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Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

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Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

It has been 12 years since I have been on a plane. Yikes! So a bit nervous for my flight out on April 17th. Can I bring lotion or should I just buy some at Walmart down there? Not sure what the rules are for this kind of stuff to bring on planes.



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1. Re: Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

You can bring it in checked luggage, not carryon. Make sure it is tightly shut, and in a ziplock.

I had a leak (even in my ziplock) and it ruined some white shirts. But UK ziplock bags aren't as good a quality.

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2. Re: Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

Yes, you can bring a bottle in your checked luggage. I actually double ziplock bag my suntan lotion, because it does leak. Think this has to do with pressure changes more than anything else. Only 3 ounces allowed in your carry-on, not enough.

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3. Re: Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

just buy some when you get there avoid the carrying and hassle packing the stuff

those kind of bottles always leak when under de pressurisation

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4. Re: Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

Be careful if you pack them. Put them in several plastic bags. We bought aerosol sunblock when going to Mexico. When we arrived the aerosol had compressed some how and the can was empty when we opened the luggage. The oil was all over our clothing. The cap was still on but the can was empty.

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5. Re: Bring suntan lotion in luggage?

I always pack loads of lotions and creams in my case and they have never leaked in the 20 years I have been flying!

I also do buy it hear, you can go to wallmark, but due to offers over here at the moment, it doesn't work out that different in cost, and you get what you want!

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