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Can I take 8 cans of strongbow to America in my luggage?

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1. Posted by wrutless (Budding Member 3 posts) 5y

Basically I want to take some cans of strongbow with me to america. Is this allowed? I'm flying delta to New york then on to SLC on sept 11th.

2. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 5y

You shouldnt have any problem as long as its stored in the hold and you are not taking it on as cabin luggage. That will be totally prohibited to do. It is advisable to check with the airline though as each company has its own set of rules. I came back from Canada last year with cans of beer in my bag. I was flying with BA and nothing was said about it. Make sure they are cans and not bottles. Glass and plastic bottles on planes dont get on to well with the journey. I bought some Palinka back from Budapest last year and when I collected my bag off the carousel it was just a sack of alcoholic clothes.
Strongbow Cider in the USA? Good thinking.

3. Posted by way2goeh (Full Member 159 posts) 5y

I have brought Moosehead to the states and to Brasil, but just a few cans (3). I never said boo about it and they never said anything to me. So a few cans is ok, but I would still ask the airline. I brought some alcohol from Margarita Island, Venezuela to Brasil ( in botttles) and my name was announced on the system to come to check in. I delayed our flight for 30 mins as I had to open every box and shake the bottles. When I got on the plane, everyone was staring at me and I slinked down into my seat ( thank god I was row 6). Very embarassing.

4. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2634 posts) 5y

Note that depending on how big the cans are, you may be responsible for duty. You are allowed to bring in 1 litre of alcohol, providing you are 21, its as a gift or for personal use and its not illegal in the state you are coming into (which Strongbow would not be). Details here: Custom and Border Patrol duty. See the bottom of the page.

You can get Strongbow in some places in the USA. Check out their website for details. If not Strongbow, they have other ciders as well...

5. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 610 posts) 5y

You can definitely get strongbow around Philly and New York, pretty sure I've seen it in Miami and LA too... it's not too hard to find.

woodchuck is not a bad cider, it's not a good as strongbow though

6. Posted by DaveinMD (Respected Member 190 posts) 5y

Dude must really love his Strongbow. As for the stuff you get here is it really the same or is it like Canadian beer they sell in the states? In other words not even close.

7. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 5y

Quoting GregW

Note that depending on how big the cans are, you may be responsible for duty. You are allowed to bring in 1 litre of alcohol, providing you are 21, its as a gift or for personal use and its not illegal in the state you are coming into (which Strongbow would not be). Details here: Custom and Border Patrol duty. See the bottom of the page.

You can get Strongbow in some places in the USA. Check out their website for details. If not Strongbow, they have other ciders as well...

If you are bringing the cans in from the duty free shop at the airport, then for sure watch your allowance limit. But if you are bringing them to the airport from your local supermarket, the tax will have already been paid so keep the receipt and argue the point at customs on arrival if they hassle you.

8. Posted by frimann85 (Budding Member 16 posts) 5y

I recommend that you just buy some similar type of product when you arrive... Why run the risk for 8 cans of cider? :)

9. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2634 posts) 5y

Quoting BedouinLeo

But if you are bringing them to the airport from your local supermarket, the tax will have already been paid so keep the receipt and argue the point at customs on arrival if they hassle you.

Cans bought in the UK would have had tax paid to the UK government, true. However, no tax or import duty would have been paid to the USA government. They are the ones who will be looking to collect duty, and therefore tax paid in other countries on the alcohol will not be relevant to them.