LHR to SYD (via DXB) - Duty Free carry on liquids

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owwreally

Member since 28 Apr 2017

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Hi all,


Quick question around carry on liquids & duty free alochol when a flight has a stop over.

I am travelling from London (LHR) to Sydney (SYD) in the next few weeks with Qantas, which has a 1.5hr stop over in Dubai (DXB).

I haven't done this leg before and was keen to shop duty free at World of Whiskies at Heathrow. Is there any issue with taking alcohol/liquids on the plane when a stop over is involved. Not sure if I have to take my carry on luggage off the plane at the stop over and be re-screened which may be an issue with these large bottles.

Thanks.

mern2001

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Member since 10 Apr 2013

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Other people may know better than me - but I am fairly sure that you will not be able to bring the whisky back on board at Dubai. I am positive, however, that you will not be able to leave the carry-on luggage on the plane. It would be a terrible waste of good whisky - so I would not risk it.

Theresnormissin

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Member since 14 Oct 2016

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If the whiskey remains in a sealed duty free bag you MAY be okay. You will definitely go through the security screening process. Might be worth asking at world of whiskeys if they know of options and/or issue's taking duty free through Dubai.

Last editedby Theresnormissin at Apr 28, 2017, 12:36 PM.

timautunno

Member since 22 Sep 2011

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We went through a similar scenario recently when travelling home from Lisbon on Emirates via Dubai.Picked up some duty free liquor in the Lisbon airport, in the sealed duty free bags. Had no problems getting this through the security check in Dubai. When we arrived at the departure gate for the flight home in Dubai, they simply box it up and check it in as checked luggage. It arrived on the carousel at Perth airport no problems. 

dimi

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Restrictions on duty free alcohol for flights to Australia from other countries are determined by the Australian government, not the airport. 

These requirements state that you will only be allowed to bring duty free onboard on the last leg of your trip to Australia, and that all alcohol purchases must be delivered to the gate by the store (not carried to the gate by the buyer).

Check TravelSecure website.


Note (see GregXL's comment below): It sounds like Qantas and possibly other airlines airlines may handle your duty free by taking it to your final destination as checked luggage. 

Last editedby dimi at Apr 30, 2017, 02:15 PM.

GregXL

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Member since 26 May 2014

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From the Qantas website:

"If you have purchased Duty Free LAGs at the start of your journey, and are transiting through Dubai, these items will also be taken from you at the departure gate, safely packaged and stowed as checked baggage"
@dimi I suggest that the information onTravelSecure is conservative advice, not necessarily stating Australian regulations.
Maybe Qantas can confirm for you.

dimi

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Member since 13 Jul 2012

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From the Qantas website:
"If you have purchased Duty Free LAGs at the start of your journey, and are transiting through Dubai, these items will also be taken from you at the departure gate, safely packaged and stowed as checked baggage"
@dimi I suggest that the information onTravelSecure is conservative advice, not necessarily stating Australian regulations.
Maybe Qantas can confirm for you.

Good to know.
Actually this information does not in any way contradict the article on TravelSecure.
It sounds like Qantas is helping passengers to get around these regulations by taking duty free into checked luggage.
Thanks.

owwreally

Member since 28 Apr 2017

Total posts 3

Awesome. Thanks guys.


Guess I can pull the trigger on a few bottles I had my eye on.

owwreally

Member since 28 Apr 2017

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Saw on their website, under transferring flights:


*Please note that you will not be able to purchase liquids, pastes or gels over 100ml if your final destination is Australia*

Although I know a relative that somehow brought me a bottle from there.
Will check with Qantas and the shop

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