V daft question re forbiddens on planes

Aug 28th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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V daft question re forbiddens on planes

Paint and bleach are (quite rightly!) banned from baggage because of their flammable qualities. Would a small tin of water colors and a small tube of hair dye be OK??

(Said it was daft - beginning to panic now - flight only a few days away ....)
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Aug 28th, 2004, 01:50 PM
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Wildblueyonder: aren't watercolors water based? I don't think they would be a problem. As for the hair dye, would it be any more or less flammable than nail polish remover - which you can easily bring on board.

I wouldn't panic, have a good trip!
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Aug 28th, 2004, 02:05 PM
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I am sure they are both fine. Watercolors are not harmful anyway.
Be sure to keep everything in a ziplock or something to protect the rest of the contents of your luggage!
Not daft, just pre-travel jitters
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Aug 28th, 2004, 03:05 PM
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this wasn't a daft question.
A sample of a daft question would be asking if it's OK to bring your hand grenades so long as they're wrapped in bubble wrap.
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Aug 28th, 2004, 03:39 PM
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You may not bring any watercolors that match the day's terrorism alert color. It confuses the screeners.
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Aug 28th, 2004, 03:49 PM
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Thanks kind people - mind is now at rest on this and will pack them!
Next problem is whether to ask for a change of seats on the flight! We have seats in the middle of the wing (747) - just wondering if you can see *anything* at all, other than the wing, sat there? I really would like to see Greenland, when we fly over it.
THANKS!

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Aug 28th, 2004, 06:40 PM
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Ok, I'll tell you what surprised ME about what you can't put in your checked luggage: laundry detergent. At the Air France terminal in Paris, they had a kiosk by check-in with items that are forbidden in checked baggage, and that was one of them. Why???
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Aug 28th, 2004, 06:44 PM
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They don't want you monopolizing the bathrooms doing your laundry?
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Aug 28th, 2004, 06:57 PM
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Hmmm...I've always traveled with a small amount of laundry detergent and never had a problem. Most recent overseas trip was about a year ago. Is this something new?
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Aug 28th, 2004, 08:01 PM
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Powdery...likely to spread anthrax???

Actually, last time I caught laundry detergent rash...
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