Flying with Liquids

by Eli @, Thursday, July 28, 2022, 05:30 (69 days ago)

The price off vanilla extract has soared in the US. What is the largest amount of a liquid we are allowed to have in our suitcase without it being confiscated? I’ve never paid much attention but I think I had a large container of sun lotion confiscated long ago.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Thursday, July 28, 2022, 07:26 (69 days ago) @ Eli

If it's in carry on the limit would be 100cc, I don't think there is a limit at lest in terms of TSA for checked luggage.

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by Eli @, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 15:54 (66 days ago) @ Timmac

Thanks Timmac!

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by Little Guy @, Thursday, July 28, 2022, 20:43 (68 days ago) @ Eli

I was flying back to Canada one time and I had space in my checked luggage. I decided to pick up some vanilla.

I was looking at it and got a litre for myself. And a litre for my wife for her baking. Then I decided to get a litre for my mother.

I have three sisters. I decided to get a litre of each of them. Then I thought of a friend. Then I thought of dark and clear.

By the time I was paying, I had 12 litres of vanilla!

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by Eli @, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 15:55 (66 days ago) @ Little Guy

But Timmac says 100 cc is the limit..???

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by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 15:58 (66 days ago) @ Eli

For CARRY ON luggage.

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by Eli @, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 16:00 (66 days ago) @ Little Guy

Checked luggage - no limit on liquids? But I never check my one bag. Darn! That’s not fair! Could I bring 5 100 cc bottles or just 100 cc total?

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 16:37 (66 days ago) @ Eli

You can take as many 100cc bottles as you can fit into a quart zip lock bag. TSA says that is 9.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 17:44 (66 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The actual size bag that is allowed is one liter, which is smidge more than a quart. In a perfect world 10 100cc (3.4 oz) containers would fit in a liter bag. If the containers are very flexible 9 might work, but I suspect 7-8 is probably more reasonable. The bottle of vanilla from Zihuatanejo we have is 500 cc, so theoretically I could have two of these in carry on, BUT the shape of the bottle is such that even one would not fit in a one liter bag. The best move is most likely checked luggage where there is no limit. (For the curious one quart is 32 ounces. One ounce is 30 cc, so 32 ounces is 960 cc, 40 cc less than a liter)

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by Eli @, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 18:47 (66 days ago) @ Timmac

Good to get a complete answer! Guess I’ll check my bag. I’m not in any hurry and vanilla would make lovely gifts to friends plus I use it. The price is sky
High in the USA.

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by Eli @, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 18:43 (66 days ago) @ Talley Ho

The bottles aren’t marked in ccs. 100 cc = 3.38 fl oz I think? Those are tiny. I guess if I check my bag I can bring several quarts??

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 20:03 (66 days ago) @ Eli

The ban on liquids that morphed into the 100cc limit is a scam. It is only kept in place so that airlines can sell more drinks to customers.

The original ban was implemented because some really stupid terrorists had the grand idea of carrying highly-concentrated hydrogen peroxide onto a plane with the goal of transforming it into a liquid bomb inflight. It was a hare-brained scheme that would never have worked on an actual flight. First, they would have had to locked themselves in the bathroom for up to two hours after asking for a bucket of ice. Any turbulence would have rendered the mixture totally useless. However, it had the wonderful effect of increasing beverage revenue for the airlines. We have the technology to remove the restriction but don't hold your breath waiting for it to be implemented.

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by Timmac @, Steilacoom, WA, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 20:53 (66 days ago) @ Padrino

Do you actually have a reference for this? Since you can buy plenty of liquids after clearing security, I doubt that it has anything to do with airline profits.

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Saturday, July 30, 2022, 22:54 (66 days ago) @ Timmac

There were two links in the post. To find more information, in your favorite Internet search engine, type, "why can you only take 3.4 ounces on a plane."

Here is the response from Google.

Some of the articles talk gushingly about how due to the diligence of our brave security professionals, the evildoers were thwarted from hatching their dastardly scheme. Some will note that the chances of the plan ever working were slim to none. Other articles will claim that for many years we have had the technology to protect against this ever happening but it has only been implemented in a handful of airports around the world. And a few will chime in about how the airlines saw a significant increase in revenue from beverage sales when the restrictions took place.

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by jay @, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 03:05 (66 days ago) @ Padrino
edited by jay, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 03:26

However, it had the wonderful effect of increasing beverage revenue for the airlines.

I'm pretty cynical but not that cynical. This has more to do with security theater. As you said the construction of a bomb of that type on an airplane was always far-fetched at best (I mean, have you seen the size of those lavatories? The idea that someone could turn that into a sophisticated bomb-making lab is utterly absurd). But security types are authoritarians, and always, always move in the direction of tighter restrictions, no matter how ridiculous. To roll them back now, even if it's the entirely sensible thing to do, would show weakness and they can't tolerate that. It's the new normal nowadays and, besides, careers are at stake. So we continue to take our shoes off and surrender 3.4oz bottles of sunscreen, all in the name of freedom.

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by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 10:06 (65 days ago) @ jay

I'm pretty cynical but not that cynical.

Bless you, Sir! It is so heartwarming to know that not everyone's blood has been totally replaced with battery acid. Sadly for me, I am that cynical.

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by qwerty @, Oregon, USA, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 15:22 (65 days ago) @ Padrino

Consumption of your own alcohol has always been prohibited on commercial aircraft, at least since I began flying in 1969.

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by frostbite @, Hamilton MT, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 16:36 (65 days ago) @ qwerty

That brings up a favorite complaint of mine regarding so many Mexican tourists showing up at beachside restaurants with a cooler full of food and drinks, buying nothing or very little and then leaving all their trash on the table upon departure. We've observed that with sickening frequency at La Condesa, our favorite hangout in Barra De Potosi.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 17:55 (65 days ago) @ frostbite

That brings up a favorite complaint of mine regarding so many Mexican tourists showing up at beachside restaurants with a cooler full of food and drinks, buying nothing or very little and then leaving all their trash on the table upon departure. We've observed that with sickening frequency at La Condesa, our favorite hangout in Barra De Potosi.

Did you notice the presence of garbage bins anywhere in the vicinity? Because until they used the counterproductive Blue Flag excuse, there were never garbage cans anywhere in sight at La Ropa, La Madera or El Palmar, and if there were, they were overflowing with several days of refuse. There are trash bins all up and down Playa Principal, yet still every morning the beach is littered with drunks and the refuse of the previous night's revelers. Every single day. It certainly keeps the city workers busy cleaning up, but since the regular sweepers are the elderly and the infirm, the same refuse will often remain on the beach for weeks before they spot it and remove it, if it doesn't decompose and disintegrate from age first. ;-)

Instead of running off people with pets, glass containers and styrofoam products from our beaches, it seems it would be much more PRODUCTIVE & LUCRATIVE for the municipio to fine people on the spot for littering. Give them a warning to clean up their mess, and if they don't hit them with a stiff fine. After a few fines are imposed word will spread like wildfire and behavior will change lightning fast.

https://youtu.be/WaKIX6oaSLs

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by Casa Juan @, Sunday, July 31, 2022, 19:42 (65 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta:

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by frostbite @, Hamilton MT, Monday, August 01, 2022, 05:45 (65 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The most bizarre thing I ever saw in Zihua was at the basketball court, a few years ago. A guy dropped a bag of trash onto the ground, right next to a garbage can!