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I'm still confused about liquids in luggage...

Feb 28th, 2007, 10:02 PM
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"Unless you're flying AA from Ireland, in which case no liquids are allowed in carryons."

I flew in/out of Ireland last week and liquids are allowed in carry on -- as long as they all fit in 1 one-quart (or 1 litre) zip-lock bag and each is 3 oz (or 100 ml) or less. In fact they were handing out litre baggies to anyone who needed them.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 10:05 PM
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meant to add - also flew in/out of the UK and in/out of Germany in the last 2 weeks - and all 4 airports/3 airlines followed the same requirements -- 1 quart bag/3 oz or less.
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Feb 28th, 2007, 10:55 PM
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6 weeks time flying from Australia to USA, Canada and then Europe. have never flown anywhere before so I need explicit info also. I understand all liquids can't be more than 100ml in hand luggage. when it says put all in plastic bag does that bag get packed into the hand luggage or do you carry it in your hand to show? after showing it are you then allowed to pack in your hand luggage and get on the plane?
I envisage i will have all these liquids
foundation
shampoo
conditioner
hair gel product
face moisturiser
face toner
deodorant roll on
face cleanser
i'm sure theres more but that will do for now. as long as all of these dont go over a litre is that OK?
I could put some of these in checked luggage and it would be no problem would it? but if airline loses my luggage I would be lost without all these toiletries/cosmetics.
I appreciate your help
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Mar 1st, 2007, 04:07 AM
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64kerry

Airports vary, but for me, I've always put the bag into a separate tote container for the x-ray scanner. Sometimes, airports ask to see your liquids in the bag BEFORE putting them in the tote.

After I pick up stuff at the end of the scanner, I put it all back the way I want it.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 06:28 AM
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I want to pack some diet Coke (for my Dad which is sometimes hard to find) and 3 mini water in my checked luggage. I like to have it when I land and was going to try and seal it and bring it. Am I losing it?? Will it be confiscated?
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Feb 26th, 2008, 06:32 AM
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Good Luck fitting small bottles of
foundation
shampoo
conditioner
hair gel product
face moisturiser
face toner
deodorant roll on
face cleanser
in a ziplock bag. Can't you buy some of things as you travel and just pack you absolute necessities?
Or put them into checked bags, I doubt someone will steal your fave shampoo.
You have the accept the risk that your luggage can be lost or delayed.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 06:47 AM
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You can carry on pre-moistened witch hazel pads or pack them in your checked luggage. Since they are pre-packaged and do not contain a massive amount of liquid, they will not be a problem. No need to buy or carry a large bottle of witch hazel. And these can be bought in almost any drug store or Wal-Mart.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 07:55 AM
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Doug: DiAblo's question about witch hazel is from last February. Yeadonite topped the thread to ask about diet Coke.

yeadonite: The liquid restrictions concern carry on luggage. Has nothing to do w/ checked bags. You can take the coke if you need to. But why the water in your checked bag? I can understand maybe wanting a bottle of water on the flight (which you can buy after clearing security). But water is sold just about everywhere - and tap water is just as good most places.

yorkshire: Yep - I can get all that and more into the quart/liter ziplok baggie. Nearly every brand has travel or sample sizes of all those products. And if they don't, one can put some into a smaller container for the trip. BTW - solid deodorant doesn't have to go in the baggie so is a good substitute for roll on.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 08:11 AM
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One caveat: transferring your toiletries to small bottles for carry-on doesn't always work. Some TSA people insist on a bottle with a labelled quantity.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 08:31 AM
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Believe me, I cram my ziplock full, but considering the poster's trip "from Australia to USA, Canada and then Europe" they weren't going to get a full supply in there anyway, hence my recommendation to change brands for a couple things.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 08:36 AM
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Hi Y,

>I want to pack some diet Coke ... 3 mini water in my checked luggage.

No problem in your checked luggage.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Ah ... yes, I see that now. I guess I thought it was from 2 days in the future.

But I've never had difficulty locating a diet coke anywhere in Europe or Asia. I can't speak to Central America or South America, though.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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I was so embarrassed to ask that I was going to use a new name but then you would think I was a troll. I am taking some small cans for insurance in case he canít readily find a store to get some. To him it is more important then his meds.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Clarification about Witch Hazel (since that is being used as an example).
Witch Hazel is not necessarily Witch Hazel. By that I mean, if you go into a pharmacy or supermarket here in the U.S. and buy a bottle of Witch Hazel, more than likely it will contain app. 14% alcohol (not enough to be flammable, I think). But if you buy a bottle of Dickinson's Witch Hazel, it's 100% Witch Hazel (no alcohol). I believe that Witch Hazel is non-flammable. There may also be other brands that are 100% Witch Hazel, but I've only seen Dickinson's.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 10:26 AM
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Mimar: it is VERY easy to find containers that are labeled w/ their capacity. Anyplace from Walmart/Target to drug stores, to Nordstrom Rack to - well, just all sorts of places. There are tubs, jars, bottles, squeeze bottles, spray bottles - and sizes from .3 oz up to 3 oz. No problem at all.

And if one re-uses other bottles like travel-sized mouth wash, shampoo and such - they will have the volume printed on the label.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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Diet Coke is very easy to find everywhere in Europe including Eastern Europe.It's alot more expensive then it is in the U.S.Therefore I try to find neighborhood grocery stores to buy it. What I have not been able to find is Caffeine Free Diet Coke.
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Feb 26th, 2008, 11:25 AM
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letsgo39 - we usually do home exchanges so are in residential neighborhoods where you can find whatever we want. Since we are staying in hotels in touristy areas I just want to be prepared. I am definitely frugal and would prefer not to buy from the hotel mini bars but I do love supermarkets in every country!
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Feb 26th, 2008, 01:08 PM
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yeadonite wrote:
I want to pack some diet Coke (for my Dad which is sometimes hard to find) and 3 mini water in my checked luggage.

Emphasis mine.

Last I looked diet Coke is not flammable and you can fill your checked bags with it.

One caution which I learned when packing a couple cans of beer on a domestic flight. Low pressure in the luggage hold can cause the cans to leak. I lost one beer. So I recommend that you put the cans of Coke in a Ziploc baggie so as not to soak your clothes if one of them springs a leak.

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Feb 26th, 2008, 03:16 PM
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hopscotch - I guess that is what I meant to ask. Will it be ok. I have it nicely wrapped. Since we land on a Sunday I want to make sure he has enough diet coke, he cant drink wine so this is his drug of choice!
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Feb 26th, 2008, 03:24 PM
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I don't know what "nicely wrapped" means but I do know that a 12 oz. can will fit in a Ziploc "sandwich" bag. Squeeze as much of the air out as you can. Seal it most of the way and lower it into a pan of water. This will force the air out the top of the bag and give you a snug fit with room for leakage. Then finish the zip.

No comment on "drug of choice."

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