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JandaO Aug 13th, 2006 06:43 AM

We will smell like billy goats and look like old hags
 
Lets face it folks.
But I would rather arrive alive.

P_M Aug 13th, 2006 06:46 AM

:-D

Viajero2 Aug 13th, 2006 06:51 AM

Some hotels are already expanding the room toiletries. Some Marriotts and Wyndhams are starting to place small tubes of toothpaste, deodorant, and hair gels in the rooms.

Steph Aug 13th, 2006 07:00 AM

And what a good excuse to sample the products of the country you are visiting. Does anyone know if stores in Europe sell those travel-size items
we see here in many stores?

AR Aug 13th, 2006 07:03 AM

If you believe this forum, we don't even have soap in Europe. :@)

platzman Aug 13th, 2006 07:12 AM

I am hoping they run out of shaving cream and razors in Europe. I've long been looking for an excuse to avoid shaving. My wife and daughters don't approve of the "3-day hangover look".

suze Aug 13th, 2006 07:57 AM

heck with the food service, they will just have to expand the in-flight store.

Ronda Aug 13th, 2006 08:13 AM

Just check your toiletries. If you don't want to check your carry-on with the toiletries inside, use a smaller suitcase or or gym bag. If you are worried about things breaking, wrap the toiletry bag in bubble wrap or a pair of pj's. Still doesn't solve the "I don't want to check anything" syndrome which my husband has a bad case of.

rubysplace Aug 13th, 2006 09:11 AM

We are flying from Phoenix through Chicago and Heathrow to Rome. We are splitting our check in things into two bags with a bit of each other's stuff in each bag (hopefully they both won't be lost) and my new carry on is a lovely large paper bag from Ann Taylor's Loft store! It has nice strong handles and I am going to pack it with "allowables" (snacks, books, magizines) that can be tossed along with the bag once we get to London and change to Alitalia. We are going to make this an adventure.. more stories to share..

Seamus Aug 13th, 2006 09:14 AM

Something that has not been mentioned, perhaps because it is so simple as to seem self apparent, is to be sure that your toiletries are packed in sealed waterproof containers within your checked lugage - aka the infamous zip lock bags - and not just a dopp kit type bag. The changing pressures during a flight can play havoc with toiletries, and leaks are a real possibility. I learned the hard way.

nessundorma Aug 13th, 2006 09:19 AM

I think some women who slather themselves with make-up and "fragrance" before deplaning don't realize they end up looking like old hags and smelling worse than billy goats.

John Aug 13th, 2006 09:25 AM

I have the opposite syndrome. I want to check everything and carry nothing!!

kismetchimera Aug 13th, 2006 09:37 AM

Me too John, I like to be carefree when I travel.Besides I am not very strong and without a Gentleman to help me I could not lift my carryon anyway.

SeaUrchin Aug 13th, 2006 09:40 AM

I don't get it, why would someone putting on makeup and perfume after flight look like an old hag and and smell bad?

kismetchimera Aug 13th, 2006 09:44 AM

Perhaps because the heavy make up will cake in your face and the mascara may run and you will ending up looking like a racoon?
I dont understand the part of smelling bad if you use perfume.

SeaUrchin Aug 13th, 2006 09:52 AM

lol, but if you put the makeup on just before deplaning you should still look fresh.


annieladd Aug 13th, 2006 09:55 AM

Per Seamus's last suggestion, isn't that an issue whether your toiletries are in your carry on or checked luggage? Isn't the change in pressure the same in the cabin as the luggage hold? Just asking?? annieladd (queen of the zip lock bags!)

SpecialK Aug 13th, 2006 10:07 AM

What would an asthmatic such as myself do?? I hear that London allows NO liquids on board and my asthma pump has liquid inside of it. There is no way I could endure a flight from London to LA without my pump. If I were to have an asthma attack on the plane,I would have nothing to stop it and THAT IS SCARY TO THINK ABOUT! I can just picture myself being denied boarding and wondering how I would ever get home because to board the plane would be too risky. But then again, I'd be in the great city of London so I guess it would not be too bad :-)

P_M Aug 13th, 2006 10:10 AM

I don't think it's about the pressurization, I think it's about the way luggage gets tossed around by the baggage handlers. Also, your suitcase could end up at the bottom of the pile so all of some of your stuff could leak.

SpecialK, I believe they said Rx meds are allowed, even to/from London.

SpecialK Aug 13th, 2006 10:19 AM

Thanks P_M
I have visioned myself over and over pleading with agents to let me on board or to please call my doctor!


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