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Vienna airport

11 November 2012 3,697 views One Comment

Last year I went to Vienna for four fun & very hot days. Having just transited through Vienna airport, I take it all back, don’t go; I’ve just been treated exceptionally badly by someone in customs.

duty free?

Terminal G, Vienna airport

I realise there are rules about what can/ can’t be brought through customs one country to another, but let’s be honest, those rules aren’t clear, especially since the 100ml rule came in.
Montenegro has the Euro. Montenegro duty free staff checked our boarding passes and let us buy goods (two bottles of wine, two small bottles of Montenegron brandy between two people) and were specific that we couldn’t buy more. On arrival in Vienna anything over 100ml was removed from us.

Someone please tell me the actual, real, legal rules. And then after that tell staff in all the airports the actual, real, legal rules.

Because in Vienna there was one guy on the x-ray machine who was prepared to let it go and then one, severely rude (don’t get me started, it was out of this world) woman who snatched the see-through sealed bags and slung them into a wheelie bin before we could discuss.
I travel a lot, I don’t get ruffled. I don’t care about queues or niceties, in fact the pleasantness of travelling through nice Asian airports is often wasted on me. But this was no way to treat two people paying stupid-high European airport taxes. Especially when the facts aren’t clear.

Opinions? I’d love to hear ’em.
Answers? Please.
Comments? Share.
Refunds? My bank details are ready.

And in the meantime, while I wait for Vienna airport to get back to me it’s Asia all the way.

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