Liquid question for flights

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by abk96, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    That's all great. I really didn't need alternatives. I know what the alternatives are. In my first post I asked if someone has done this before not what else should I do.

    FYI: I am staying at a convention hotel, BWI.

    And the filtering bottle is "brilliant", I thought about all of these ideas too. Again just wondering if anyone else has tried this before.
     
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  3. gwynne

    gwynne Be always blooming

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    You may eventually get a reply from someone who says they have tried this. But just because they say they tried it successfully, it's no guarantee that it will "work" for you. I believe the main reason you're not getting targeted responses is because doing this appears senseless to most people. Too much weight, too much risk of both leakage and of damaging other passengers and/or the airlines property. Finding you have dripping wet, soaked luggage (and contents) at baggage claim doesn't exactly sound a great vacation start.

    Easy answer-- have your preferred brand of water delivered, or buy it there.
     
  4. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Thanks for your input. That would probably be the best thing to do.

    I wonder if putting a fragile sticker on the luggage would work. But that would probably translate into throw me as hard as you can and pile every suitcase you have on top of me.
     
  5. dudspizza

    dudspizza I married in to a Disney crazy family... now I hav

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    FYI to anyone who is following along. You can get FREE water at any of the counter service restaurants by simply asking. It isn't bottled water, but you can get a cup of water for free.

    Duds
     
  6. CPT Tripss

    CPT Tripss DIS Veteran

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    Yes, it is the same. Just suggesting a "green" option.
     
  7. Waddler

    Waddler Mouseketeer

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    Ok, I'll bite.

    I successfully brought bottled sports drink with me in my checked luggage. I was running the marathon and wanted the same concoction that I had trained with. WDW tap water (even carbon-filtered) bothers my stomach, and the grocery delivery services were way more expensive than bringing it from home. I had plenty of room for souvenirs on the way back. (In this case, it was a bottle of red wine.) :stir:

    No big deal, as long as your bag isn't overweight (and you've probably thought that through by now). ;) You could even wrap it in one of those giant ziplock bags. Factory-sealed plastic drink bottles are pretty strong. They manage to ship them all over the place without breaking.

    As others have mentioned, the cargo hold is pressurized. They'd have a lot of problems if it wasn't.
     
  8. lost*in*cyberspace

    lost*in*cyberspace DIS Veteran

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    Did you try doing a search on this topic before starting a new thread? I have seen dozens of threads on this board where this issue as been discussed ad nauseum.
     
  9. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Thank you my friend. You have given me hope.
     
  10. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Sorry to have made you "sick".

    Search wasn't working so no I did not.
     
  11. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    When this board's search feature isn't working, Google works. In addition to a couple of DIS threads, there were results from ask.com, Cruise Critic, mousebuzz, and more. And again, the TSA website is a great source.
     
  12. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Wow! So are you saying that this community never asks questions a few times or more?

    Isn't that what this is for after all.

    Are the Disboards turning into a search only and don't dare type a question kind of website.

    I'm done with this thread now because I've noticed that some people here on this portion of the dis are rude.

    Thanks to those that truly did help me with my question. I know not everyone is so rude.
     
  13. kaytieeldr

    kaytieeldr Reserving the right to make jokes out of typos - b

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    No. I'm saying exactly what I said: when the DIS search doesn't work, Google does. And that was merely information. Somebody else asked if you'd done a search.
     
  14. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Yes and you are saying that my question was not welcome to be asked by telling me to do a search.

    I'm glad I don't hang around the Transportation Thread a lot.

    Thank you again to everyone else who contributed an answer to my question.

    Moving on now!
     
  15. NotUrsula

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    Just FTR, I know the hold is pressurized. I didn't mean to imply that it wasn't.

    However, just as the pressurization of the cabin can cause things like the expansion of the air in a bag of potato chips in your carryon, so can it cause expansion of the air inside a bottle of water (or any other airtight container, for that matter.) If a bottle's seal happens to be a bit faulty, it is possible for that pressure increase to cause a leak -- I have had it happen with some factory-sealed toiletry and food items in the past.

    Is it likely? No, not very. Is it possible? You bet. If my bag happens to be underneath the OP's in the hold of the aircraft, I'd appreciate it if she took the trouble to be prepared for that slim possibility.
     
  16. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    That's all very true and a good observation. But I guess people pack questionable things in their luggage all the time and hope for the best. We just don't know it.

    If I do this I will make certain that it is in several plastic bags and possibly covered in bubble wrap, etc.

    Thanks for the input.
     
  17. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    That should be fine. I took some Mountain Dew to WDW for my teenaged niece last year. I double bagged it, and then made sure it was well cushioned by my clothes. It traveled just fine.

    Btw, I'm sorry you feel posters on this thread haven't been welcoming. By and large they are a great bunch! However those of us who hang out here have a tell it like it is way of posting. I honestly think that no one has meant to be rude to you. And I'm sorry you think they did.
     
  18. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Thanks for that Maxiesmom. I appreciate it.

    And thanks for your feedback on your experience with packing liquids. I will definitely pack tightly and cover with many layers of plastic and probably bubble wrap.
     
  19. CPT Tripss

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    FTR . . . I assumed you knew ;). But it's been pretty evident that a lot of others here on Dis don't.

    Just wondering . . . Has anyone here experienced a bag of chips or a bottle of water bursting on a flight?
     
  20. nhmommy

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    We have traveled with juice bottles boxes and a couple bottles of emergency formula with no issues.
    Can I suggest laying the water down not standing it up, also spread it out among the luggage rather the gathered all together it will cushion better and be less likely to "pop" one. Also purchase higher priced water so the bottles are not as thin Dasani is bottled in a thicker bottle then say nestle.
     
  21. abk96

    abk96 Remember the true heroes, our police, firefighters

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    Thank you nhmommy. Glad to hear you didn't have an issue. I will use all of your suggestions when I pack along with the others too.

    Now I just need time to go by faster.
     

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