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musapapaya
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Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 7:56 pm

Dear all

As you may be aware, CX was recently caught out with issues related to safety of their drinking water: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/tr...ing-water-fails-hygiene-tests.html

I just wonder, as they are handing out mineral water, and I would like to try to save some plastic, so rather than asking the crew to hand cups to me, can I bring an empty SIGG bottle that I have been using for years and use it for water inflight - just to save that few plastic cups?

The reason is, SIGG bottle is made of metal, will security be bothered about it?

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bluejuice
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:03 pm

I have never had a problem with empty liquids containers. At my home airport SFO, there are even airside filling stations for water bottles.
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musapapaya
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:10 pm

Thanks for this, I have brought empty plastic bottles through too but given this is a metal one, I wanted to check.

There was a report somewhere saying using plastic bottles for long period of time is not good for health, hence I got this sigg bottle a few years ago and I like it so much that I don't want to be confiscated by airport security.
 
rnav2dlrey
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:28 pm

no problem with security, although i've had the odd UA FA refuse to replenish the bottle inflight because of "sanitary reasons".
 
Cipango
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:53 pm

My travel buddy has brought his through multiple times. Sometimes they stop and query it but it has always been allowed through.
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:58 pm

I've brought them through security many times. They always get looked at individually (i.e. taken out of my carryon) but nothing more than a quick once over and I'm on my way.

I wouldn't ask for them to be filled inflight though. I'd be surprised if anyone would do it.
 
CplKlinger
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:05 pm

I've taken a container similar to this --> Kleen Kanteen through security at IND and MCO (empty, of course) and no one even batted an eye.
 
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RE: Can A Bring An Empty Sigg Bottle Through Security?

Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:29 pm

Quoting rnav2dlrey (Reply 3):
i've had the odd UA FA refuse to replenish the bottle inflight because of "sanitary reasons".

Usually just the opposite. I've had UA FAs express disappointment when I stopped drinking in the 45 minutes before landing (two reasons - (1) I don't want to fall down when I stand up, and (2) I don't want to get a DUI leaving the airport).

Btw, I seen FAs fill water bottles and baby bottles aboard plane, I would conclude the quantity of water aboard a particular flight might be limited. Quantity aboard also dictates whether you get a can or a cup of soda.

And as a matter of fact, I've been on several 'miscatered' flights out of BWI -- one with no "Choice Menu" item aboard (only snack boxes flying BWI-SFO at 6am) -- and one with only one brand of beer.

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