Can I take this on an airplane?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:45 AM
I bought the parafin oil along with the candles because obviously oil candles need oil! FI told me yesterday that he's not sure I'll be able to bring it on the plane (it would be in checked baggage) since it is flammable. Anyone have any idea if this is the case?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:25 PM
Also, if they consider this a flammable liquid, you may not even be able to check it. Below is the TSA policy. None of these items can be taken on the plane as carry-on or in checked baggage.
Flammable Items Carry-on Checked
Aerosol (any except for personal care or toiletries in limited quantities) No No
Fuels (including cooking fuels and any flammable liquid fuel) No No
Gasoline No No
Gas Torches No No
Lighter Fluid No No
Common Lighters - Lighters without fuel are permitted in checked baggage. Lighters with fuel are prohibited in checked baggage, unless they adhere to the Department of Transportation (DOT) exemption, which allows up to two fueled lighters if properly enclosed in a DOT approved case. If you are uncertain as to whether your lighter is prohibited, please leave it at home. Yes No
Torch Lighters - Torch lighters create a thin, needle-like flame that is hotter (reaching 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit) and more intense than those from common lighters. Torch lighters are often used for pipes and cigars, and maintain a consistent stream of air-propelled fire regardless of the angle at which it is held. Torch lighters continue to be banned. No No
Strike-anywhere Matches - One book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches are permitted as carry-on items, but all matches are prohibited in checked baggage. No No
Flammable Paints (See Other Items below for non-flammable paints) No No
Turpentine and Paint Thinner No No
Realistic Replicas of Incendiaries No No
NOTE: There are other hazardous materials that are regulated by the FAA. This information is summarized at FAA: Home, click on Passengers, then Preparing to Fly
Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:44 PM
Kristy how much oil do you have? it's really going to be based on how much and the size that you have. If you just have a very small bottle you may be able to get away w/ it. But probably won't be able to take it. Where are you flying out of? Does TSA go through each bag or do they scan them?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:47 PM
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:56 PM
Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:59 PM
| Originally Posted by Abbie |
To clarify, if your bag is randomly searched, not only will they remove the oil when it is found, but TSA is required to have the airline contact you to let you know why the item was removed and the airline agent has to fill out a hazmat report. This could not only delay YOU from getting on your flight but it could cause your bag to miss the flight.
But Abbie is right its not the airline or destinations choice, its government regulated. Plus you don't want something flammable on your flight! TRUST ME!
i would just return them. What about just regular floating candles?
Off topic, Abbie what airline do you work for? Are you in ticketing, ground crew, what?
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