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Old May 18th, 2009, 08:44 AM
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Default Re: Carbonated beverages in checked airline luggage?

Originally Posted by buckybruce
I've carried carbonated beverages on a helicopter to 7000 ft.
The can was spherical and not in the shape of a cylinder.
On opening the contents of the can just exploded in a shower
of soda.
We calculated that the pressure in the can exceeded 40PSI.
Therefore it was at least 4 times sea level pressure.

Then figure out the pressure present in a can when carried in the unpressurized cargo hold of a commercial aircraft at 30,000 feet, where most of those fly! I too would suggest buying the drinks at the port city where embarking. Seems much safer to me.

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