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duty free alcohol

quirion
June 12, 2017 08:05AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 388

When one purchased duty free rum from Cruzan Rum Distillery and its packaged for you can you take that on the plane and your connecting flight back home? It "seems" to be the case based on some browsing on the net but wanted to know if anyone has had the experience.

Thanks

Re: duty free alcohol

speee1dy
June 12, 2017 09:24AM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

AS A CARRY ON OR AS CHECKED? my understanding was that all alcohol had to be a checked baggage but no charge for checked baggage. i thought they stopped allowing it as carry on a few years ago

Re: duty free alcohol

Jumbie
June 12, 2017 12:29PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 651

Speee1dy is correct. Your booze must be Ck'd as baggage but it is free.

Re: duty free alcohol

quirion
June 12, 2017 01:50PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 388

Thanks much folks.

Re: duty free alcohol

stxsailor
June 12, 2017 02:41PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 422

Make sure you don't have 151 proof that can not fly. Booze is free to check but at least one bottle must be local, so Cruzan or Capt. Morgan you are good.

Re: duty free alcohol

speee1dy
June 12, 2017 03:42PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 8,261

good point about the 151

Re: duty free alcohol

Scubadoo
June 12, 2017 08:15PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 1,753

It's free to check regardless from VI. The amount you can bring back duty free depends on whether one is made locally or not. You can't bring more than 3oz of any liquids through security check. If you buy any liquids\alcohol in the terminal past security you can bring it in the cabin. Just make sure you don't have any connecting flights that force you back through security or it will be confiscated.

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