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1. Posted by YorkieGirl (Budding Member 58 posts) 2y

So you get on a plane and you take off after going through customs declaring what you have and dont have, having you bag searched all that jazz. But what do you do about deoderant! Being genuinly serious now altho it seems a really stupid question.

Can you take deoderant on a plane?

I was just wondering as 23 hours on a plane to Australia with another 50 odd people is a long time not to be able to use deoderant.

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jun-2012, at 09:53 by YorkieGirl ]

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1765 posts) 2y

Use some talcum powder (baby powder) beforehand on any part of your body that is likely to perspire.

You can take powders on planes and upto 100 ml of liquid, so a small bottle of perfume.

After more than a dozen hours of such drudgery as a long haul flight, personal odor will be the least of your worries.

3. Posted by YorkieGirl (Budding Member 58 posts) 2y

oooooooo so i can take foundation! thats a relief.

Also what about baby wipes, can you take them? sorry for the really stupid questions but i just dont know you see.

4. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member 860 posts) 2y

As long as its under a 100ml you can take it on board. So a half used regular bottle is ok, or you can get travel size deodorants, usually available at your local chemist.

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4413 posts) 2y

Quoting Dodger

As long as its under a 100ml you can take it on board. So a half used regular bottle is ok

If the regular bottle is more than 100ml, it doesn't matter that the amount of liquid currently in it is less than 100ml, it would not be allowed. Or at least, that's how I lost my deo when I was flying with only hand luggage a few years ago. They literally took it out of the plastic baggie with all my other toiletries, and threw just the deo away. Stupidity knows no bounds where this kind of security theater is concerned. :| (Might be that some airports/countries are more lenient with this than others.)

6. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member 860 posts) 2y

Quoting Sander

Quoting Dodger

As long as its under a 100ml you can take it on board. So a half used regular bottle is ok

If the regular bottle is more than 100ml, it doesn't matter that the amount of liquid currently in it is less than 100ml, it would not be allowed. Or at least, that's how I lost my deo when I was flying with only hand luggage a few years ago. They literally took it out of the plastic baggie with all my other toiletries, and threw just the deo away. Stupidity knows no bounds where this kind of security theater is concerned. :| (Might be that some airports/countries are more lenient with this than others.)

Kinda like this stupid "traveling to the US with criminal record", thread that wont die, there is no real hard and fast rule to it, even though it says 100ml is OK. But if they can see its only 100ml, like in a clear bottle, they are generally ok with it. But then you get the assholes that just like to show they have the power.

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9. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1940 posts) 2y

I bought a stick of solid "Crystal" brand stick deodorant - like a salt rock - bought in the health section of my US Kroger supermarket.

My problem is toothpaste - they're always making me toss it, and they don't sell the mini size anywhere in SE Asia, that I can see. Guess I could use tooth powder?

Actually, I sweat so much in the tropics, that I need to shower twice a day, and use no deodorant at all. I was on one Jetstar flight with this Aussie backpacker who stunk up the entire plane with his BO!