No Duty Free Liquids to USA

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  1. Bay Pisco Shark
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    I was rather surprised you cannot buy any - they won't even deliver them to the plane. :( Fortunately CX had what I was about to buy, onboard, although I didn't know it at the time I was not allowed to purchase anything.
     
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    I'm confused, were you arriving at your final destination directly from HKG or did you have a domestic connection in the US?
     
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    Canada allows certain countries (generally in Europe) to package duty-free liquids in tamper evident sealed packages, which can then go through security to make the domestic connection. For some reason, HKG is not on the list of approved countries.
     
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    This was HKG/SFO nonstop. No liquid purchases allowed.
     
  5. drewbles
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    This seems to be a HKG thing. If I fly HKG-SYD/MEL I can't get duty free booze. SIN-MEL/SYD is no problem though. Same to the USA. MEL/SYD/BNE-LAX I can purchase duty free booze after security and take it (although I never do as local bevmo prices are less than the prices the Nuance owned stores here in AU gouge us for).
     
  6. Tad's Broiled Steaks

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    So, if I'm flying on UA metal to NRT, SIN or SGN, what's the story?
    I ask because, although completely different (mostly), a DL flight between PEK-NRT saw my recently purchased water get confiscated.
     

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