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#1 nadiakat17

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:15 AM

I am pretty sure sparklers are not allowed in check in baggage, but how about Chinese lanterns? I thought they are like giant candles? Anyone with any experience with this? Can you  buy sparklers in Mexico?



#2 kmk2016

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 05:51 AM

I am pretty sure sparklers are not allowed in check in baggage, but how about Chinese lanterns? I thought they are like giant candles? Anyone with any experience with this? Can you buy sparklers in Mexico?


You are correct in that sparklers are not allowed. Depending on the fuel cartridge on your lanterns they may not be permitted either. Have you confirmed with your resort that Chinese flying wish lanterns are allowed? Most of Mexico have banned them due to fire hazards. I would double check with your WC for sure.

You can likely purchase your sparklers direct from your resort or make a trip to Walmart depending on your location.

#3 nadiakat17

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:10 AM

thanks for the info- I hope Walmart would have them (in PV, mexico). My resort planner said they are allowed in Nuevo Vallarta - depending on the wind at the time



#4 veryvalentine

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:15 AM

Hey!  Our wedding coordinator clarified that we cannot have any of the Chinese lanterns.  It's too bad because it would have been so pretty - however- I totally get the dangers so we are trying to think of an alternative. 

 

I like the sparklers - but I have not heard back from the WC if they are allowed.  I know that we'd have to forsure get them from a walmart in mexico.  I'm not 100% sure they carry the same kind we have here.

 

If anyone knows, please share!  :) 



 
 
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#5 jh0510038

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:24 AM

Hey!  Our wedding coordinator clarified that we cannot have any of the Chinese lanterns.  It's too bad because it would have been so pretty - however- I totally get the dangers so we are trying to think of an alternative. 

 

I like the sparklers - but I have not heard back from the WC if they are allowed.  I know that we'd have to forsure get them from a walmart in mexico.  I'm not 100% sure they carry the same kind we have here.

 

If anyone knows, please share!  :)

What resort are you getting married at ? I am really bummed about the Chinese lanterns. Sparklers might have to work!



#6 veryvalentine

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:30 AM

@jh0510038 

 

We are at the Grand Sunset Princess - June 2015. 

 

From what I understand several if not all resorts in the mayan Riviera have the same rule.  It's soooo pretty though!!! lol

 

I am going to be travelling to Mexico in October to do a site an inspection and I am also going to get familiar with the walmart near by to see what they have available.  I will update to let you know if I find any sparklers.



 
 
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#7 tygrrlily

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:44 AM

I'm glad I checked this thread! I just googled, and you're only allowed 1 bic lighter or matchbook in your check in as well.  I was thinking about getting custom matchbooks - good to know they wouldn't be allowed through


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#8 kmk2016

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:56 AM

I'm glad I checked this thread! I just googled, and you're only allowed 1 bic lighter or matchbook in your check in as well. I was thinking about getting custom matchbooks - good to know they wouldn't be allowed through


I think that's in your carry on- NOT in checked (none permitted). I am sure that's the new rule/ but I could be wrong.

#9 tygrrlily

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

I think that's in your carry on- NOT in checked (none permitted). I am sure that's the new rule/ but I could be wrong.

 

Yes it's carry on! I don't know why I wrote checked in


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#10 NJBride2014

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:08 AM

I wanted to do custom matchbooks too but when I called United Airlines to see if we could put them in our checked baggage I was told it was not allowed.  Kind of a bummer because we are having a cigar station and will have sparklers.   ^_^


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