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#1 classadiva

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    Posted 10 June 2010 - 01:40 PM

    For some reason, my FI asked that we have personalized matchbook boxes for the wedding so I ordered some...I just realized however, am I allowed to pack these and bring these to the Bahamas? Does anyone know?

    #2 Princess402

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      Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:11 PM

      I don't see why not... I mean not in your carry-on of course, but I don't know why it would be a problem in your checked luggage.

      #3 JanineA

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        Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:13 PM

        Quite a few ladies did monogrammed matchbook favors. I think as long as it is in your checked bags you are good to go.

        #4 JENISE

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          Posted 10 June 2010 - 02:14 PM

          Oh man. I hope it's not a problem as I'm doing the same thing! I don't think it should be an issue as long is its in your "checked" bag and not your carry on. I'd put them in a ziplock bag to and make sure it's not around anything that can "stike" it. That would be bad. lol

          #5 lorijfletcher

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            Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:34 PM

            I thought it might be a problem because aren't they are technically "flammable". Don't they ask you that when you check a bag??

            #6 classadiva

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              Posted 10 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by lorijfletcher
              I thought it might be a problem because aren't they are technically "flammable". Don't they ask you that when you check a bag??

              Lori...this is what I was thinking....I will have to check into it. This might be a case where folks simply check them with no issue since it seems as you ladies say other brides have done it. Thanks!!

              #7 Maybeachbride

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                Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:24 AM

                good point!  i am goign to look into this too!



                #8 missroxy

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                  Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:30 AM

                  iiiish I hope it's ok ?!?! Just ordered ours :( 



                  #9 acd8809

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                    Posted 07 January 2013 - 01:04 PM

                    Originally Posted by missroxy 

                    iiiish I hope it's ok ?!?! Just ordered ours :( 

                    I was researching this topic a short while ago and taking notes because I was interested in taking sparklers and matchboxes to Mexico, too.  I do not remember all the websites I perused, but somewhere along the line I came to the conclusion that the answer would be "NO."

                     

                    Here is what I have written down in my research notes:  The following flammable items are NOT permitted to be packed in your checked baggage:  Matches, torches, lighter fluid, fireworks, sparklers, and spray paint.  Gel-type candles are okay to pack in checked bags only.

                     

                    I don't know if you are allowed to pack matchboxes in your carry-on luggage????

                     

                    Also, anything that says "Made in China" is  NOT allowed into Mexico due to the  Mexican embargo against China.  That is going to present a problem, since most items seem to be maufactured in China nowadays! 

                     

                    If you or anyone finds out differently, please let me know...  Perhaps I have misinterpreted some of the prohibited items, but I would rather err on the side of caution.

                     

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                    #10 breeo

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                      Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

                      I rang the airline and they said in checked baggage matches are ok.






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