We were surprised that there is no duty free liquor outlets at the Maui international airport.
I don't think duty free would be lower prices than our store sale prices on alcohol.
Think it would be hard to add because you can not carry on the
bottles any more.
I didn't want to pack my duty free perfume and had it sealed in the box in my carry on. When I changed planes in Phoenix security really looked at it and I think they could have taken it away for being too much liquid.
you can carry on alcohol if it has been purchased within the security zone of an airport. Duty free is generally cheaper than buying it at a retail store.
OGG is not an international airport, just Kahului Airport. I don't know if that makes a difference or not. Duty free isn't something I'm familiar with. I would assume there just isn't enough visitor traffic there for it to be viable.
Yes, Fuzz, there canont be duty free at non-international **transit** points. It's really not connected with the traffic so much as the connections required for international flights. We have lots and lots of international visitors here, but since flights have to connect through HNL, one loses the 'privilege', so to speak.
DFS Galleria in HNL has its "special" areas-we used to have a store on Maui, but it went bye-bye many years ago.
Often duty free is more expensive than purchasing on sale and declaring in your home country, paying the duty and tax..........it really depends on the item.
>>>> Duty free is generally cheaper than buying it at a retail store.<<<<<<
Oh no it's not.... We travel frequently between Canada and the Hawaiian islands...and all throughout the lower 48 for that matter.
As we traverse the Airports...we always seem compelled(for some strange reason) to have a peek in the "Duty Free" shops on the outbound...generally YVR or YYZ. ...while those prices may be lower than what you see at your Provincial Government Liquor outlet.....they are nowhere near as low as what you would pay say at "Long's or Costco" on the Island.
There is Duty free available onboard Air Canada returning flights back to Canada(last 2 hrs of flight)...but again the prices are significantly higher than locally in Hawaii and selection dismal.
For example a same size bottle (1 .75 liter)
Cdn Provincial outlet $57
Duty free: $38.50
In most instances Duty Free will give you a break from at Home CDN prices but not from US local venues. Taxes all in...$ at Par. Always the way to go....
Edit: You are allowed to bring back into Canada 1.14 liter Duty FreeEdited: 06 May 2011, 20:04
yes we were just there and no duty free
a lot of stores closed at 930 pm
yes we were just there and no duty free that we could see
the stores even closed at 9:30 pm so your were out of luck
with them as well
9:30 pm is actually fairly late for many parts of Hawai`i. Many stores here on Kaua`i close up at 8:00.
If there are no international flights originating at OGG than a duty free store would be worthless as you must be leaving the country with a valid boarding pass, proving this to purchase duty free products.
I must agree with others. And Everguard were you trying to fly OGG to HNL. or what? You make a comment because OGG is not" Maui International" is not International. Thanks for the comment: I don't think I've had such a good laugh in a long time. Aloha!.