According to TSA regulations, you can bring champagne on a plane as long as it is packed in your checked bags.

But should you even bring champagne on a plane – will there be risk of it exploding?

What are the rules when it comes to international flights?

Can you also bring champagne glasses?

Can You Bring Champagne on a Plane?

Carry on Bags

Due to the TSA’s 3-1-1 rule, which prohibits passengers from bringing any liquids, gels, and aerosols in containers larger than 100ml/3.4oz, you cannot pack champagne in your carry on bags.

Checked Bags

As checked bags are not restricted to the 3-1-1 rule, you can pack champagne in your checked bags.

You’ll definitely want to make sure that you can pack it safely, so the bottle has no chance of breaking, which we cover below.

International Flights

Regardless if you’re flying domestically or internationally, you can bring champagne on a plane in your checked bags, as the 3-1-1 rule applies worldwide.

The only thing to be aware of is that in the unlikely event you are traveling to Afghanistan, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia or Sudan, you cannot bring champagne, as alcohol is completely forbidden in these countries.

By Airline

As airlines follow TSA regulations, it doesn’t matter if you’re flying with Delta, United, JetBlue, Southwest, Air Canada, American Airlines, or any other major or regional carrier.

Champagne is allowed in your checked bags, regardless of which airline you’re flying with.

You Bring Mini Bottles of Champagne Too

You can bring mini champagne bottles on a plane, but they have to packed in your checked bags.

As mini champagne bottles are 187ml/6.3 oz., they are not allowed to be packed in your carry on due to the 3-1-1 rule.

The Same Rules Apply to Prosecco

Whether you want to bring prosecco, sparkling wine, or champagne on your next flight, the same rules apply.

So prosecco, sparkling wine, and champagne have to be packed in your checked bags due to restrictions on liquid sizes when flying.

Don’t Worry About Champagne Exploding

You don’t have to worry about champagne exploding on a plane because cargo holds that store passengers’ luggage are pressurized.

How to Pack Champagne For Air Travel

Packing champagne when flying is pretty simple:

  • Place the bottle in a plastic bag
  • Wrap the bag in soft layers of clothing to provide cushioning
  • Position the bottle in the center of your suitcase

If you want to be absolutely sure that your alcohol will make it home in one piece, the Jet Bag is your best option.

Bring Champagne Glasses Along With You Too

You can bring glass on a plane – and champagne glasses, along with wine glasses, beer glasses, and all other types of alcohol glasses are included in this.

Can You Bring Beer, Wine and Liquor on a Plane?

In most instances you can bring beer, wine and liquor on a plane, though it can depend on the volume of the alcohol, how much alcohol you want to bring with you, and the country you are flying to.

According to TSA regulations:

  • If the alcohol is less than 24% ABV or 48 proof, there is no limit. This covers most beers and wine.
  • If the alcohol is more than 24% but not more than 70% ABV (48 – 140 proof), you are limited to 5 liters (1.3 gallons)
  • If the alcohol is over 70% ABV or over 140 proof, it isn’t allowed in either your carry on or checked bags

And when flying internationally:

  • Mexico: You are allowed to carry up to 5 liters of alcohol. The alcohol must not exceed 70%.
  • Canada: If the alcohol is 24% or less, there are no limits; if the alcohol is between 24% and 70%, you are allowed 5 liters. Alcohol over 70% is not permitted.
  • UK: If the alcohol is 24% or less, there are no limits; if the alcohol is between 24% and 70%, you are allowed 5 liters. Alcohol over 70% is not permitted.
    • The EU: When travelling within the EU, you are limited to 10 liters of spirits, 20 liters of fortified wine, 90 liters of wine (including 60 liters of sparkling wine), or 110 liters of beer.
      When entering the EU from a non-EU country, you are limited to 4 liters of non-sparkling wine, 16 liters of beer, 1 liter of spirits or 2 liters of fortified or sparkling wine.

Ella Dunham, a Freelance Travel Journalist and Marketing Manager, boasts an impressive career spanning eight years in the travel and tourism sectors.

Honored as one of "30 Under 30" by TTG Media (the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper), a "Tour Operator Travel Guru" and "Legend Award" winner, Ella is also a Fellow of the Institute of Travel, a Member of the Association of Women Travel Executives, has completed over 250 travel modules, and hosts travel-focused segments on national radio shows where she provides insights on travel regulations and destinations.

Ella has visited over 40 countries (with 10 more planned this year).