Aerosol cans Aerosol Cans In Luggage?

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Aerosol cans Aerosol Cans In Luggage?

Post by Von Fourch » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 11:49:57


    This is a question I've always had but never took the time to find the
answer:  Where do the airlines like for you to pack your aerosol cans like
hair spray and shaving lotion?  In check in luggage or carry on?

    In the past I have always thrown my shaving cream can and deodorant in
my check in luggage.

    Last year I was flying back from Florida with my sister.  She said when
she unpacked her suitcase her can of hair spray was burst (busted).

    So, does it really matter where you pack this stuff?

    On my upcoming flight, where should I carry my deodorant, shaving cream,
and body spray (to make the women attack me like a mosquitoes to a bug
light. lol)?

 
 
 

Aerosol cans Aerosol Cans In Luggage?

Post by spamfre » Sun, 26 Jun 2005 23:52:22


Quote:> Where do the airlines like for you to pack your aerosol cans like
> hair spray and shaving lotion?  In check in luggage or carry on?

To paraphrase Bill Clinton, that depends on your definition of
aerosol.  If you refer to cans of pressurized gas, I recommend not
bringing them at all.  I have been told by some European airport
security personnel that pressurized cans are not acceptable for
carry-on.  And as your sister found out, sometimes luggage is
placed in un-pressurized and unheated cargo holds.

Hairspray is most commonly found in un-pressurized bottles only
requiring the user to press down on the sprayer.  These can be
packed in carry-on bags, but be sure to wrap them in a sealed
Zip-Loc bag just in case the bottle leaks.  For that matter, wrap
shampoo, too.

Pete

 
 
 

Aerosol cans Aerosol Cans In Luggage?

Post by <rieker5.nospam.e.. » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 04:18:41


Quote:>    In the past I have always thrown my shaving cream can and deodorant in
> my check in luggage.

Put them in your carry-on.  In spite of what other posters have said,
deodorent, shaving cream, etc are exceptions to the pressurized gas
restrictions.  There are even TSA poster in airports with pictures and words
to describe this.

If in doubt, try the TSA website for verification.

http://www.tsa.gov/interweb/assetlibrary/Permitted_Prohibited_5_16_20...

 
 
 

Aerosol cans Aerosol Cans In Luggage?

Post by spamfre » Mon, 27 Jun 2005 05:44:04


Quote:> If in doubt, try the TSA website for verification.

You must not fly much.  I have a pair of rounded tip scissors that I
carry.  The tips are so rounded that it would be impossible to stab
anyone with it.  Your referenced website also lists them as permitted.
However, I often have to argue with the TSA to keep them in my
carry-on bag.  The initial TSA clown wants to confiscate them, but
the supervisor has so far allowed them.  In other words, there are
alternatives to aerosol cans, so why risk it?  And as I previously
mentioned, some European airports do not allow aerosol cans,
period.

Pete