(Closed) fake flowers on a plane????

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@shel_lee_1:  I’m not the TSA but I honestly don’t think floral wire would be enough to set something off.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I travel a fair amount and don’t think you’d have any trouble getting them through security. That said, depending on how big they are and the luggage you’re packing them in, it could be a real hassle hauling them on the plane and fitting them in the overhead bin (or if it’s a small plane, they’d get gate checked and then they’re in regular luggage like everything else).

My suggestion would be to consider packing them in a sturdy box, like a plastic-sided tub, taping the box up, and checking it. It may cost you in luggage fees, depending on the airline, but you have ample space not to smoosh them and they’ll stay safer in a hard-sided box than in luggage. Plus, you won’t have to hassle with them.

Good luck! I think you’ll be okay either way.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@shel_lee_1:  Good way to get them on: First ask if it’s permissible to bring SNAKES on a plane. When you are shut down, move to the flowers! 

I don’t know how to answer your question, but am stopping in to say I hope it works out favorably for you!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

@shel_lee_1:  “What? You thought I said ‘Snakes on a plane?!’ Don’t be ridiculous! I said FAKES on a plane! Fake flowers! those are safe!!!” 🙂

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Technically there’s nothing in the floral wire that would pose a problem; however, I have no idea what they would look like on an x-ray machine, and once something is funny-looking on an x-ray machine, it’s entirely up to the TSA agent’s judgement as to whether it’s allowed or not.  It probably would be, but if they remotely think the wire balls can be used as a weapon, then it might not work out like you want it to.  I’d personally not take the risk.  FedEx may be more predictable, and if you pack the paper flowers very well, then they should survive (just use proper FedEx and not FedEx Ground; FedEx Ground is all subcontracted out and seems to have a much lower standard of care with your packages).

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Why don’t you ship them?  I’m shipping mine…

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