Aerosol spray cans - ok in aircraft luggage?

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Aerosol spray cans - ok in aircraft luggage?

Post by John Holl » Thu, 10 Feb 1994 08:40:35


Are there problems in having aerosol spray cans in one's luggage?

With pressure changes, do they explode/leak?

Are they allowed/disallowed by the airlines (my ticket does not seem to
exclude them - it does exclude flammables, acids, etc)?

There are different propellants - e.g. hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide,
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs - no longer made - depletes ozone layer).
       - does it make a difference (which propellant) for airlines
         allowing them, or tendency to "drop" their contents?

Does it make a difference if they are in check-in luggage (in aircraft's hold)
vs cabin baggage?

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Aerosol spray cans - ok in aircraft luggage?

Post by Pasi Vantta » Fri, 11 Feb 1994 02:10:04


It's my understanding that airlines are not too happy to
carry anything pressurized, like spray cans, oxygen bottles
etc. The containers may fail under pressure changes during
landing.

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