I'm travelling from NZ to LAX, which is not my final US destination. I've read on government websites that you can have a personal allowance of 1 litre of alcohol & 200 cigarettes (or a carton).
Can the alcohol be purchased at the duty free as I depart NZ or would I not be able to get the duty free alcohol onto the domestic flight since it would be over the 100ml liquid carryon luggage requirement? If not, is there a duty-free on arrival shop where you could buy it, or would you have the same problem with another connecting domestic flight?
I've just heard a couple of horror stories from people travelling with nice NZ wine & having to ditch it all in LAX; I wanted to make sure before dropping any cash on the way out.