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Old August 16th, 2006, 12:11 PM
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I was just looking at the TSA website (www.tsa.gov) and noticed the recent restrictions have been modified a bit in regards to makeup/medication. If you are traveling in the near future, you should keep an eye on these updates.
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NanaShrek,

I was just looking at the TSA website (www.tsa.gov) and noticed the recent restrictions have been modified a bit in regards to makeup/medication. If you are traveling in the near future, you should keep an eye on these updates.

Yes, and there's also a new modification to make explicit provision for duty-free purchases of liquor and cosmetics. The details are in the thread on the new restrictions.

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let me see if i have this correct. If you buy perfume or liquor at the duty free shop in Miami(for example)you will be able to put it into your carry-on bag and board the plane for your flight home?
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Old August 17th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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The following quoted paragraph deserves emphasis.

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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Lias,

let me see if i have this correct. If you buy perfume or liquor at the duty free shop in Miami(for example)you will be able to put it into your carry-on bag and board the plane for your flight home?

Back up a step. If you purchase products in a duty free shop, the shop delivers those products to you on the airplane (or sometimes hands them to you in the jetway right outside of the plane) right before departure. Further, the airline must be departing an international flight because the buyer must take the duty-free purchase out of the country. The "duty free" purchase is not subject to duty because it is not staying here. Note that a "duty free" purchase becomes subject to duty if you bring it back into the country on your return, and that it also may be subject to duty in a foreign country into which you import it on your trip.

So, to answer your question, you cannot make a purchase in a duty free shop and bring it onto a domestic flight.

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got it, thank you Norm
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