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StCroixBeachBoy
(@StCroixBeachBoy)
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Flying AA straight through (from STX to MIA then beyond) for the first time in a couple of years. Does anyone know if you can still check a liquor box as a free checked item? IMO, it's not worth paying the $25 fee considering there's a high risk that one or two bottles get broken anyway.

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Posted : November 2, 2014 5:00 pm
OldTart
(@OldTart)
Islander

Does anyone know if you can still check a liquor box as a free checked item? .

Yes.

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Posted : November 2, 2014 5:17 pm
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

Wrap bottles well with newspaper and bubble wrap or carry on.

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Posted : November 2, 2014 8:06 pm
rmb2830
(@rmb2830)
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Wrap bottles well with newspaper and bubble wrap or carry on.

Can't carry liquor on the plane from stx. Has to be checked

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Posted : November 2, 2014 8:12 pm
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

You can now tell how long it's been since I traveled with liquor! 😉

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Posted : November 2, 2014 8:15 pm
Juanita
(@Juanita)
Islander

Can't you carry it on if you buy it at the duty free shop at the airport? You're already through security. If that is the case, that's what I would do. Like Alana, I haven't traveled with liquor in a while. Call the duty free shop, or the airline, and ask to be sure!!

Juanita

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Posted : November 2, 2014 8:57 pm
OldTart
(@OldTart)
Islander

Can't you carry it on if you buy it at the duty free shop at the airport?

Yes.

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Posted : November 2, 2014 9:23 pm
speee1dy
(@speee1dy)
Islander

if you buy it at baci, they wrap it for you. at least they used to

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Posted : November 2, 2014 10:56 pm
rmb2830
(@rmb2830)
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but there is no duty free liquor shop inside security in stx...so it doesn't happen

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Posted : November 3, 2014 12:00 am
OldTart
(@OldTart)
Islander

but there is no duty free liquor shop inside security in stx...so it doesn't happen

Only on STT I guess - so that solves that problem! Checked it is.

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Posted : November 3, 2014 12:05 am
FLLisa
(@FLLisa)
Estimable Member

In June my husband and I brought our 6 bottles each and checked them for free - no broken bottles at all. I wrapped them in bubble wrap I had brought with me. If my memory serves, I think we paid $7 a bottle for varieties of Cruzan at the Pueblo.

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Posted : November 3, 2014 1:03 pm
Bassman
(@Bassman)
Estimable Member

Years ago a customs agent on STX suggested wrapping the bottles in dirty underwear. Since the no broken bottles and only had one box stolen. It was the one contaminated with nuoro-virus. I think I picked it up from raw oysters on STT. I was sicker than a dog 36 hrs. later on Tortola.

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Posted : November 3, 2014 1:19 pm
Alana33
(@Alana33)
Islander

Huh?

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Posted : November 3, 2014 2:17 pm
Bassman
(@Bassman)
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Alana,
I packed the bottles with contaminated underwear.
MY wife and I were now immune. The thief was rewarded with 24 hours in hell.

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Posted : November 4, 2014 1:42 pm
Juanita
(@Juanita)
Islander

How quickly we forget.....I haven't flown out of STX in 3 years...WOW! I was picturing the shop at the STT airport. Anyone know why there isn't a duty free on STX? Just not enough business??

Anyhow, I wanted to make a suggestion to anyone who is planning to carry liquor back to the states. Don't buy the cheaper stuff...ie Cruzan. I pay $19 for the big bottle (1.75 ltr) in FL, however a bottle of Grand Mariner is mega expensive. I remember once in CUL, a lady had too many bottles. She started to keep the $3 bottle of cheap gin and put back the Grey Goose. When I suggested she do the opposite, it was like a bell went off.

Is it still 6 litres if one is a VI product? Consider the Cruzan Rum Cream. It's hard to find in the states, and WAY better in a Bushwacker than Bailey's! 🙂

Juanita

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Posted : November 4, 2014 3:33 pm
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