We will be cruising in Europe and wondered if anyone knows whether the ban on liquids in your carry-on extend to duty-free puchases in their original packaging - specifically perfume, wine, and liquor? Has anyone brought items such as these home in their checked luggage? How do they survive the trasatlantic flight?
Not sure flying US to EU, but going the other way most reports (but not all!) say that if you take liquids to the main search, they will be removed, with Duty Frees being bought inside the 'protected zone' being ok. However some airlines will allow you to carry on up to 50ml of drink as well.
If you are going to pack bottles, then make sure that they are well padded, and that if they leak, then the other items in the same case aren't going to be ruined.
Lastly one family we met had unexpected problems returning to the States ....
They bought their duty free IN London Heathrow, and therefore boarded the plane with no problems, but when they tried to board an internal flight in the US carrying those duty frees, the drinks were taken away with no compensation. Something to watch out for :-(
Hope this helps,
Alan & Katrina
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Has anyone brought items such as these home in their checked luggage? How do they survive the trasatlantic flight?
That is the only way that you are going to transport it. (Unless you buy it in the airport at the duty free shops INSIDE the security zone.)
Going to or from Europe or any other country is no different than traveling within the USA. The same rules apply - even more so in some countries
If you have to change planes after hitting the USA, those bottles are going into your checked bag - or the garbage can. The choice is yours.
Pack in bubble wrap/cardboard and put them inside a zip lock bag.
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We fly to europe often and liquids are not permitted on your carry on baggage. In Frankfort they told us not to buy duty free liquor because our airline would not allow it on board. So it varies at each airport, but I would not try to carry liquids on carry on bags.
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I am glad someone else asked this question. I was thinking of bringing back tequila to my grown children from our Mexican Riviera cruise, at least hopefully some tiny bottles. So will they be confiscated through security in the US? Should I take them in my checked luggage or in my carryon? I have never bought liquor on a trip so I have no idea.