Jfidler From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 378 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 hours ago) and read 10766 times:
I am flying a long-haul (across the pond) and intra-Europe flight in 1 week. I need to take with me an aerosol can (it's a medication). I don't need immediate access to it. Is it ok to put it in checked luggage, or will there be a pressure problem?
AS_GSC From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 1 hour ago) and read 10703 times:
There are very strict dangerous goods regulations enforced by the FAA (if you are leaving the US) indicating what can't be transported in the cabin and the baggage hold. Your airline should be well informed with the regulations as there are fines imposed against the airlines for allowing the transport of dangerous goods.
A fine could be imposed against the person traveling if they are found with the restricted articles. As a rule of thumb, check with your airline.
Broke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months ago) and read 10684 times:
Even though hairspray cans with an aerosol propellant are allowed on airplanes, but be careful. I know of a couple of cabin fires where the spray can was activated and it ignited. On one, the can was in a women's carry-on; she pushed the bag under the seat in front of her with her feet; that activated the can. I don't know what the ignition source was, but the torch burn through the floor panel and into the air distribution duct below and the crew got an overheat indication. Only after landing was the results of the fire found.
Flammables like propane and lighter fluid, among other things, are never allowed on an airplane. Peopel will carry the strangest things on an airplane (or at least try)
Woodreau From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1075 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10655 times:
I would check with the airline... but within the United States it (your medicine) appears to fall into one of the items which are exempt from the hazmat regs... you should be able to transport your aerosol medicine without any problems as long as you're not bringing lots of it... (see below), you might have problems outside the US... also for customs purposes bring a copy of the prescription so that the customs/agriculture inspectors don't hassle you:
(4) The following hazardous materials when carried by a passenger or crewmember for personal use in conformance with the following conditions:
(i) non-radioactive medicinal and toilet articles (including aerosols) may be carried in checked or carry-on baggage;
(ii) one self-defense spray (see 171.8 of this subchapter), not exceeding 118ml (4 fluid ounces) by volume, that incorporates a positive means to prevent accidental discharge may be carried in checked baggage only;
(iii) other aerosols in Division 2.2 with no subsidiary risk may be carried in checked baggage only; and
(iv) the aggregate quantity of hazardous materials carried by the person may not exceed 2 kg (70 ounces) by mass or 2 liters (68 fluid ounce) by volume and the capacity of each container may not exceed 0.5kg (18 ounces by mass) or 470ml (18 fluid ounces) by volume.
As for propane (hazard class 2.1 item), it's forbidden aboard any aircraft carrying passengers, although there is an exception.
Woodreau / KMVL
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Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 10645 times:
I reiterate: Is your mother NUTS!!!!!??
Small amounts of personal use products are allowed by FAA regulations. We were told in our training at Vanguard and AirTran that up to 16 fl ounces were permitted for personal use products. Lighter fluid and the like are not permitted EVER on an airplane.
As stated before, check with the airline, because they may have their own more stringent requirements, which you must follow to fly on them.
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