idlewildchild
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Barajas Duty Free

Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:52 pm

Is it OK to bring in booze to Madrid with a connection or is it like London and you have to check-it?
 
HT
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:23 am

No single / simple answer here ...

Which airline(s) are you flying on and what are origin & destination airport ?
MAD has 2 terminal complexes (each with different concourses) located on different sides of the field.
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idlewildchild
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:38 pm

Iberia and I'll be transferring from T4S to T4 JFK-MAD (arrive T4S) - ALC (depart T4)
 
SKY1
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:21 pm

Not problem at all.

Buy it (Aldeasa Shop) on T4 NET --'H' 'J' 'K' gates-- after you leave the train from T4 SAT and just before boarding to ALC.
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:31 pm

While on transit from T4S to T4, you'll have to clear security at T4 before heading to the boarding area. if you're bringing the booze from the US with you, it will be taken away by security staff at that point.

The best recommendation is to try to buy it at the duty free shops located at T4 before boarding the ALC flight.
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idlewildchild
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:44 pm

PERFECTO. MUCHAS GRACIAS. GOT IT! and they'll let me buy it because i'm an international pax from US?
 
SKY1
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:49 pm

Quoting idlewildchild (Reply 5):
and they'll let me buy it because i'm an international pax from US?

Sure!

By they, be sure you got the Boarding Pass for ALC and don't forget following the H-J-K gates warning when you're going to leave the train.
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idlewildchild
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RE: Barajas Duty Free

Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:40 pm

Muchas gracias. Your directs worked perfectly. We were 25 minutes early into T4S, buzzed right through immigration, took the train to T4, straight into the duty free shop and no problem purchasing what I needed. Up the the Sala VIP, some good sleep in their 'bedded' quiet room... loved that... quick shower and it was off to Alicante.

Too lazy to do a trip report but everything everyone says about IB is true. The J class A340-600 cabin is like a very spacious living but the seats need just that little bit more to live up to the space they afford. Food was so so, service was quite good, a nice crew with a full cabin. I couldn't sleep in the fully reclined position because of the bump[s, i liked the massage feature and enjoyed the seats for watchng movies. Also, no privacy at all fronm your neighbor... I had to smell is dranbuie the whole way across - yuch. Though he was a very nice guy.

I so love Barajas... I just wish IB would live up to the great airport the Spanish people have afford themn!

On the Costa Blanca now enjoying family time... thanks agaIN everyone for the tips - they worked!

ps. late 30 minutes into ALC and the new airport is lovely with terrible signage. i was first off and walked down the length of the airport before looking back and realizing i missed a glass door, unmarked, entranace to the arrivals hall... everyone was complaining about it. then finding the bags when you've been an international passenbger required asking, again no clear signage... the facility itself is truly lovely with all the spanish marble and spaciousness feel... and waiting 45 minutes for luggage feels a big let down to be honest, especiallyw he nyou have run from one carousel to another and they're not marked!

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