Can wine stoppers prevent leakage while on flight if applied to bottles of other liquids or alcohol?

Or does anyone have advice for a leak-free flight when it comes to carrying bottles of liquids or cooking oils in your luggage?

But then I almost forgot some oil bottles have spouts below caps that aren't easy to remove. Have anyone managed to carry those types of bottles leak-free through flight especially when opened before?

Have anyone tried shoving a cork in bottle necks deep enough to put the cap back on? What would you do if the cork was a little too thick?


And of course I'm referring to when you pack them into your checked baggage rather than carry-on.

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4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    I use screw tops Pete.

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  • 1 year ago

    The wine stoppers should be adequate. However you should re-enforce this by applying tape to the caps. Then wrap the bottles (assuming it is all made of glass) in clothing to mitigate the chance of it breaking while in transit.

    If you are still worried, you can invest in a bottle travel protector for the wine bottles and fit the oil bottles in a large ziplock bag.

    Source(s): Work part-time as a TSA officer.
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  • 1 year ago

    A bottle of liquid that's been opened is almost bound to leak to some extent unless it has a really tight-fitting screw top.

    All you can do is close the bottle as tightly as possible, wrap strips of absorbent kitchen paper around the top of the bottle, then place it in a sealable plastic bag so that if it does leak, the damage will be limited.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The bottles are TOO Big for TSA luggage inspection, they will be tossed.

    Leave them home or ship via Public Carrier.

    Checked baggage is in Non-Pressurized holds. If the seals are broken on a wine bottle it might blow its cap when the pressure drops.

    Check with the Carrier for details of carrying liquids, legally, and safely....

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    • Redstone
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      @Anonymous: Please stop smoking marijuana when posting to this forum. Your comment is not helpful.

      @Pete: Insulating with bubble wrap and taping the cap down usually does the trick.

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