Anyone know if SiS gels are hand luggage friendly. At 65ml they're less than the 100ml max for liquids gels. As I'll be taking 6 with me to Rotterdam next month, am I likely to get any grief taking them in my hand luggage? I'm only planning on taking one small bag.
think you should be ok- 100ml is the max per container, so just make sure you stick them in a clear plastic bag and put it through the x ray machiene... ive taken lots of different shampoos and makeup gels etc at once, and as long as theyre all under 100ml and in a clear plastic bag, its never been a problem
good luck in Rotterdam
that man's hidin' behind Doozer...
My OH took loads on a plane to Nice last year - no problem as long as they're in the right size plastic bag.
There is a standard size, but I can't remember what it is - have a look on the BAA wesbite.
I was told my bag was the wrong size (too big) and when I asked what difference it makes I was told that it's to do with testing the air within the bag for traces of explosives.
Tescos make a re-sealable bag in two sizes - the smaller one is the right size. If you can get them,
I've looked into this - 20cm x 20cm (about 8 inches) seem to be the "right" size. Ziplock bag. That reminds me, I have to add "get bags" to my list of things still to do!
Thanks for asking Steve, I've been worrying about this one myself. Still hoping there will be stalls at the expo, but I want to take my own just in case.....
You can usually buy the bags at airports anyway. I forgot recently and had to use the machine which gave me 5 for £1 which was not too bad (though would have been a lot cheaper if I had remembered earlier).
There will be gels at the expo - loads of stalls for anything you might need
Remember it's only a restriction on hand luggage too, so if you can cram all your gels, toothpaste etc. into your main luggage then you'll be fine. Obviously this does mean you won't be able to get a quick energy boost or clean your teeth while on the plane tho.
EDIT: and yeah, when I flew a couple of weeks back they did hand out the plastic bags for free.
I managed to get them through by putting the contents in a condom, swallowing said condom and whincing ever so slightly when they came out the other side.
I normally have a mule for trafficing my SIS gels.
flying is just getting to be a major obstacle course. Chek-in luggage from UK (new rules) definite charges for over 20Kg and not just that but you must re-pack anything over 20 Kg into another bag and pay.
Then they've started those fast-tracks to security - so if you pay £3 or whatever you jump the queue - for everyone else you just get set back and sweat in case you miss boarding. They are having to offload so many bags. You miss your flight.
Fliyng is getting to be more hassle and more money-making.
At the moment I advise you take clothes with you you can ditch - keep the weight down to allow for souvenirs / new purchases. And after check-in get straight to security - don't linger at costa lot costa coffee. The queues are slower and bigger.
Overseas, you will find that your airline are increasingly having a representative standing behind the overseas handling agent / check-in desk to see that the overseas handling agent are charging you for any hint of excess.
Best be forewarned - things are tightening up - especially more so this year - if they can make money they will
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