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 107964 times:
As long as the bottles are packed in something soft, like t-shirts, and placed into zip lock packs you should be OK.
I have 30+ TATL trips in last 8 years, I always put alcohol in the check-in baggage and I have had only one accident, when a beer bottle leaked a bit. But then I was bringing in 20 of them.
The biggest problem I ever had was on Slovakian-Austrian border when I was bringing in 10 bottles of hard liquer to the USA (departing from VIE). Austrians would not let me in. I had to convince them (in was in early May) that Slovakia was about to become the World hockey champion and my country men were waiting for the delivery. Then I asked them if they would not let Americans to decide if they wanted this alcohol in or not. So, the Austrians let me in.
Here in the USA I always make sure that I tell the custom official that I have liquer in my luggage. They always let me in without any problems, well except one case when I forgot to eat 2 apples on the plane. I had to surrender them So, please before you bring them apples here in the USA you need to make sure you liquify them
VgnAtl747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1513 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 107957 times:
Thanks AAgent- they are very similar. Definetly note the customs regulations. You can be fined for bringing more than the limit in your luggage. Also- as it is a fragile item, I do believe that it is not covered by our baggage policy, in that we're not liable in the bottle breaks.
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4435 posts, RR: 12
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 107781 times:
Also you can buy a very nice leather wine bag to carry bottles in , I used to own one, which was perfect to carry two bottles of wine and a corkscrew. Just a reminder, is it still 1 bottle to bring into the US? Except from the US Virgin islands (5 lt.) , and last time I entered from Montreal they had 1.17 (?) liter bottles specifically designed just for border crossings.
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: lol! makes you wonder sometimes... enjoy, coop
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