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Can you pack fizzy drinks in checked baggage?

(9 Posts)
Blu Fri 14-Aug-15 02:42:26

Ds wants to bring home a small bottle of a fizzy drink for a friend (only available in this , the friend's country of origin) .
Will the unpressurized baggage compartment cause it to explode, or something?

Blu Fri 14-Aug-15 15:43:47

Any views before we pack?

RepeatAdNauseum Fri 14-Aug-15 15:46:09

I've flown Pepsi max before. It didn't explode but it did go completely flat.

JassyRadlett Fri 14-Aug-15 15:48:09

I think you should be ok - it's the same pressurisation in the hold as in the cabin.

Blu Fri 14-Aug-15 16:02:36

Oh, ok!
When we came out I brought some packs of ground coffee, and when I unpacked them they had shrunk tight as if they had been vacuum packed.

This will be one 33cl plastic bottle of a soft drink.

JassyRadlett Fri 14-Aug-15 16:19:33

I find that happens with carryon as well a lot of the time? At least for me! (have got used to double bagging my moisturiser....)

AcrossthePond55 Fri 14-Aug-15 16:22:52

I think it'd be fine, but just to be sure I'd seal the bottle in a zip-lock bag (or two) just in case.

mysteryfairy Sun 16-Aug-15 18:19:01

I've done it before...due to being so addicted to diet coke I wanted to be sure I had a can available on arrival blush It was fine and reasonably cool

PestoSwimissimos Sun 16-Aug-15 18:21:25

The hold isn't pressurised throughout. Only certain compartments are pressurised within it, usually for the transportation of live animals for instance.

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