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alcohol on an airplane.

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alcohol on an airplane.

does anyone know the policy for taking alcohol on a plane?

we are planning a trip to vegas and would like to a special wine, to have in our room.

Park Forest...
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1. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

Contact the airline ahead of time. I know you can bring it but I think they will limit how many bottles you can bring.

Little Rock
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2. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

Not sure, but I do not think so. Could easily be used as a weapon.

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3. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

Here is a good link I found regarding that subject. I think it's ok, as long as the bottle is sealed and well protected. Safest bet would be to contact the airline though.


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4. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

One thing I know is it's a federal offense to bring little bottles on the plane to pour in your own drinks (to avoid the $5 per bottle they charge in the air). Obviously you can be sneaky about it, and I think it would be a very rare flight attendant who would actually press the issue if they found out, but it is illegal.

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5. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

I always bring nips or a bottle..

Las Vegas, Nevada
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6. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

Why not skip the security hassle, and just buy the wine once on the ground? Assuming it's not a local-vintage, of course.

Kathmandu, Nepal
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7. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

i'd like to know how special . . . if you mean Petrus or Opus One or something of that ilk, then flying with it may not be a wise choice. i do believe vegas has a few wine stores . . . .

Ottawa, Canada
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8. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

Right on Jaco...if they are talking a really decent bottle, neither the shaking about nor the air pressure will the wine any good.

I would think it would be better to buy a bottle when you arrived.

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9. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

I've flown with wine when returing from northern California and it wasn't a problem at all. I'd purchased special boxes for shipping wine and brought it in the cabin as a carry-on. It was a couple of years ago, but since 9-11, so I doubt anything has changed.

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10. Re: alcohol on an airplane.

I had 3 different trips this year where I had at least 6 of those small 'emergency' bottles in my carry on - nothing ever said.

Packed a few half pints in my luggage also, I would rather pay $5 here than $10 there.

If you dont ask , they wont say no. Get a coke and take a drink and then make yourself a jack and coke with your little bottle when the flight attendant is away.