Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

15

It depends on the origin and destination airport For most flights, liquids purchased after the security check can be taken on-board the plane. Not all though... For an example, at the moment (2011), for flights to Australia, no liquids (beyond the 150ml limit) may be taken onto the plane with you - there's an additional security + liquids check at ...


15

Since you are flying internationally, you will have to clear customs and re-check your baggage at Newark. You can carry your duty free purchase on board the Glasgow-Newark leg of your journey, and can then simply place in your checked baggage in Newark, for your onward connection. Some more information is available from the TSA website.


13

It depends on the item. Alcoholic spirits (whiskey etc) and tobacco are the usual items to get, since they typically are the most heavily taxed items, so can be considerably cheaper at Duty Free than in either country. Usually you'll be able to get all of the major name-brand items, and sometimes some regional items (eg. Jenevers - Dutch gins - if in ...


12

Aircrew aren't worried about your carrying on "liquids", they're worried about your drinking alcohol. If someone is "getting high off his own supply" as Tony Montana used to say, they might have trouble cutting him off if he gets unruly. Presuming your doctor just wants to make sure you have plenty of water, just bring an empty water bottle and explain ...


10

As you're going from Terminal 5 to Terminal 1 you will need to re-clear security, and your duty free liquids will not be allowed through regardless of how they are packaged. Normally the solution to this would be to put the duty free in your checked luggage after clearing customs, but given that you're on a "pre-cleared" flight you are correct in that your ...


9

I am not a lawyer, but from looking at the instructions to travelers by the Canadian Government, as well as from my personal experience, it seems that the following should work: You are allowed to bring items with you for your personal use when you enter Canada from the outside. This includes, for example, a laptop, or jewelry. Thus, you should not even ...


8

While I never tried to bring alcohol to Australia from Hong Kong personally, there are plenty of reports saying it's not possible. I have never seen the required duty-free sealed packages in Hong Kong on the airport. Both this report from 2012 and this one here from last year say that it's impossible. Also this here from August this year confirms that. I ...


7

As Newark is your entry point into the US you'll need to clear immigration and customs, which will involve collecting your checked luggage, and then re-checking your luggage and re-clearing security before catching your onward flight. As you need to re-clear security you will not be able to take any liquids with you on the domestic flight (exception the ...


7

Shops normally cannot sell to tourists VAT/Duty free just because you have a plane ticket. The maximum a shop can do is sell you VAT-Free since that is a separate charge. Duties on Liquor and Cigarettes are not known to the personnel since they are applied at the manufacturer/wholeseller level so the shop cannot sell you those without charging the duty. It's ...


7

All passengers arriving in the US, regardless of whether they are connecting or not, need to collect their bags and pass through US Customs with them. If you have a connecting flight you can then drop your bags for the onwards flight. This is true both for domestic and international connections. Thus you will definitely have access to your bags in DFW, ...


6

As far as I know Ryanair never stated that it is possible to bring on board an extra bag with the airport purchase, this is what is official. Anyway, in my personal experience it really depends on the policy applied by the airport: I'm a frequent Ryanair passenger and I only found a single Ryanair airport not allowing carrying on board the duty free shop ...


6

There are two kinds of taxes you can possibly avoid buying in duty free shop: Excise tax — this typically applies to alcohol and tobacco, in some cases perfumes (also fuel and firearms, but these aren't sold in airports ;-) VAT (sales tax) — if and only if you're traveling from EU to destination out of EU. It's also possible to get VAT refund ...


5

Yes, I was last in KL about 12 months ago, and they do deliver the duty free goods to the gate for you.


5

Ask your flight attendant for a cup of water; it's free.


5

The nearest thing I know of to what you're asking about is the ability for visitors to some countries to another country to either buy an item and avoid tax provided the item is shipped directly abroad; or to pay full price, but apply for a refund of the taxed amount after returning home. Details vary country to country (if offered at all), and usually ...


4

Duty free is normally cheaper, because it has no duties on the items. German speciality liquors are Kirschwasser, Zwetschgenwasser (it is not water; it is a clear distillate), or the infamous Jägermeister (which is a bitter). There are also several monasteries who produce their own liquor (in the label you would find "Kloster").


