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  • Flightlevel
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    Capetonianm and rferguson are both right. Aussies figure a terrorist can seal a plastic bag of liquid explosive and false receipt so don’t allow liquids over 100ml in hand luggage’though I suspect they get a good tax return from costly DF bought on arrival too.
    Their prices are more competitive when you get a free hand baggage case!


    Chris in Makati
    Participant

    rferguson:

    That’s not quite what the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection says on its web site:

    “Alcoholic beverages
    If you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring 2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages duty free into Australia with you. All alcoholic beverages in accompanied baggage are included in this category, regardless of where or how they were purchased.
    Aviation security regulations may restrict the volume of liquids that you can bring into Australia as hand luggage. As an alternative, duty free alcoholic beverages can be purchased in an airport duty free shop on arrival in Australia. For more information about the restrictions, visit the TravelSECURE website.”


    JEFFREY
    Participant

    rferguson:
    That’s not quite what the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection says on its web site:
    “Alcoholic beverages If you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring 2.25 litres of alcoholic beverages duty free into Australia with you. All alcoholic beverages in accompanied baggage are included in this category, regardless of where or how they were purchased. Aviation security regulations may restrict the volume of liquids that you can bring into Australia as hand luggage. As an alternative, duty free alcoholic beverages can be purchased in an airport duty free shop on arrival in Australia. For more information about the restrictions, visit the TravelSECURE website.”

    Regardless of what the website states, rferguson is correct
    It has been in place a LONG time at BKK. Duty free alcohol, even in sealed bags, is not permitted on board flights from Bangkok to Australia. Fault is with the King Power staff at the airport. They should always ask for final destination and refuse to sell alcohol to those flying to Australia. Numerous forum posts on this on the exat Thai Visa forum also


    TiredOldHack2
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    I had a nice sealed and receipted bottle of malt taken off me by the TSA Goblins at Miami, because (although it was perfectly sealed etc) their testing machine decided it was explosive. It was over-proof, sure, but not that bad…

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