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Duty Free

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Duty Free

Do you buy your booze at the airport or on the plane?? A litre of Absolut vodka goes for $19 on the plane (Air Transits website). A litre of Baileys $22. Thats a good price compared to the LCBO.

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1. Re: Duty Free

We purchased some booze at the Puerto Plata airport and got some good prices however this was 2 yrs ago. They also had lots of choices.

We went through the Punta Cana airport last year and didn't find the choices were that great.

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Punta Cana
Punta Cana
Dominican Republic
Sydney
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Hi

I didn't kow this but coming back from Puerto Plata your allowed 3 bottles of booze (for 2 people)

We got it at the airport on the way back...

caper01

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Hi Shelby,

We buy a bottle of Baileys at the Duty Free in the airport for on the way down, so we can have it with our cofee in the morning. Then buy a bottle each of Dominican Rum at the airport once thru customs so we can bring it in our carry-on, avoids any mis-haps.(We can get local booze anytime) You have 3 nice choices, just remember the three B's (Brugal,Barcelo,and Bermudez)

Truro, Canada
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At Puerto Plata Duty Free less than a year ago, we got a litre of Crown Royal for $18 (U.S.), which was at par with our Canadian dollar at the time. The same bottle in Canada was around $40. We also got a litre of Smirnoff's vodka for $14. We'll be there again very shortly and hope the prices are still as good.

Also, we found prices are cheaper if you wait until you get to the duty free shops on the departure level (upper level), instead of in the cluster of shops on the lower level after you check in.

Unlike in Canada, they give you your merchandise when you purchase; not as you're getting on the aircraft. That's a good thing if your flight is delayed. There's no need to pay those high airport bar prices; just open your bottle!!!

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5. Re: Duty Free

Thanks for your input.

Ottawa, Canada
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The airport in Puerto Plata is undergoing a huge reno. It seemed to us that there were fewer duty free counters; there was one on the top level and a few on the bottom level. We didn't check out the prices.

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Booze at the Puerto Plata airport were almost half again the price as the booze at the Super Super liquor store in Sosua. We were wishing we had bought there instead of waiting for the Duty free on the way home.

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Sosua
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