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to abuse AIBU to ask whether cartons of wine are likely to explode in checked baggage?

(8 Posts)
jasper Sat 10-Sep-11 13:52:34

It's to settle a pointless argument, not to debate the sense or otherwise of taking cartons of wine in your luggage to a country where wine is freely available

BlowHole Sat 10-Sep-11 13:53:30

I brought some cartons of wine back from Spain, they didn't explode thankfully.

BlowHole Sat 10-Sep-11 13:54:09

They were in checked-in baggage, not hand luggage.

GingerWrath Sat 10-Sep-11 13:54:33

They aren't pressurised so will be fine,

amicissima Sat 10-Sep-11 13:56:37

My DH had a bottle of red wine explode dramatically all over his checked in case of business clothes.

SuchProspects Sat 10-Sep-11 14:19:59

I would have thought cartons aren't likely to explode as there is plenty of give in the plastic/cardboard container. Glass bottles are more vulnerable (though I've brought plenty through checked luggage) as the glass is rigid and can't adapt to changes in the wine's volume due to temperature and pressure changes in the hold.

camilla2010 Sat 10-Sep-11 14:23:26

i do it all the time and have never had a prob with box of wine

jasper Sat 10-Sep-11 14:25:57

thanks very much everybody

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