Post # 1
So we’re taking the bride to bee on a surprise destination bachelorette party weekend. So naturally… she doesn’t know that we’re flying. Shes asking questions of course, but there’s one that I really need to take into consideration – liquids. How do I get around that without giving it away that we’re flying??
I thought about telling her that I would take care of it, but that’s suspicious.
Post # 2
I would just tell her you are flying but keep the destination a secret. She’ll have to make sure her bag is the right size for the airline and not bring any expensive makeup/toiletries/drinks that are over 100mm which is probably likely if she thinks you are just driving.
Post # 3
I definitely think you need to tell her bee. I agree with PP, just keep the destination a secret. Does she also need to bring her passport if she’s flying?
Post # 4
I need ways of getting around it. We aren’t telling her she’s flying till we get to the airport. She doesn’t need a passport.
Post # 5
Can you check her bag then? I expect she definitely will pack expensive liquids like perfume that are over the 100ml limit. I don’t think you can tell her that you will take care of her packing, that is super weird and if I were the bride I would say that I would prefer to pack my own stuff.
Post # 6
Give her a simple and vague packing list and mention that the car is small, so she can’t bring much. Tell her she is welcome to borrow towels, toiletries, hair dryer etc
Pack for her?
ETA arrive at the airport with plenty of time for her to check her bag or move things around
Post # 7
Once you arrive at the airport the jig is up. She’d have to be really clueless not to figure it out then. Take an extra carry on bag if that is all you are allowed, in case she brings a larger suitcase. Have her go through her luggage and empty any verboten items, and leave them in the car. If you are taking transit, taxi or Uber to the airport, bring someone else with you who can take her extra things home. Everything else can be replaced when you get to your destination, or the rest of you can share. Everyone can survive a weekend without their specialty products.
Post # 8
Can you all pitch in and pay the $25 checked luggage fee so it doesn’t matter if she packs liquids or not?
Post # 9
kittenrawrmeow : you need to tell her you’re flying. You don’t have to say where (though she’ll see that as soon as you’re at the airport), but tell her about the flight. Aside from liquids, there are probably other things she might pack/not pack if she knows she’s flying. Things like sharp beauty items (razors, tweezers), she might like to pack extra warm clothes for a flight (i always get cold), snacks, etc. I definitely pack different for flying than a car or train ride
Post # 10
I would be upset if no one told me and then I have to dump out my personal items in front of strangers and toss some of my belongings so I can make my bags compliant for a flight.
Just tell her!!!
Post # 11
Why not just check her bag? I don’t understand why it has to be complicated, liquids and sharp objects etc won’t be an issue then.