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LCC European Airline, in-flight duty free sales: This airline is known as a low-cost airline or a charter airline, some carriers offer both functions, they carry passengers on tourist vacation packages but also sell flight only tickets. These airlines have many routes within the European Union and some to non-EU member countries. Many charter airlines also fly to intercontinental destinations. Duty Free sales are not permitted for intra-EU travel or on domestic flights and airlines do not normally sell liquor, cigarettes or tobacco products on these EU routes. But, they do sell other products such as perfumes, cosmetics and gifts at very competitive prices, even though these goods are tax-paid.
On European flights to or from other (non-EU) countries and to intercontinental destinations, duty free and tax-free sales are permitted and a full selection of products will be available. Some of these European low-cost carriers, like Flybe, allow you to pre-order online from the (tax-paid) product selection and then arrange the delivery for you. The online in-flight catalogue has full details for you, before you fly.
Airlines are increasing the range of products they sell onboard, other products and services are also available, such as rail/coach transfers, global cellfone sim cards, event and resort tickets, like Disney. Prices can often be cheaper than the airport, especially for the traditional goods, like alcohol or cigarettes.
The airlines are starting to use the seat back screen technology to display the brands they sell, now you can see these shopping channels from home and order from your laptop or android phone, before you board. These developments will help you to review the options and add to your convenience, this should help to remove some of the difficulties flyers now experience with security or baggage rules and regulations.
Click below for the airline duty free website, to review the prices of the products such as perfumes, beauty, gifts, spirits cigarettes and tobaccos. Some airlines now allow you to reserve goods and offers for direct delivery to your seat.