Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Mommy2TwoMickeys, Mar 12, 2013.
I've even had the personal sized lysols in my purse and they didn't take them either!!!
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If it goes thru the X-ray machine, and the machine does not flag it for search, the bag will not be checked. You have gotten lucky. That's all I can say on it.
Me too, but I put the personal size Lysol in my quart bag. It's never been taken. Hmmmm.
I must have a horse shoe then! Lucky over a dozen times with checked baggage and never removed from my purse in carry on 4 or 5 times either...that's beyond lucky in my book...lol
We've taken small cans of it in our carryon bags, kept them in the clear ziplocs with our other liquids, and put them in the tubs for inspection. Never had a problem in over 20 flights in the last 2 years -- both domestic and international.
I'd like to know how an Xray can distinguish between a can of hairspray and a can of Lysol. If memory serves, Xrays don't show labels. Surely not every bag that has an aerosol can is flagged for further inspection??
Actually, it is and unlike hairspray Lysol technically is not allowed in checked baggage. Airline rules allow you to take personal care products--such as hairspray and deodorant--in your checked bags but do not allow aerosol household products--such as Lysol or cleaning sprays--in checked luggage. You may get away with it, but be prepared to have it removed from your bags if they are checked behind the scenes at the airport.
Thumbs ups!!! LOL!! Excellent point!
I bring a small bottle of Lysol in my Baggie in my carry on bag and no one ever said I couldn't bring it. I carry a bottle in my checked luggage and it has been searched (I had that letter in my luggage). They didn't remove the Lysol either. Is this a new rule? I also carry spray glass cleaner for my sons glasses and they didn't take that out?
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I wasn't trying to be a smarta$$, but just trying to visualize the practicality. Think of the number of aerosol products you might put in a suitcase: hairspray, sunscreen, deodorant, etc. I'd lay odds that almost every suitcase that is scanned has at least a couple. But what do I know- I'm just a traveller, not a TSA agent. Actually, just for ease of use, I take the wipes- then I'm not looking around for something to wipe the spray with
Same here. Was going to post but you summed it up much better than I could ever. I can't tell you the last time I had a cold or the flu. The only time I use a "sanitizer" is after I eat a seafood meal and then the "sanitizer" is the lemon juice from the wedge on my plate.
Same here (except for the 9.5 hr flight- ). Our family wash with soap and water, we never use hand sanitizer, we don't wear shoes in the house, and we let DD eat the occasional Cheerio off the floor when she was little- rarely have any of us been ill. I do wipe down communal use phones and keyboards at work prior to use with sanitizing cloths because I work in hospital laboratories and gloves get pretty yucky. My work shoes are for work only and I change out of my scrubs as soon as I get home. Our friends who sanitize the sanitizer have permanent runny noses, hacking coughs, and never ending "tummy bugs." Could be coincidental or luck or diminished immune systems from sanitizing overload and decreased exposure. Either way, I don't wish a sick little one or spouse on anyone's vacation.
I carry the individually packaged Wet Ones with me. I use one before I eat or drink anything in the parks. Other than that I don't worry about what I touch - I just make sure I don't touch my face (unless I use another Wet One to clean my hands first). Since I started using these, I haven't been sick at Disney, and it's been several years now (including a very virulent outbreak of Norovirus in December a few years back).
Another thing is that I use Bonine for motion sickness. It's an antiemetic, and works on nausea caused by many things other than motion sickness. So I don't get motion sick, and it helps give a little added protection against nausea from other sources as well.
Nothing is totally foolproof, but so far (knocking on wood) this has worked for me.
I guess some TSA agents are more vigilant than others. The TSA agent in Dallas took my little travel size Lysol out of the 3-1-1 bag, saying it was not a toiletry, so was not allowed. That was when I was doing carry only. They've never bothered it though when it was in a checked bag..
Another fan of good old fashioned hand washing. 30 or more trips with family since the age of 2 and only sicknesses for anyone have been sunstroke and kidney stones. The only time I use hand sanitizer is to get the printer toner off my hands at work or to remove some sticky/dirty substance when I'm not near a sink.
Me too. Yes, I bring those 'chlorox' wipes on the plane with me. That's to wipe down that nasty tray!!! Dear God...does anyone ever clean those???
Anyway....in my room? I don't much wipe stuff down. Maybe run a wipe over door knobs and such but that's about it.
The place you have to worry about is in the parks!!! Stand and watch what touches those railings in attractions!! You'll be horrified. Those little kids are wiping all sorts of 'stuff' as they touch the hand rails!! So, we use the bathrooms a lot and are washing our hands almost every 90 mins!!! Yes, I carry hand sanitizer with me, but seldom use it. Hand washing is much more effective. And, keeping your hands away from your face!!! That's a biggie as well.
There is always some kind of germ going around at WDW. The only time we have had illness hit us was during a mid-Dec trip. We arrived on Wednesday, and dd was sick on Thursday. Raging fever, achy body. But, after a day in the room, she was much better. She most likely had the germs in her when she left home!!!
We prefer hand washing, too, whenever possible. I am not a fan of gloppy hand "sanitizers". We travel with single use wet ones, good for times when a sink isn't available. They are also good for wiping off surfaces like airplane tray tables, and anyplace else that needs a quick swipe. I don't see any real plus in bothering to bring lysol. And as others have said, it isn't (according to TSA rules) allowed in 311 bags.
And an aside--I also kind of wonder about something else. There seem to be lots of threads these days about tummy illnesses...wonder if something else is playing into this. It sure seems to be more frequent that I ever remember that someone is talking on the phone while using the facilities in public restrooms. I also see lots of phones being used while dining out. Bite of hamburger, check messages, back to hamburger. Hmmm...I'm thinking some of these groups must intersect. Yucky, but I don't think folks are really considering this. Gosh, some of those phones must be bio-hazards.
This is a very valid point. Studies show that flushing a toilet with the lid open (in this case, toilets without lids to close) can spray diarrhea-causing bacteria and viruses into the air a minimum of 10 inches and possibly up to 4 feet, depending on the force of toilet flush and particle size. Some viruses which cause gastroenteritis, including norovirus can "live" on surfaces up to 2 weeks.
FYI: Clorox wipes do not contain bleach. It says "Bleach Free" on the container. They are a wonderful product and we use them frequently.
We are hand washers, but will use an occasional wipe for sticky fingers or other ickiness. We've used the Clorox wipes on our hands before when we were in a pinch.
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