Airport Duty Free and Airline onboard inflight Sales, online Duty Free shopping, delivered to your seat or on arrival.
The airline inflight duty free and the airport duty free shopping section of this site features many catalogues and prices for all the world's airlines and airports, with the rules applicable to purchasing goods on board or in your arrivals or departure airport. The Customs regulations are important because for some products like duty free cigarettes or liquors, more restrictions are being imposed on the transit or import of these goods. Baggage rules, especially related to carrying liquids on board, is another factor to consider.
For example, you can no longer bring cartons of duty free cigarettes into Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia or New Zealand and there are complicated regulations for the import of spirits, like whisky, gin or vodka into Australia. Some countries ban the import of alcohol completely.
To compare duty free prices before you fly, just search for your airline and airports in the box above and hit go to find your carrier or the airport stores. Where available, there is a featured duty free prices image and a link where you can click through to view the full product range, the airline price list and the online pre-order page, if available. These days, airlines tend to specialise their range and the catalogues feature many beauty, fragrance and gift products. One reason being that these goods are easier to store and carry in-flight than cigarettes, wines and spirits.
You should note that for flights between European Union (EU) destinations, aircraft do not usually carry duty free cigarettes, wines or spirits on board. Alcoholic drinks will be available, but only for consumption during you flight. They rarely sell bulk quantities such as litres of alcohol or cartons of 200 cigarettes on these flights.
To find the regulations related to baggage, security or customs allowances and limits, click through from your airline search to the customs button. Here you will find most of the answers to your questions. Carrying liquids (LAGS) in transit, such as duty free whisky, gin, vodka or brandy can be complicated if you are changing aircraft during your journey. The general rule, so to avoid these potential duty free confiscation problems, is to buy on arrival where permitted, or on the last leg of your journey, be it in the airport or on the flight.
Many low cost airlines, especially in Europe, have introduced a "one-bag rule" for carryon baggage and this can be onerous if you wish to shop in the airport. Some airlines are more rigid than others as to how they enforce these hand luggage rules and the simple answer is to be sure to plan your shopping in advance and whenever possible, pre-order duty free and tax-free goods for delivery at arrival.
The dutyfreeonarrival ® airline and airport shopping guide was founded in 2009 and launched to help travellers understand the complex rules related to Duty Free or Tax Free shopping. The site can also be used to check world airport or airline IATA or ICAO codes. The airlines are listed by the country where their headquarters are located, but your Duty Free Allowances will apply to your point of arrival, not to your point of departure. This is the original Duty Free website for airports, it is independent of all retailers and does not feature any preferred retailers. Our service is impartial.
* Last updated 8th August 2016