Downgraded: Bangkok airport duty-free If you’re in Bangkok, you might want to skip the duty-free shop. Customers have been falsely accused (better: framed) of shoplifting. And thanks to an apparently collusive agreement between the police,...

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Downgraded: Bali’s public health strategy While a vigorous attempt to contain the spread of the H1N1 flu virus is understandable and sensible, Bali is taking the notion to a new level: Upon landing at Bali’s airport planes will be taken...

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Last week, TSA Director Kip Hawley briefed a group of travel journalists, and friend-of-the-blog Benet Wilson of AviationWeek asked the Kipster about that pet peeve of mine, restrictions on transporting duty free liquor. My long-standing take: If...

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13
Jul
2007

Regular readers know how frustrated I have been with inconsistent liquid-ban enforcement and the subsequent confusion over duty free purchases that ensues, like the finger-pointing contradiction-fest I experienced in Munich a while back. Travelers...

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29
Mar
2007

See update below Those crazy spring breakers, bringing their cases of mineral water and Coca-Cola on board the cruise ships! They’ve simply gone too far! …huh? Carnival Cruise Lines is clamping down on passengers who bring beverages...

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Categorized in: booze, cruises, duty free, liquids
22
Dec
2006

News for travelers who like to pick up a bottle of hooch or perfume at the duty-free shop: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is trying to standardize airport rules around the world, making it universally legal for people who buy...

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Categorized in: airports, duty free, regulation, travel