Can I take this on the plane?

posted 2 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
42157 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


MrsMariposa:  I think the only questionable part would be if the thermometer has a pointed end.

I know you are trying to have a gift for him to open, but if you are only taking a carry on bag for a trip to Europe you are already very tight for space in your luggage.

Can you just print off a pic of the actual gift and place it in a card?

Post # 4
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

MrsMariposa: Just because you can take it on a plane doesn’t mean you can take it through customs. Be really careful of any food you take in and out of countries — look up the restrictions for each country, because it would suck if you had to throw it out to make it through customs!

Post # 5
1878 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

my only concern would be that if some one wanted to test the salts it could come up as something bad because of the nitrites have some chemical similarities to explosives (not the same but some similar chemicals – specifically nitrogen…but I am a little afraid to google it too much!)

I would say 95% its probably ok but if you would be sad if they take it away I wouldn’t bring it (that is basically my rule for travelling at least)


Post # 6
715 posts
Busy bee

MrsMariposa:  I would definitly not bother to take that on the plane all the way to Europe and back; like pp have said, just print a picture of it and maybe bring along something fun & small & have that gift wait at home…

Post # 7
809 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

<br />I agree with Jules1949- take a picture and wrap that up.  It will be much easier and one less thing to take on your honeymoon!  🙂

Post # 8
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

You can, there aren’t food restrictions typically except for produce. But you really want to cart that there and back? I agree with others, print a picture of it and put it in a card, or just wait till you get home. 

Post # 9
1566 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

MrsMariposa:  I’d be on the side of bring a print out of it in a nice card since it does include food items and carrying that around Europe with you is going to be a pain since you can’t use it while there. It takes up precious luggage space, and might be an issue with customs.

Post # 10
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

You can’t bring fruits, vegetables, meats, live animals, plants, etc through customs. They may take issue with it, they may not; with a lot of “grey area” items, it ends up being at the mercy of that individual customs agent. But still, I’d say not worth it. Include a picture, leave the actual kit home.

Post # 11
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Totally agree with what others are saying about printing out a picture and putting it in the card.  It’s not worth the hassle of carting it around and the risk that some customs agent won’t like it.  FI and I were visiting my sister for Christmas this year so I was obviously not going to bring the big popcorn popper I got him on the plane.  He was just as excited to open a card with a picture of it inside on Christmas, and then to open the box I had hidden in our house when we got back home.

Post # 12
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Why would you want to drag a gift your FI can’t even use in EU all the way there and all the way back? 

Post # 13
6633 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Personally I would not bring it, it is going to take up space and really it can wait until you get home to open up. I agree with the PP just put a picture of it in a card

Post # 14
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

MrsMariposa:  I wouldn’t take the chance and I certainly wouldn’t waste the space in my carryon.  Is he likely to use it while you’re overseas anyway?  Let him open his gift before you leave or when you get back.

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