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cymraes
Posts 2613


25/10/2012 21:33:54
Hi, am flying to Manchester this evening via Zurich, my Mother in Law tells me that I can't buy duty free at Dubai and then take it to my destination .... can I?

Thanks very much in advance as was going to get my dad an early Christmas prezzie x





mrswhippy
Posts 613


25/10/2012 21:36:06
of course you can.

Why on earth would you not be able to.





ShellFC
Posts 385


25/10/2012 21:36:39
We've been doing it for years but you can ask at Duty Free, they know the rules. Have fun, it's going to be pretty arctic in the UK this weekend





cymraes
Posts 2613


25/10/2012 21:37:15
MinL told me she couldn't when she did it last year as she was transiting through ... glad I checked! Will double check at DXB tonight - thanks mrswhippy!





cymraes
Posts 2613


25/10/2012 21:38:00
ShellFC wrote:
We've been doing it for years but you can ask at Duty Free, they know the rules. Have fun, it's going to be pretty arctic in the UK this weekend


Thanks ShellFC .... got me boots on already (sweating cobs!)





simpleasabc
Posts 7676


25/10/2012 21:40:27
Don't buy alcohol at Zurich Duty-Free, cheaper in English supermarkets.. Not sure about other stuff..





mrswhippy
Posts 613


25/10/2012 21:41:53
If she was transiting through Dubai that may be a different kettle of fish and she may have already got her allowance.....

I have previously bought Duty free out here when transiting via Heathrow going towards spain and that was no problem.





cymraes
Posts 2613


25/10/2012 21:43:52
thanks all for the tips and advice - bon voyage!





mrswhippy
Posts 613


25/10/2012 21:45:22
cymraes wrote:
thanks all for the tips and advice - bon voyage!


Have a safe flight





MASKHARA
Posts 390


25/10/2012 21:46:44
enjoy! Don't think of EW while you are away!





N0rdique
Posts 375


25/10/2012 22:24:12
Hope it's not too late but as far as I'm aware you can't buy duty-free in Dubai flying via Zurich to the UK. There are duty-free shops in Zurich but they are expensive so they aren't really worth it. We flew Dubai-Zurich-Dublin in April this year...





N0rdique
Posts 375


25/10/2012 22:52:16
What I meant is that if you aren't on a direct flight you can't transfer your duty-free (liquid) shopping as you have to go through another security check. And Zurich duty-free is not cheap.





RuthM
Posts 1207


25/10/2012 23:07:22
I think there's a problem with liquids on a transfer flight, but best to ask at the airport.

Now if you like dark chocolate you need to stop at Sprüngli in Zurich airport, possibly the best dark chocolate (fresh truffles and plain bars) in the world.





cymraes
Posts 2613


25/10/2012 23:43:39
I asked at the airport duty free and no, only 100mls! Ah well Manchester may have some offers as I come through they sometimes do, thanks as always





simpleasabc
Posts 7676


25/10/2012 23:58:35
Don't forget your vanilla essence on your return flight





cymraes
Posts 2613


26/10/2012 00:04:29
Simples have enough to sink a battle ship, bulk order from Costco last time FinL came!





cymraes
Posts 2613


13/11/2012 19:17:25
update: going to Zurich from DXB - no way only 100mls allowed, on return back from Manchester no problem, they sealed the bag and it went through the x-ray machine at Zurich, they just asked when I bought it, the receipt was in the clear sealed bag, no problem - one bottle of lovely champagne ready for Christmas.

Don't understand why they can't seal the bag in DXB ......





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