I'm flying to Napa in 2 weeks, can I put a couple of bottles in my suitcase? Or is it not permitted?
Also, can I buy wine and bring it back with me in a styro shipper?
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Originally posted by wine+art:
No problem but, you're not buying wine from California are you? Wink

Oh yeah, Silveroak, Opus and the likes... (with his Borat's voice)... Naaat Razz
On a serious note, I plan on visiting the German wine Heaven, Dee Vine Wines Cool

So Board-O was saying 38 pounds is a case of wine, so how much does the airline company allow each passenger to have?
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Originally posted by ArieS:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
No problem but, you're not buying wine from California are you? Wink

Oh yeah, Silveroak, Opus and the likes... (with his Borat's voice)... Naaat Razz
On a serious note, I plan on visiting the German wine Heaven, Dee Vine Wines Cool

So Board-O was saying 38 pounds is a case of wine, so how much does the airline company allow each passenger to have?


Typically 50 lbs per checked bag.
Aries, part of the Patriot Act allows you to ship wine you buy in California (or anywhere) back to yourself in any state. You have to purchase the wine in person and set up the shipment, as well as get the shipment, but you can do it.
It's 38-40 pounds per case depending on the bottles and the shipper. Standard 750s and astandard styro shipper should be 38 pounds.
So does that mean I can bring back a 12 bottles styro AND my luggage?
Joe says 50 pounds per checked bag, but how many bag do they allow before charging you extra?

tlily, I'm not interested into shipping it or that's something I could do from my home. It's more about coming back with it.
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Originally posted by ArieS:
So does that mean I can bring back a 12 bottles styro AND my luggage?
Joe says 50 pounds per checked bag, but how many bag do they allow before charging you extra?

tlily, I'm not interested into shipping it or that's something I could do from my home. It's more about coming back with it.
Some airlines are charging for a second checked bag now.
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Originally posted by ArieS:
So does that mean I can bring back a 12 bottles styro AND my luggage?
Joe says 50 pounds per checked bag, but how many bag do they allow before charging you extra?

tlily, I'm not interested into shipping it or that's something I could do from my home. It's more about coming back with it.


ArieS, it depends on your airline so it's best to call their customer service line before your flight to verify but in general on most airlines you can check 2 bags and carry on 1 bag per flight. Each check bag can weigh up to 50 lbs each. So if you're going to NorCal for a long weekend and can make due with a carry on for all of your clothes then you can check two styrofoam shippers with 12 bottles each as long as each is 50 lbs or less. If you check any more than that each additional bag will cost you a charge, typically $80.00 or even higher. Once again, you need to verify the details with your airline.

Mr Ass, which airline have you flown recently that charged for a second bag? That sucks.
It might be cheaper to have it FedEx'd home VS the $50 + that certain airlines are charging for 2nd bag, or overweight.
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Mr Ass, which airline have you flown recently that charged for a second bag? That sucks.



By this am's paper:
Useless Air
Delta
AMR
NWA
Air Tran
Jet Blue
United
Spirit
If you fly southwest you can put it in your luggage as long as you have the bubble wrap for each bottle (its weird i dunno why it needs to be bottle by bottle).
FYI...American, the last hold out incredibly enough, has decided to start charging $25.00 for the 2nd checked bag in May. The fee is waived for various things such as if you're flying in first class, paid for a full coach fair, are a gold level or higher advantage member and such.
Just drive there. What's an extra few days, you'll have your own car in Napa and you can pack it to the roof for the trip back. Smile

Fu%k the airlines

Road Trip! Cool
With the airfares recently it might be cheaper too!!

At least when you drive you will not get peanuts in 1st class at dinner time. F&%# Delta
The hits just keep coming. American Airlines just announced they will start charging $15.00 each way FOR THE FIRST CHECKED BAG. That means if you decide to go anywhere and check two bags each way it'll cost you $80.00 round trip.

They do this while flight attendants bitch about too many carry on bags. Mad
AA giving us the shaft, wow! I seldom fly them, but you folks in Dallas probably use them all the time. Bummer. Frown

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