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[*] posted on 30-7-2014 at 04:53
Glassware in checked luggage


I am going to Poland for a few days and I am planning to go chemistry shopping, I have already planned transporting reagents to the Netherlands. I am planning on taking the glassware in my checked luggage. I am wondering if I would get pulled aside and interrogated for doing this(I don't know if a 13 year old with a bag full of lab glass is suspicious).

Please excuse any mistakes, this was typed very fast.

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[*] posted on 30-7-2014 at 05:20


You should be fine, I would be worried about it breaking though.
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[*] posted on 30-7-2014 at 06:22


I would pack it with lots of bubble wrap, and if it breaks blame the airline.
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[*] posted on 30-7-2014 at 07:50


Quote: Originally posted by prof_genius  
I would pack it with lots of bubble wrap, and if it breaks blame the airline.
I don't know if that would be such a good idea. It seems that that would only draw attention to you and risk getting your entire load confiscated. If you find that a couple pieces are broken when you get home, just be glad you got the glassware back without being questioned. If an airline receives a complaint about someone's slightly sketchy baggage getting damaged, they probably won't try to reimburse them, they'll just confiscate it for one reason or another.



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[*] posted on 30-7-2014 at 08:35


True, glass is cheap in Poland so I can just order more.
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[*] posted on 30-7-2014 at 16:48


Well this may not be strictly relevant to Poland, but I once took ~30kg (with packaging) of chemicals (inorganic salts mostly), a large box of erlenmeyers + beakers, a water deioniser and as well as that, 2 machetes and a bunch of other knives on a domestic flight within Australia. The above items filled up a large suitcase, a hiking backpack and another largeish cardboard box.
The point is though, nobody batted an eyelid, so perhaps airport security isn't quite as great as people make it out to be.




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[*] posted on 31-7-2014 at 00:44


I am probably going to pack some salts too, just make sure there are no cross and bones on the bottle (it could scare security).
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