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Old 11-03-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
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Default Kegs on a Plane

My buddy is getting married, and I wanted to know if anyone has had any experience checking kegs on a passenger liner.

I've got some little 2.5 gallon sanke kegs that would fit nicely in my checked baggage, and I'd really like to make something special for his last night as a bachelor. I figure I could purge pressure before I let the bags go, but that won't stop gas escaping the beer and re-pressurizing the keg a little during the flight.

I fly a lot, so extra bags travel free, and he lives entirely too far away to drive. This method would cost much less than shipping if it's possible.

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:48 PM   #2
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Can't imagine what the TSA are gonna think when they x-ray those bags..... I'm always paranoid when I stash a couple of bottles in my suitcase. But kegs? You got more balls than me....

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Old 11-03-2011, 08:49 PM   #3
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I do not think the airline will allow any pressurized containers. I would ask the air liens and the FAA.

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I"m getting tired, of these mother ****ing kegs, on this mother ****ing plane!!!

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dang, i typed that in all caps, i wonder why it came out mixed case?

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I"m getting tired, of these mother ****ing kegs, on this mother ****ing plane!!!
Reading the thread, i was going to be disappointed if someone didnt say it
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I do not think the airline will allow any pressurized containers. I would ask the air liens and the FAA.
So THAAAAT'S why they never have any taps on-board any airliner I've flown.
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I know this used to be the case, and I'd be surprised if it has changed.
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Think, beer bomb. That's what they will think. If you need to transport them, find someone with a shipping/freight discount and ship them to the destination.

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I can only speak for Delta but I know they have NO limits on liquids or vessels they are in as long as they are under 20% ABV (non-flamable) as long as it is checked. I would insure them, because baggage people are not kind or gentle. You may also run into issues with "home brew" I would be honest, call ask the airline what their policies are and call it "beer". I bet they say "no problem" as long as they are under weight limits. In the Case of Delta it is a 50# limit and $90 if you are over that weight.

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