I have done a search on the topic about shipping wine back, and the answers to the topic seems to be at least a year old. Are there any changes to airline restrictions or state laws since then?
Undoubtedly, we will be planning to purchase wine back, and we won't be buying a case at every winery we visit. (in this case, the winery will ship it back for us) We might buy 1 or 2 bottles at each winery, and by the end of the day, will possibly accumulate up to a case, if not more. Since we have 4 people traveling, (my husband & I), and another couple, we are planning to hand-carry it back to Houston. Are there any restrictions with Continental airlines as far as limiting the #of bottles of wine for hand-carrying, or... if they allow hand-carrying at all? If not, should we use UPS/Fedex... and what are the fees involved approx. for a case? We are also worried about breakage, that's why we want to be able to hand-carry back.(and not checking in as a luggage)Seems like hand-carrying is the most safe, and cost effective. Any suggestions?