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We will smell like billy goats and look like old hags

Aug 13th, 2006, 10:19 AM
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I know they put animals in the hold so the pressure has to be the same. I agree it is the way our luggage is thown about and stacked that may make something break.

I double plastic bag things that will ruin something if they open up (I started to say explode, oops!)
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Aug 13th, 2006, 11:54 AM
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annieladd, you are right - the caveat applies to both both checked and carry on items. P_M, it's both pressurization effect and rough handling that create the risk. Either one alone can casue the spill, both together increase the chances. Ever have a tube of something that you carried on the plane seem a bit inflated after the flight? That increases the internal pressure against the container, which reduces the amount of mechanical force required to cause it to burst.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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I'll bet celebrities deplaning will be hiding their faces...
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Hi, Seamus. Your comments about pressurization brought back a strange memory. I usually don't put on make-up while on the plane, but this was an emergency situation. ;-) I opened a tube of liquid eye liner and it blew!! YIKES, brown liquid went everywhere!! As it was an emergency so I have no regrets. But what's a gal to in the event of a cosmetic emergency if these rules do not change?? This is an outrage!! >
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:26 PM
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Ladies REJOICE, we are allowed to bring a solid lipstick on the plane..


Small doses of liquid medications permitted
Shoes removal required
Low blood sugar treatments including glucose gel for diabetics permitted
Clarifications include: aerosols prohibited, solid lipstick and baby food permitted.
WASHINGTON, D.C. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced it will permit small doses of liquid medications through the security checkpoint and onboard airplanes, a refinement from the original ban, which was implemented on August 10. TSA will also now require all passengers to remove their shoes so they may be X-rayed with their carry-on bags to enhance efficiency in the screening process and eliminate confusion for travelers
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:29 PM
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:30 PM
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Good one, JandaO. SO TRUE.

Actually, I have never understood the heft of the gook that most people (especially women- yes I admit it) take with them routinely. I don't, never did.

kismetchimera, the perfume onboard offends a lot of people. The perception is NO odor is infinitely better than perfume. And I agree.

Totally agree about heavy makeup and full boat cosmetics wear during long term plane travel- the very young may pull it off without looking like a rained on water color map. Others just don't.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:32 PM
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Even the zip lock bags with toiletries in them (mousse, hair gel, shampoo, etc.)can't guarantee that they will prevent leakage. My sister once had the mousse container explode and the zip lock bag became filled with foamy mousse and then it exploded - all over her clothing inside her checked suitcase. A separate bag (or perhaps putting those items in the front zippered compartment away from clothing) seems to make a lot of sense.

Rubysplace, you have a great attitude!

Happy and safe travels to everyone!
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Aug 13th, 2006, 12:54 PM
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Not to turn this into a makeup discussion, but I have recently switched from liquid foundation to mineral makeup (Jane Iredale). It will come in handy on the plane, both with regard to being in it overnite, as well as bringing it on board. Just a thought for any determined to wear makeup. annieladd

Aug 13th, 2006, 12:57 PM
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Is it safe to put aerosol items, such as hair spray, in checked luggage?
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Aug 13th, 2006, 01:04 PM
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PS: I do wear some makeup when I travel. I won't even go to the grocery store without moisturizer, a little blush or bronzer and some mascara. I do not think that I look like an old hag, even after a long plane trip. My husband would tell me!

Lately, I have tried a mineral, powdery makeup. The one I bought comes in a slim container with an attached brush. For me, it works well with a moisturizer under it so it might be good for a little touch up before landing at your destination - unless it isn't even allowed in your purse. Those face wash cloths in foil packets leave you skin clean and moisturized. Are those allowed?

Good thing I don't have a trip planned for a few months. Maybe the restictions will be let up a bit then.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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I doubt celebreties will be flying commercial.
Aug 13th, 2006, 01:46 PM
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Sandi: They will...and they'll smell like billy goats and look like old hags, just like us.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 02:14 PM
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I'm off to Brisbane in a few hours - I called Qantas this morning and inquired about my powder makeup - no can do. The chance of the powder being mixed with water and...well, you know.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 02:27 PM
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Marianna, you actually believe that your husband would tell you that you look like an old hag without make up?
I can picture him sleeping on the sofa..

I dont wear too much make up other than moisturizer and lipstick..But I need both of them, I probably will wear sunglasses on the plane..
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Aug 13th, 2006, 02:35 PM
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Learning the hard way: I was a college student on my first ever airplane flight--Portland OR to Juneau AK.
I had fingernail polish in my cutsey little Samsonite overnight case. It leaked. Can you imagine what a mess that was?
Ever since, any $50 Chanel cosmetics, etc, have gone in my carry-on. Let's see. We spent 36 hours on our last trip to Paris waiting for our luggage. So if you read about the "ugly" American in the future, I guess it would be me!!
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Aug 13th, 2006, 02:39 PM
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Tru, my mineral makeup looks like a pressed powder (not loose). They won't let that on??? I'm happy to put it in checked luggage, I don't want to lose it, but I didn't think that would be a problem, I thought just liquids, gels, etc.
Aug 13th, 2006, 02:58 PM
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The more I think about getting on the plane with very little, the more I like it.

I will miss the toothpaste though. I had thought about bringing some baking soda flavored with peppermint oil but I'm afraid a little bag of white powder, no matter how good it smells, might raise questions. Some strong peppermint tea and a good flossing will have to suffice.
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Aug 13th, 2006, 03:24 PM
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Oh, yes, he would, Kismetchimera! I love him dearly, but he will tell me, in a nice amd loving way, if I have gained a pound or two or if I look tired, etc. Sofa? Never - we have been very happily married 36 years and never has a sofa has been between us! BTW, I give him constructive criticism, if needed, also! I guess I am on the old side compared to some of you here, but I work hard at NOT looking like a hag - flying or not!

Happy, lovely, and most importantly, safe travels to all!
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Aug 13th, 2006, 03:49 PM
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L84SKY: go to Magellans dot com and Search for Toothettes.

Looks kind of like foaming lollipops, but they might work.
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