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Buy Duty Free Liqour in BAH - Transit KWI

Buy Duty Free Liqour in BAH - Transit KWI

Old Jan 15, 15, 9:12 am
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Question Buy Duty Free Liqour in BAH - Transit KWI

If I purchase duty free alcohol in Bahrain will I have any issues if it is in my carry-on when transiting KWI?

I will not be leaving the airport/KWI, but will go to the Dasman Lounge.

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Old Jan 20, 15, 5:05 am
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You will likely face a problem.
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Old Jan 21, 15, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by westmideast View Post
You will likely face a problem.

Disagree. If you are allowed to purchase it in Bahrain and enter the aircraft (assuming it's UA981), just keep it hidden if you aren't leaving the airport. The luggage scanners aren't until you are already past immigration, so no one will know you have it if you stay before that point.

Was there a few days ago, the main Dasman lounge was closed for renovation. There is a small satellite lounge at the end of the terminal. Pearl lounge is open, however.
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Old Jan 21, 15, 10:56 pm
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Depends on your transit destination. If its UA981 and you leave the gate, your bag will be scanned/searched once you try to come back to the gate. Likewise for some other carriers/destinations (such as BA, Lufthansa, etc). Obviously if you remain in the gate, there will be no opportunity for your bag to be scanned/searched unless there is an extraordinary circumstance. But the OP did mention he intended to go to the lounge.
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