Are you serious, you can't put a corkscrew in your checked baggage at the airport? I know you can't carry it on board, I can't even bring my crochet hook, but in your checked baggage? How is anyone supposed to get it when it is in the plane???? I am really confused. But that is a good solution, uncork and put it in a screw top bottle. I have never had trouble bringing soda or wine aboard the ship. They have charged me if I bring my wine to the dinning room. On my cruise in March, my TA gave everyone a bottle of champagne. They did not charge us to open this bottle though. It was because it was bought aboard the ship. Next time I would mention that the bottle was a gift from you TA and bought onboard.