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Old August 22nd, 2006, 03:32 AM
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With the new laws. can you still buy duty free liquor in the islands, and bring it home without using private shipping companies?
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Old August 22nd, 2006, 07:39 AM
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While the TSA said it would allow liquor and perfume sold from duty-free stores on board, it was not changing its rules to allow passengers to carry the products onto a connecting flight. "Passengers making connections from international to domestic flights must transfer the items to their checked baggage before boarding their [domestic] flight," the TSA said.

This requirement will not be a problem for MOST international passengers arriving in the United States because you have to get your luggage to clear customs, then recheck your luggage and go through security screening again to return to the gate area. Nonetheless, passengers who preclear U. S. customs in a foreign country (Canada, for example) normally do not have an opportunity to put duty-free purchases into their checked luggage before boarding a connecting flight.

Well, there is a way around that if you have a couple hours between flights. You can check your luggage to your connecting airport rather than to your final destination. When you get to your connecting airport, you'll have to retrieve your checked baggage at the baggage claim, put your duty free purchases into it, then go to the check-in counter to recheck your baggage and go back through securty. You will need at least two or three hours between flights, depending upon the airport, to do all of this.
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I think if I had to do all that, It'd just be easier to buy my liquor at home. No more than I drink, it isn't worth the savings to jump through all these hoops, however having said that, it's a small price to pay for airline safety, and knowing that the flight I board will make it to the destination I'd planned!

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It's going to be a pain for a long time. Basically, you can't hand carry any large bottles of anything on board. It goes into checked baggage or stays home.
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