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wine purchase in FLR going to EWR via ZHR

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wine purchase in FLR going to EWR via ZHR

My son will be flying from Florence to Newark via Zurich. Can he purchase wine in Florence airport and bring it home? I am assuming he can purchase the wine in a duty free shop after going thru security. He would then carry his purchase on the plane. Would he have to go thru security again in Zurich or would he just proceed to his next gate with the wine? Also, he would be bringing a small backpack as a carryon. Would his purchase have to fit inside that or can he have a separate bag of wine?

The purchase would only be a bottle or two of wine. He is US citizen and over 21 years old if that helps.

Madrid
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1. Re: wine purchase in FLR going to EWR via ZHR

My experience of ZRH security is that they will remove the wine from your son and bin it.

Vancouver, Canada
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2. Re: wine purchase in FLR going to EWR via ZHR

Nope. It isn't going to work unless he retains a back he can check in in ZHR. The wine is probably cheaper in the US anyway.

Aberdeen, Scotland
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3. Re: wine purchase in FLR going to EWR via ZHR

Even by putting it in the special duty free sealed bags?

4. Re: wine purchase in FLR going to EWR via ZHR

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