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Returning home with beer when traveling?
« on: November 11, 2009, 06:52:12 PM »
I'm out on a business trip, have basically a carry on.  I've found a few regional beers I'd like to take back home for others to try and am wondering what others have done to bring it home.  I've considered buying a small suitcase at a WalMart or grabbing a shipping box, some bubble wrap and running to the nearest UPS Store.  Any other suggestions?

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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 07:21:56 PM »
I've used checked baggage with no problem, well packed in the middle with clothes all around.
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 11:23:14 AM »
Same boat as Fred. I always check some beer and have yet to have any break. Just make sure and pack it well and don't exceed the 50lb weight limit on your bag.
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 03:51:58 PM »
If you have time, UPS or FedEx will be cheaper than checking your bag.
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 04:11:59 PM »
Depending on who you fly with. Southwest is still free to check baggage.
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 06:57:47 PM »
I pack a collapsible duffel bag.  If I come across beer that I want to bring back (which is most of the time), I pack it well and check it.  I also have yet to have a bottle break.
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2009, 05:22:08 AM »
Wrap the bottles with bubble wrap, pack with the dirty clothes inside a packing bag to catch any spills.




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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2009, 11:50:10 PM »
When I was 18 I went to Europe brought back a bottle of absinthe from Austria and a bottle of ice wine from St Gore Gremany. I just put it in my luggage with my clothes. Customs never checked me but that was be for 9-11.

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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 12:07:23 PM »
Just flew back from PDX last night with 5 bombers and a pint glass in my bag. Stuffed into my stanky socks and packed in dirty clothes. No problems with breakage and no tag that said TSA searched my bag. This is how I usually bring beer back and have yet to have any issues.
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2009, 12:20:54 PM »
+1 to bottles packed in dirty clothes.  Had some port bottles make it back all the way from South Africa like that.

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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2009, 12:34:31 PM »
I've used checked baggage with no problem, well packed in the middle with clothes all around.

I've had good luck with the same method.

I keep my fingers, legs and toes all crossed on the way home too.  ;D
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009, 06:47:07 PM »
I have had good luck with the few times I had to check a suitcase with bottles wrapped in clothes.  I have lately been checking a beverage shipper box with no problems; however, that was for taking beers out rather than back home so I didn't have to hunt down a source for the box.

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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2009, 05:52:39 AM »
I have read to reports of tsa taking "Duty Free Liquids" just as the flyers were boarding the planes flying to the usa.

After this I'll be looking into shipping my beer back from Belgium instead of risking the tsa taking it from checked luggage, yes this has happend to others  even  before the latest incident.



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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009, 10:01:11 AM »
Sounds like a real pain in the ass.   >:(
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Re: Returning home with beer when traveling?
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2009, 10:29:12 AM »
Sounds like a real pain in the ass.   >:(

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