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Old August 8th, 2006, 08:52 AM
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Okay folks, a few tips on packing liquids....

>> 1. Take liquids in resilliant plastic containers that won't shatter if dropped. A glass container that shatters in a suitcase will create a double mess -- the broken glass and the liquid absorbed (or not) by whatever is around it.

>> 2. When flying, squeeze the containers that are partly full to let about half of the air out of them, then seal them tightly, before you pack them. Many plastic containers are not designed to withstand the pressure differential of an airplane at cruising altitude, where atmoshperic pressure is much less than on the ground, so the seams will split and the difference in pressure will push the liquid out of the container. Removing half of the air from the container allows the air in the container to expand in flight, reducing the difference in pressure across the container.

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Old August 8th, 2006, 09:22 AM
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And I'll slip one in... Ziploc bags. Put the containers IN ziploc bags just in case. Great tips Norm
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If at all possible transer liquids into Nalgene bottles. The Container store sells a variety of them and they are high density lab grade plastic and wont leak.

I made the wife flinch last time when I was filling my 1L Nalgene with a liquid. She inquired about it leaking or breaking. I promptly tossed it down on the kitchen floor and gave it a stomp with my foot. No breaky.

Double containment inside of ziplocks might not hurt but I dont see the need with the Nalgene bottles.
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Russel,

If at all possible transer liquids into Nalgene bottles. The Container store sells a variety of them and they are high density lab grade plastic and wont leak.

That's an interesting suggestion, but original containers for toiletries might make life a lot easier if Customs decides to search your luggage.

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I also just had a thought on this subject, in light of the new TSA regulations regarding taking liquids on aircraft, its possible, the same requirements could take effect for boarding a crluse-ship? Taking it a step further, what about any cologne's and or liquior us cruisers like to purchase on the islands??
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Donna,

I also just had a thought on this subject, in light of the new TSA regulations regarding taking liquids on aircraft, its possible, the same requirements could take effect for boarding a crluse-ship?

That's not very likely because it entails a completely diferent problem. The objective of the new rule is to ensure that passengers don't have access to explosive liquids during flight. On an airplane, checked luggage goes into the cargo bay, where passengers don't have access to it. On a cruise ship, checked luggage gets delivered to your cabin so you do have access to it during the cruise. Further, people most assuredly need their toiletries, cosmetics, suntan lotion, skin care products, etc., aboard ship because we're staying there for several nights.

Taking it a step further, what about any cologne's and or liquior us cruisers like to purchase on the islands??

When flying home, you also have to pack those items suitcases or other pieces of luggage that you will check for the flight. You can carry those pieces off the ship yourself, though. (In fact, I often take all of my luggage aboard the ship on embarkation day and off of the ship on disembarkation day without using the port's loading services. With "roller back" luggage, it's quite easy -- just follow the "wheelchair" route through the terminal.)

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