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    Duty Free Shops at airports

    Ok, somebody explain how this works. I was at the Miami airport today and saw an interesting "duty free" shop. Some of the prices were really good. If I were to buy something, how do I bring it home on my flight back to Ky?

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    Re: Duty Free Shops at airports

    I'm fairly certain that duty free stores in US airports will only sell merchandise to travelers heading out of the US (they check your boarding pass).

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    Re: Duty Free Shops at airports

    I also believe that is correct.

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    Re: Duty Free Shops at airports

    I thought it was inbound or outbound, but I'm certain that they check to see that you left or are leaving the country.

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    Re: Duty Free Shops at airports

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    I'm fairly certain that duty free stores in US airports will only sell merchandise to travelers heading out of the US (they check your boarding pass).
    This is true. So you have to buy the booze as you're leaving the country, but that doesn't mean you can't still be in possession of it when you return. I would ask somebody at the airport if you keep the merchandise sealed in the original duty-free bag, will they allow it beyond security on your way back. If you can't get a good answer, just pack it in your luggage (carefully) on your way back home.
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    Re: Duty Free Shops at airports

    Ahh! but then you'll have to pay the dooty
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    Re: Duty Free Shops at airports

    Quote Originally Posted by Restaurant man View Post
    Ahh! but then you'll have to pay the dooty
    Or, a Baby Ruth.

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