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seasonedtraveller
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Returning from Denmark today, I was checking in my suitcase when the SAS check in agent noted it was heavy for it’s size. Yes, I said, I’ve bought some Danish Xmas Ale as Christmas presents for the folks at home. Then came the shock…”you cant carry bottles in checked luggage” she said. I told her that I thought this was very strange and I had never had an issue before, with any airline, at any airport. She then said that the bottles would be removed and destroyed….
I asked her to wait 10 mins whilst I trawled the SAS website & also the ‘prohibited goods’ site on the net and then asked her to show me where it says beer bottles are not allowed. To cut this short, the bag did go, complete with beer bottles & the good folk of Leeds will get their Xmas pressies.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this or had similar experiences?

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