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Packing the kitchen sink-what is not permitted in checked bags

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Myself, my DH, and our DS15 are taking a short trip to Dublin in December. We are planning to check a bag each, and take a single carryon with medications and a change of clothes each just in case Aer Lingus decides to send our checked bags to Bolivia. I would much rather pack defensively and cross my fingers than wrestle carry-ons onto an airplane and into overhead bins.

Since we have all this luggage space (and are planning to do at least a little shopping-so we will likely want the space on our way back), we are planning to take paper plates, plastic cups and cutlery etc. so that we may have a hotel room picnic or two without having to buy these things in Ireland. I'm assuming that the plastic cutlery is not an issue in the checked bag, but what about corkscrews. bottle openers, etc.? DH feels that if we want a corkscrew, we should just buy one there and leave it as a present for the hotel staff when we leave, rather than trying to fly with one. I think he has a point, but I thought it should be all right in the checked bag.

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