Airport (CDG) store procedure

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  1. Jay H

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    While waiting for my flight at the gate in Charles de Gaulle airport, I went browsing in the stores as I had a ton of Euros to kill. In addition to some last minute gifts for my nephews, I also went into a Virgin music store at the terminal and saw a CD I liked. Went to buy it and the guy asked for my boarding pass. What's up with that? I asked him why but he didn't seem to understand my question. Is this something to do with duty/tax purposes?

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    I can't speak specifically for Virgin, but the Duty Free shops do the same so they can deliver your goods to you on the plane, rather than have you carry them on yourselves.

    If there's a point to the practice though, I sure don't know what it is........
     
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    Last time I was in Gatwick (LGW), they had like a duty free mini mall. You had to show your boarding pass before they let you in.
     

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