Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

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Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

#1 Post by EHeffner » May 14th, 2019, 7:28 am

Sorry if a silly question but I’ve flown with wine and beer in my check through luggage multiple times without issue. Does champagne present a different issue? I’ve read that most cargo holds are pressurized these days but just wanted to check in for personal experiences
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#2 Post by Dale Bowers » May 14th, 2019, 7:30 am

Do it all the time, no problems.
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#3 Post by ky1em!ttskus » May 14th, 2019, 7:34 am

No problemo.

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#4 Post by Warren Taranow » May 14th, 2019, 7:41 am

We fly with champagne all the time; no problems
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Champagne stash from our last Hawaii trip (plus Baileys for friend's morning coffee!)
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#5 Post by EHeffner » May 14th, 2019, 8:07 am

I knew I could count on y’all for the quick responses. Can’t always trust Google machine
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Re: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

#6 Post by K John Joseph » May 14th, 2019, 9:56 am

Warren Taranow wrote:
May 14th, 2019, 7:41 am
We fly with champagne all the time; no problems
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That champagne rare is good stuff. I'm flying to Hawaii this summer with the family in tow. I'll be doing the same with my Wine Check By Todd French.
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#7 Post by ERPark » May 14th, 2019, 10:17 pm

The bottle of Bailey’s cracks me up......... 😂
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Re: Flying with Champagne/Sparkling wine

#8 Post by Steve Anderson » May 15th, 2019, 12:15 am

The issue may not be whether you can bring the sparkler on the plane, but how soon you can open it up after you arrive. Bought an interesting Pet Nat during a winery visit in France last week. A few days later, opened it up about three hours after completing a 6 hour drive. Should have known better, but when I popped the cap it shot out like a geyser and I literally only had about a third of the bottle left when it calmed down. The remnants were tasty, but created a bit of a mess in the hotel room!

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#9 Post by David Glasser » May 15th, 2019, 4:33 am

I guess I've been lucky as I’ve never had a problem opening a bottle of Champagne the day after a flight or long drive. Always well chilled.

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#10 Post by ky1em!ttskus » May 15th, 2019, 8:23 am

David Glasser wrote:
May 15th, 2019, 4:33 am
I guess I've been lucky as I’ve never had a problem opening a bottle of Champagne the day after a flight or long drive. Always well chilled.
This. It’s the temp change that causes the bubbles fountain, I think.

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