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Help! Liquids and airport security

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AprilSpring · 07/07/2019 20:23

Last time I flew I had to cram my liquids and make up into a tiny bag as I brought the wrong sort to get through security - too big! I ended up having to abandon make up and (thankfully cheap) perfume.
I’m wanting to avoid this again! So wise mn-ers, can I take this Superdrug clear bag through security?

Help! Liquids and airport security
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OrchidInTheSun · 07/07/2019 20:49

Wipes don't need to go in the bag either

PurpleCrazyHorse · 07/07/2019 20:49

Actually lots of people online have managed to get through with printing on their sandwich bags!

dementedpixie · 07/07/2019 20:52

I've always used freezer bags with no issue. If the deodorant is a stick then it isn't a gel, liquid or paste so doesn't need to go in the bag

Rosemary46 · 07/07/2019 20:53

A useful tip that won’t help the Op but might help someone else.

If the airport supplied bag is slightly too small for your items, remember you can remove the lid from aerosols, to make a little more space. Also things like toothpaste often have tiny foil seals, so you can remove these lids too.

Face wipes and make up pencils don’t need to go in the bag - it’s only aerosols, liquids and gels like Vaseline.

AprilSpring · 07/07/2019 20:53

@dementedpixie use wipes!! Caroline Hirons will hunt you down!

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Rosemary46 · 07/07/2019 20:54

Some airside boots stores will let you do a click and collect order.

dementedpixie · 07/07/2019 20:59

This one is 100ml

Help! Liquids and airport security
sundaylast · 07/07/2019 21:07

Might be a stupid question but why not just put the stuff in your hold luggage?

dementedpixie · 07/07/2019 21:08

Maybe she isn't taking hold luggage

Frenchcroissant · 07/07/2019 21:13

Is tooth paste considered a liquid!?

dementedpixie · 07/07/2019 21:14

It's a paste so would go in the bag

dementedpixie · 07/07/2019 21:16

Is not just liquids but liquids, gels and pastes

PancakeAndKeith · 07/07/2019 21:20
AprilSpring · 07/07/2019 21:29

@sundaylast not taking hold luggage. Going away for 4days / 3 nights and am flying with the dreaded easy jet so didn’t want to pay £40 extra for the privilege.

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dementedpixie · 07/07/2019 21:38

Asda resealable freezer bags are what we've used this year. We're in Spain right now

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ThomasRichard · 07/07/2019 21:56

@Frenchcroissant yes toothpaste is a paste so it goes in the liquids bag.

Itsreallyallovernow · 07/07/2019 22:02

A tip we picked up from a fellow traveller at Stansted earlier this year...the bags in the airport are slightly stretchy...so if your stuff almost fits in don't be afraid to pull and stretch it a bit. They are thicker than sandwich bags so can stand a bit of pulling. I also took a few spare bags so I have them for next time I travel.

sundaylast · 07/07/2019 22:03

Ah yes that would make sense 😂😂 I would go with the boots option

Windygate · 07/07/2019 22:06

Why do you need two antiperspirants?

lilpumpsmum · 07/07/2019 22:40

I had a Milton brown 'travel' see through bag but they wouldn't let me use it as it had a zip which wasn't good enough apparently. They prefer those closures that close airtight.
I think it depends what airport you fly from though as some are super strict some aren't

Hmmmmmmum · 07/07/2019 22:45

If flying from Gatwick. They will make you re pack it into one of their tiny plastic bags.
I had to throw away about 6 mini bottles as I didn't realise this

Pawmageddon · 07/07/2019 22:53

Are you only allowed to have one bag? Or can you split between 2?

Comefromaway · 07/07/2019 22:54

One bag only.

NearlySchoolTimeAgain · 07/07/2019 23:00

With Easyjet you can put your hand luggage in the hold for £7? It’s called going hands free. Probably cheaper than buying toiletries in the duty free.

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