Can you pack alcohol in your checked luggage on Southwest?
Alcohol (wine and liquor) must be in the original unopened container with the manufacturer's label when transported as checked baggage. The maximum quantity of liquor that may be transported in or as checked baggage on Southwest Airlines is five liters per Customer.
According to the FAA, there are no limits on how much alcohol you can pack in your checked luggage if the alcohol by volume is less than 24 percent (generally beer and wine). Between 24 and 70 percent, however, the FAA limits passengers to 5 liters.
- On Indian domestic flights, any passenger can carry up to 5 liters of liquor in his/her check-in luggage but you are not allowed to carry any alcoholic content in the hand baggage. Plus the alcohol percentage should be between 24% and 70%.
- The best way to transport wine is through checked baggage. The only restrictions in this category relate to alcohol content. Travelers can't transport bottles with more than 70 percent alcohol content and can only take five liters of alcohol between 24 and 70 percent.
- You may take up to five liters of alcohol with alcohol content between 24% and 70% per person as checked luggage if it's packaged in a sealable bottle or flask. Alcoholic beverages with less than 24% alcohol content are not subject to hazardous materials regulations.
The best way to transport wine is through checked baggage. The only restrictions in this category relate to alcohol content. Travelers can't transport bottles with more than 70 percent alcohol content and can only take five liters of alcohol between 24 and 70 percent.
- Because of Transportation Security Administration rules, wine is not a common carry-on. Although you can take wine purchased inside the terminal in your carry-on luggage, all other wine must be packaged and shipped with your checked luggage.
- An average full bottle of wine weighs 2.65 lbs. An average bottle of wine contains 1.65 lbs of wine grapes. A case of 12 bottles of wine weighs about 30–40 lbs. Heavy glass bottles can account for over 50% of total weight of a wine bottle.
- 375 ml "split" or "half" wine bottle = 12.7 oz, or two and a half glasses. 750 ml standard wine bottle = 25.4 oz, or five glasses. 1.5 liter wine "magnum" bottle = 50.8 oz, or ten glasses. 3 liter wine bottle or box = 101.6 oz, or 20 glasses.
Updated: 3rd December 2019