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Aerosol Cans In Luggage? Safe?  
User currently offlineBurg400 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 days ago) and read 10929 times:

Am I correct in assuming that these come under the prohibited items but how many people actually comply? People I have spoken to insist they will be taking there regular deodorant spray with them and they will be putting in their hold luggage as they do every flight.
Is it dangerous or are items such as Lighter refills and portable cooker canisters just a threat.

I've looked to see if this has been raised before but found nothing under aerosol.


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User currently offlineFreshlove1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 days ago) and read 10917 times:

Yes they are safe, the most that would happen is it would spring a leak from the pressure and get the contents of your luggage wet. I had this happen with a can of shaving cream not to long ago.

User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 16991 posts, RR: 67
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10912 times:

Freon is safe for the aircraft. The Ozone layer is another matter...


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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10896 times:

Only those aerosol cans that contain personal care products (deodorant, shaving cream, some hair sparys) are allowed in any luggage as far as I know. 'Canned air' (for cleaning electronics) may be allowed too, but may be a judgment call. Many airlines, especially BA, seem to make it very clear as to what can be in luggage as to products in cans.

User currently offlineBurg400 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10887 times:

I've always assumed that seeing as the cans are under pressure that on occassion they could pop.


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User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10877 times:

Many spray cans no longer contain harmful CFCs. There was an episode of either Airline or Airport where a kid wanted to bring a basketball on board, but they were not sure if it would pop. In the end, the kid was able to bring it along.

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-Will



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User currently onlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21406 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 10875 times:

The cargo/luggage hold is pressurized like the cabin is. So the additional pressure difference at altitude isn´t really all that big.

User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 10825 times:
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IIRC, the limit for personal use aerosol items is 32 fluid ounces per pax, with individual containers being able to hold a maximum of 16 fluid ounces. Anything more falls under hazmat regs.

User currently offlineUswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 10794 times:

Yeah most if not all types of aerosol cans are safe, as said size is a different matter. Coming back from Tucson on vacation this year my mom was stopped at security when they saw the shape of the can in the xray of her bag. The screener wasn't sure of the size limitations so a supervisor was called over, and he said that anything up to 32oz is okay; mind you this was a can of Glade, not exactly a necessity Smile ...well to some people.

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