Airport duty-free shops sell all kinds of products, everything from cigars to perfume to stuffed toys. And liquor, of course. I was surprised on my last trip by the difficulties some of my fellow passengers experienced with their duty-free items - I don't buy much at duty-free shops - not on our first flight, but on our connecting flight.
It's easy to buy perfume and liquor at a duty-free shop. The cashier seals your purchase in a special bag and you can carry it onto the airplane. If you're taking a nonstop flight home, everything's fine. The difficulty comes when you have to change planes. Those TSA regulations - you know, no liquids in containers larger than three fluid ounces - still apply.
If you're planning to do some duty-free shopping on your next international trip, take a minute to read our information about flying with duty-free liquid items. You might want to take a look at our space-saving packing tips, too, just in case you find a stupendous bargain at the duty-free shop.