4

You could try using the prices from a HK supermarket as a rough guide. Park N Shop is a pretty big chain (http://www.parknshop.com/WebShop/index.do); the other major one is Wellcome (http://www.wellcome.com.hk/wd2shop/en/html/index.html). I can't remember what the situation is with taxes on alcohol in HK, but I think it'll be a pretty safe bet it'll be ...


4

Friends ask me to buy Tobacco at duty free. Since cigarettes are heavily taxed in my country (France , 80% of price are tax). That's the only product I buy for friends at duty free. Lots of people ignore that Luxury items (such as perfume, wine…) can be de-taxed (VAT) at the shop where you bought them. Ask for it and show proof you're foreigner. This way is ...


4

I am told, the problem with them Indian customs is, you can read them boys all the rules from the book, but if they see you with more than 2 average sized (750 ml ?) alcoholic bottles, you have had it. By the book, you can carry 2 liters of alcohol : http://www.cbec.gov.in/trvler-guide_ason22may2013.pdf 3. What are the norms for the import of Alcoholic ...


4

From Sydney Airport's page: A family entering Australia can pool their individual allowances. For example: a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) are entitled to bring in: 4.5 litres of alcoholic beverages (2 x adults alcohol allowance of 2.25L= 4.5L) + 100 cigarettes (2 x adults tobacco allowance of 50 cigarettes = 100) + ...


4

At Brussels South Charleroi (Belgium) you may take one bag with purchases from the "Sky shop" after the security check, in addition to your hand bagage.


3

It's worth noting that if your flight transits through an Australian airport en route to your final destination, you will be rescreened at the transit airport and you may not take liquid, aerosol and gel products (including duty free) in excess of the restrictions through the screening point. Please check with your airline whether your flight transits ...


3

That should not be a problem. In all airports I know, the duty-free shops are behind the security check. So you should be able to buy there water and bring it to the plane. If the shops are before the security check, it could be a problem to take such a large amount of fluid with you.


3

Personal items like laptops, iPads, phones, etc are fairly easy to get through Indian customs as long as you're bringing in a small number, and it doesn't seem like you're going to sell them to someone. Since most passengers generally have a laptop, a phone or two, and maybe a tablet, you can bring these without being stopped at customs.


3

Ok. Let's forget for the moment that we don't know if we are comparing EDT to EDP to Parfum itself, but let's assume that we are actually comparing Apples to Apples. Speficically when it comes to Terre d'Hermes it has been reformulated due to restrictions imposed by IFRA on ISO E Super. So if you bought it before the restriction and after you will ...


3

You are entitled to bring 1 laptop over and above your individual allowance of Rs.35000, So your first laptop is cleared. For the 2nd laptop which is Rs.41500 at current exchange rate is above the customs limit. you may be charged for the difference of 41500 minus 35000. which is Rs. 6500. One more option is to keep the 2nd laptop at the customs custody ...


2

From the Wikipedia Page Duty-free shops (or stores) are retail outlets that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duties, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country. Which products can be sold duty-free vary by jurisdiction, as well as how they can be sold, and the ...


2

After about 30 minutes of searching, I've finally tracked it down! Possibly someone in the NC government needs to spend some time on the Webmasters SE site ;-) The official details are available on douane.gouv.nc and are: 2 litres de vins tranquilles ET 1 litre de boisson titrant plus de 22° OU 2 litres de boissons titrant 22° ou moins Which ...


2

As I just found out to my dismay at the airport, Australia-bound passengers are unable to buy, although there doesn't seem to be any liquids/security re-screening at the gate. The duty free cashiers told me I would have to buy on arrival. I have just looked up the price and it seems to be 30% higher at Melbourne airport duty free. Feel like I've been ...


2

Airport Duty-Free stores are located after the security check points and before the boarding zone. As such, purchasing Alcohol would be allowed and carrying it aboard, assuming you will pass any other boarding requirement as well, would also be allowed. (Note, in at least the US, a lady's purse counts as a carry on, so if you also had an actuall (rollaboard) ...



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible