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    Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    I'm concerned my friend wants to bring home a 12-pack in her suitcase and check in on the plane. Won't the pressure differential cause it to burst?

    Anybody every try it?


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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Depends. Is the plane on a treadmill?



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    I'm concerned my friend wants to bring home a 12-pack in her suitcase and check in on the plane. Won't the pressure differential cause it to burst?

    Anybody every try it?

    JC no it will be fine. I have flown beer home from Mexico and Cali several times.



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    I've done it. It doesn't burst. Make sure it is in the checked luggage though.



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Wait...what?? Her?



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Quote Originally Posted by tim_redd View Post
    Wait...what?? Her?

    LOL - Heck of a woman isn't she? Know a woman who will bring home a mans favorite beer? Yuengling ??


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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    BTW - isn't this illegal? Transporting liquor across state lines? It's not for resale, but still........


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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    I brought home several bottles of beer and wine from my trips to Europe and never checked them and never had any issues.


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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    BTW - isn't this illegal? Transporting liquor across state lines? It's not for resale, but still........
    Never heard of that before. Unless you are on probation or something.



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    How are the imported beers shipped to the U.S.? Wouldn't you presume that the imported beers are shipped by plane?


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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    I had some rum bottles come open, and I did lose 2 out of 10 Wadadli bottles (Antigua beer).

    So yes, it can happen.



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    How are the imported beers shipped to the U.S.? Wouldn't you presume that the imported beers are shipped by plane?
    I would guess that those are packed and shipped a little different than someone bringing some beer back from Philly.



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    How are the imported beers shipped to the U.S.? Wouldn't you presume that the imported beers are shipped by plane?
    Good point; dooh! Unless they ship those overseas in "refer containers" ??


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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    No the baggage area is pressurized the same as the cabin. I love beer.



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    Re: Will Bottled Beer Burst On a Plane Flight?

    Check with the airline's website as for legality (some allow you to transport alcohol, some don't).

    A couple of years ago, a bunch of us brought back 14 bottles of wine back from New Mexico. Wrapped each one individually, split them up between people's luggage, no problems.



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