I have seen both Duty-free liquids on a connecting flight in the US and Can I connect through the USA with liquid duty-free purchases? but as the situations are different, I'm not sure whether they answer my question.
I am flying
Lima (LIM) -> Dallas (DFW) -> Vancouver (YVR)
All flights are with American Airlines and I switch planes in Dallas. As I understand it, there are the following options if I want to buy some scotch:
- Purchase in Lima. If I have access to checked baggage in Dallas, I pop the bottle in and re-check and I'm good. If I don't have access to checked baggage I'm in trouble.
- Purchase in Dallas. Same as above.
It seems like I need access to my checked baggage in Dallas in order to buy a bottle. Is this the case? If so, then will I have access to my checked baggage in Dallas? If not, then how does it work if I don't get access to my checked baggage?