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1. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 9y

hi guys,

just wondering if you can help me out with this query. I saw another thread on here (which i can't find now) which said something about emptying some liquid out of shampoo bottles etc. as the pressure altitude can cause them to burst.
Is this correct and if so can you tell me how much to empty out?
Thanks - 2 weeks to go till i leave and all these little questions are starting to come to mind now!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

[oops... got two things mixed up in the earlier version of this reply]

I took new bottles on flights several times, and never had any problems. But I'd keep them in plastic bags if I were you; air pressure isn't quite as big a threat as maltreatment of your bags by ground personnel :)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 22, 2007, at 8:22 AM by bentivogli ]

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Hey George - look here for the other thread - it's in the Travel Gear Forum:

showering stuffs.

4. Posted by george1979 (Full Member 101 posts) 9y

Ahh - thats the thread i was looking for....thanks guys.

5. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 9y

Footnote: remember not to try to take them in your hand luggage, as UK Airports are still being strict about it (you can take a very small number of liquid items and you have to put them in a see-through bag).

6. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

If I may hijack this thread since the answer seems to be found. Does anybody know if you can pack a small gas canister (for a camping stove) into the checked luggage that goes under the plane?

It seems to me that would be a pretty big no-no, but one of my co-workers tells me you can. I'm going on a backpacking/camping trip in Hawaii and it would make my life easier if I didn't have to track one down over there.

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting john7buck

If I may hijack this thread since the answer seems to be found. Does anybody know if you can pack a small gas canister (for a camping stove) into the checked luggage that goes under the plane?

It seems to me that would be a pretty big no-no, but one of my co-workers tells me you can. I'm going on a backpacking/camping trip in Hawaii and it would make my life easier if I didn't have to track one down over there.



It's not mentioned specifically in the Permitted and Prohibited Items list by TSA, but all similar items (see Explosive & Flammable Materials, Disabling Chemicals & Other Dangerous Items) are a no-no even when packed in the checked luggage. You could always call them up to be sure though.

And the following is mentioned on Malaysian Airlines website:

Quoting Malaysian Airlines

Dangerous Goods

International Air Transport Association (IATA) defines Dangerous Goods as articles or substances that are capable of posing a risk to health, safety, property, or the environment when they are transported. As a general rule, passengers are not permitted to transport dangerous goods on board an aircraft in their carry-on or checked baggage.

Your check-in baggage must not contain hazardous materials, including explosives, compressed gasses, flammable liquids and solids, oxidizers, poisons, corrosive and radioactive materials.

Source: Malaysian Airlines: Baggage Information



I think it should be fine to check in the stove, but not the gas canister.