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Wine suitcases allowed as checked luggage?

flywithwine
New Arrival

Hi

I have a a VinGarde Valise wine suitcase.

 

https://www.flywithwine.com

 

I see people travel with these all the time and check them as luggage but in reviewing Southwests polices it appears they don't allow them.

 

Southwest states that all checked wine must be in a corrugated box.

 

https://www.southwest.com/help/baggage/special-baggage-sports-equipment

 

Is this really the case do you know?

 

Would a suitcase of wine be rejected by Southwest even though TSA allows this?

 

Please let me know if you have experience with this.

 

THx

 

 

3 REPLIES 3

Re: Wine suitcases allowed as checked luggage?

TheMiddleSeat
Top Contributor

If you meet the standard size and weight limits no one will know the difference and will not ask anything.

 

--TheMiddleSeat

Re: Wine suitcases allowed as checked luggage?

jksobonya
Rising Star

From the same page:

 

  • Professional packaging by alcohol and wine suppliers (e.g., cruise lines, wineries, duty-free shops) is acceptable as long as the contents have adequate cushioning, and the packaging prevents leakage.

 

Seems like a suitcase built especially for wine meets the requirement.

 

--Jessica

Re: Wine suitcases allowed as checked luggage?

DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

@flywithwine wrote:

Hi

I have a a VinGarde Valise wine suitcase.

 

https://www.flywithwine.com

 

I see people travel with these all the time and check them as luggage but in reviewing Southwests polices it appears they don't allow them.

 

Southwest states that all checked wine must be in a corrugated box.

 

https://www.southwest.com/help/baggage/special-baggage-sports-equipment

 

Is this really the case do you know?

 

Would a suitcase of wine be rejected by Southwest even though TSA allows this?

 

Please let me know if you have experience with this.

 

THx

 

 


I think the distinction here is between if the wine is inside of another checked item, or if it's being checked as a whole case of wine. 

 

So you'd qualify for the wine being "inside of checked luggage" option. 

 

Good luck!

 

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