Alaska Airlines Checked Wine Policy

How much wine or alcohol can I check with my luggage?

Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air will accept one box of up to 12 bottles of wine per passenger at no extra charge when traveling domestically and departing from STS. The wine must be safely packaged for transport in a protective shipping container. The liquid and gel ban by the TSA removed the ability of passengers to carry the wine on board, so this program was developed in partnership with the Sonoma County wine community, allowing customers to purchase their favorite wines and sparing them the hassle and expense of shipping them separately. TSA security regulations prohibit carry-on bottles of wine.

When purchasing wine, as wineries and retailers for appropriate packing materials for shipment.


Alaska Airlines
Wine Flies Free on Alaska Air

Packing wine in checked baggage

Please note: If you are packing bottles of wine or other alcohol in checked bags, pack carefully! Airlines are not responsible for broken bottles in checked baggage.

Wine Skins ($5 each) are available in STS terminal vending machines for leak-proof, cushioned packaging of single bottles of wine in checked baggage (please pack in baggage before checking in).

There is no restriction on the amount of alcohol you may pack in your checked baggage, provided it contains under 24% alcohol by volume (e.g. beer and wine). Alcohol greater than 24% up to and including 70% (140) proof) is allowed with the following restrictions:

  • Up to five liters of alcohol per package
  • Up to five liters of alcohol per person
  • Must be in retail packaging

Alcohol over 70% (140 proof) is prohibited.