Saturday, October 17, 2009

Preliminaries....Luggage and Travel...

Frans wrote:

15 Oct '09: Karen checks out the Airlines webpages to see what can and can't be brought along on board the airplanes:


I found this information re hand luggage – You may be interested
We picked up a leaflet from Gatwick last April; it's called "New EU Security Rules at Airports"
You can still pack liquids in bags that you check in - the new rules only affect hand luggage.
You are only allowed to take small quantities of liquids in your hand luggage. (And we were only allowed ONE piece of hand luggage - handbags not allowed as an extra)
Liquids must be individual containers with a maximum capacity of 100 ml each. You must pack these containers in one transparent, re-sealable bag of not more than one litre capacity per passengers.
(They did hand out suitable plastic bags) We had to have all jackets screened and large electrical devices had to be removed from hand baggage to be screened separately.
Liquids included:
water and other drinks, soups, syrups
creams, lotions and oils
gels, including hair and shower gels
pressurised containers with shaving foam, other formas and deodorants
pastes, including toothpaste
liquid-solid mixtures
mascara, lipstick, and others items of similar consistency.

Mums with baby bottles had to drink some of the mix in front of the Customs Officer
Medicines can be carried if they are needed on the plane (we suggest that you take a copy of your prescription if you are on a lot of medication because you may be asked for proof)
Of course the old no guns, knives, nail scissors, etc.
Have a great holiday.
Namaste !

Karen ..

...and Karen being her normal thorough self:


This Is the information direct from Malaysian airlines web site: --

Hand Carry Baggage - Restricted Liquids, Aerosols and Gels (LAG)

The liquids, aerosols and gels (LAG) that are not allowed to be carry onboard or in your hand carry baggage include, but are not limited to:

water and other drinks, soups, syrups, jams, stews, sauces and pastes;
foods in sauces or containing a high liquid content; creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils;
sprays; gels including hair and shower gels;
contents of pressurised containers, including shaving foam, other foam and deodorants;
pastes including toothpaste; liquid-solid mixtures;
Some examples of makeup items that must be in containers 100ml/g or less and placed in your resealable plastic bag:
Some examples of makeup items that are not liquid aerosols and gels and as such, can be carried loosely in you hand luggage regardless of quantity:

Liquid Eyeliner


Liquid Foundation

Creams, lotions and moisturisers

Facial Cleansing or Wet Wipes

Lip Gloss, Lipsticks and Liquid Lip Liners

Compact Foundation and Blush with the consistency of a paste.
Pencil and Kohl Eyeliners

Powder Foundation

Powder Eye Shadow

Pencil Lip Liners

Powder Blush

And any item of similar consistency at room temperature.

This is not an exhaustive list and security screening staff would have the final say on what constitutes a liquid, aerosol or gel. If you are unsure of whether an item is allowed, you should pack it in your check-in baggage.

Namaste !

Karen .. which Frans simply can't resist to respond to get ahead in the browny points stake:

From: Frans
To: Karen; Evonka ; Maxine
Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2009 4:47 PM
Subject: RE:

This shouldn't be such a problem for you ladies because half this stuff you won't need anyway.... you're already beautiful enough...

....which brings some response:

From: Gary & Yvonne (
Sent: Thursday, 15 October 2009 5:18:50 PM
To: Frans Schlack (; Karen (; Maxine(

Yes this is correct we are beautiful but still need our makeup etc.,

Water last time I travelled people were taking water bottles
on board. But the International flights you get bottled water

Euro up today will keep you informed.


...and from Karen:

From: Karen Seton (
Sent: Thursday, 15 October 2009 5:54:05 PM
To: 'Frans Schlack' (

You sweet talker you!!!! You know how to flatter a woman. What a smart man.

Enjoy your evening.

Namaste !

Karen problem Karen, I'm a natural :0).

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