alright, i kno people hate this subject wit drinkin, so if you don't like imma tell you now, DONT REPLY ..........
Me and a buncha my friends are goin on a cruise in like 3 weeks and are gettin bottles to bring down from this kid i no thats 21.. so i was gunna just put it in a water bottle and wrap it in a shirt or somethin and keep it in my suitcase ..would they take that out or give me a fine or nethin like that, especially if there are random checks ?
Please take this advice in the manner in which it is given. Homeland Security DOES x-ray bags and they more than likely will open any luggage that contains a liquid. They will discover that it is alcohol. They will know whose bag it is. They will know that you are not of legal age to possess or transport alcohol. Any transportations of unmarked alcohol is strictly prohibited. This is a crime and they could have you arrested for being a minor in possession of alcoholic beverages. This would definately screw up your vacation not to mention your parents who I can assure NOT be happy. Will you definately get arrested? No, but it is a good possibility and even if it were only a 1% chance, and believe me, it is a lot higher than that!, I would not risk the problems you would have if they do. Think about that.
According to TSA you can pack it or carry on as long as its unopened:
Transporting Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic beverages with more than 70% alcohol content (140 proof), including 95% grain alcohol and 150 proof rum, are prohibited from carry-on and checked luggage. Up to 5 liters of alcohol with alcoholic content between 24% and 70% are allowed per person as carry-on or checked luggage if packaged in its retail container. Alcoholic beverages with less than 24% alcoholic content are not subject to hazardous materials regulations.
I personally don't think there is a chance in hell they have time or inclination to check a passengers age just because a bottle in luggage. Tons of passengers put bottles in there. They are looking for bombs.