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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) allows you to check 5 liters of alcohol with a strength of 24% ABV to 70% ABV.
So how much alcohol is 5 liters? And what do you have room for in your bag?
Most wines and beers have a lower alcohol content than 24%, so you can bring as much as you like in your checked bag. To refresh your memory, below are some of the most frequent alcohol strengths.
- Beer with a 4%–7% alcohol content
- 10%–15% of your total calories should come from wine
- Sherry/Port (less than 20%)
- 15% – 20% schnapps
- Liquor is usually 35%–50% alcohol
As can be seen, the FAA’s 5 liter rule normally only applies to booze.
What is the weight of 5 liters of alcohol?
5000 ml is equal to 5 liters. 1.3 gallons is equal to 5 liters.
The weight of 5 liters is just over 11 pounds. In fact, the weight of 5 liters is 11.025 lbs.
Your checked luggage may have a 50-pound weight limit. As a result, 5 liters of alcohol would consume 22% of your total weight allowance.
Your case is likely to add another 9 lbs to your total weight allowance, or 18%.
Instead, you could state that 5 liters weigh 5 kilograms if you were using the metric system.
How many ounces are in 5 liters?
In 5 liters, there are 169.07 fluid ounces…
So maybe telling you how many bottles of liquor you can bring may help.
In 5 liters, how many bottles of liquor are there?
A fifth is a 25.4 oz or 750 ml bottle of liquor.
You can transport 6.66 standard bottles of whiskey on a plane in your checked luggage if you split 5000 ml by 750 ml.
So that’s 6 fifths (750ml) and there’s still capacity for a half bottle!
In 5 liters, how many bottles of wine are there?
A 750-milliliter bottle of wine is also 750 milliliters.
However, keep in mind that most wines have a lower alcohol content than 24%. As a result, you can pack as much wine as you like in your checked luggage. Keep an eye on your weight; those wine bottles are heavy, and you may exceed the airline’s weight limit.
You could carry 6 bottles of wine if you wanted to keep under 5 liters anyhow.
How many glasses of wine are there in 5 liters of wine?
5 oz (150 ml) is the typical wine glass size. From 5 liters of wine, you can get 33 glasses.
Don’t consume all of them at once!
How many beers are in a liter of beer?
12 oz. is the size of a standard beer can.
As a result, 5 liters of beer equals 14 standard cans. It might also be ten pint cans.
However, keep in mind that the average ABV of a beer is roughly 5%. As a result, the FAA regulation does not apply to beer.
You are welcome to bring as much beer as you can fit in your checked case!
So, once again, keep an eye on your suitcase’s weight and remember to allow room for some clothes!
The Last Word
The 5 liter rule only applied to liquor, and you can check six standard-sized 750 ml bottles in your checked luggage.
Keep in mind that if you’re importing them, you’ll need to disclose them when you arrive.
The United States Customs and Border Protection permits you to import 1 liter duty-free, with the remaining 4 liters costing roughly $2- $3 each bottle.
Good luck with your packing!