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Old 12-20-2006, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Beers on a plane.

So, next week I'm going from Boston to N. Michigan and I'd like to take my latest batch of Wee Winter Ale with me. Has anybody taken bottled beerwith them on a plane?clearly it won't pass security in m carry on, so I was going to put in my checked baggage. I'm concerned about the presure in the cargo hold and if it is possible that any lack of presure down there would turn my ordinary bottle into the famous bottle bomb.

I've got them bottled in 22oz glass.

Anybody with experience??

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Old 12-20-2006, 02:37 AM   #2
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It shouldn't be too much of a problem. I've brought many a bottle of wine, beer, soda, etc, with me in a completely un-pressurized baggage compartment at altitudes at or above 30,000 feet.

Besides, libations are shipped worldwide via air freight without issues. Just pack it well - I'm sure you've seen how baggage handlers handle your baggage.

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Old 12-20-2006, 03:05 AM   #3
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Why the hell not??!!


Who's TSA for telling you what you can drink???

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Old 12-20-2006, 03:10 AM   #4
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As recently as a month ago, I brought homebrew in my checked baggage just fine.

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Old 12-20-2006, 03:22 AM   #5
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Checked is fine, just pad it very well.

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Well, I guess I'll wrapp it and pad it and call it good! Thanks for the wuick replies!

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Old 12-20-2006, 01:32 PM   #7
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There is a pressure difference, but not 30000' like you think. The cabin altitude only goes up to around 8000' max so even on those high flying flights you're still just above Denver altitude in the cabin.

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You need to calll the airline. With all the you can, you can't changes lately I would check with them. Dealing with it @ the gate would be a PITA.

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You need to calll the airline. With all the you can, you can't changes lately I would check with them. Dealing with it @ the gate would be a PITA.
As long as you check them, you'll be fine. There is no way they'll knowingly let you on with them in carry-on bags.
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As long as you check them, you'll be fine. There is no way they'll knowingly let you on with them in carry-on bags.
They used too, I've done it many times.
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