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Champagne in hold lugage

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I have read conflicting advice on whether the pressure difference between ground and cruising altitude can make a Champagne bottle break in hold luggage.
I have it in a polystyrene bottle-box and wrapped in bubble-wrap so breakage from impact is not an issue - anybody got first hand experience? I intend to fly with a special bottle tomorrow so any advice would be appreciated!

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  1. I've traveled with champagne (and other types of bublies) in checked luggage with NO problem at all (crossing fingers and burning incense )

    Just let it rest a little bit before enjoying.


    1. I've done it a few times with no problem. I would think breakage is the bigger risk, and it sounds like you have that covered.

      1. Excellent; thanks. Let's just hope she's not corked now!

        1. A related link:


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          1. re: RicRios

            Interesting link, thanks.

            The bottle made it anyway, and the contents were worth the hassle :)