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Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 AM   #1
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Liquid question for flights

Is there a limit as to how much water you can pack in your checked luggage?

I'm not sure if this would work or how well it would travel but I was thinking about packing one suitcase with 24 bottles of water since SW has bags fly free. I would of course try to pack it as tight as possible with lots of plastic around it.

Has anyone done this and how did it turn out?
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Weight limit is 50 pounds.
A half liter bottle of water weighs a little over a pound.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:43 AM   #3
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I know weight limits. I was wondering if they restrict you like they do with carry on liquids.
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No, not if it is water and factory-sealed. Please double-bag it with something absorbent between the inside and outside bags, such as wads of paper towels. If the pressure change causes a seal to break, you could soak someone else's luggage unless you have some way to reliably contain the leak within your bag.

FYI, there is a limit on personal transport of alcoholic beverages in most cases, but not because of any terrorism issue; it is because of tariff limits on transporting alcohol over state lines without paying state excise tax on it -- also known as bootlegging.
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No, not if it is water and factory-sealed. Please double-bag it with something absorbent between the inside and outside bags, such as wads of paper towels. If the pressure change causes a seal to break, you could soak someone else's luggage unless you have some way to reliably contain the leak within your bag.

FYI, there is a limit on personal transport of alcoholic beverages in most cases, but not because of any terrorism issue; it is because of tariff limits on transporting alcohol over state lines without paying state excise tax on it -- also known as bootlegging.
Never thought about the pressure changes. Maybe this wouldn't be a great idea after all.
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No, not if it is water and factory-sealed. Please double-bag it with something absorbent between the inside and outside bags, such as wads of paper towels. If the pressure change causes a seal to break, you could soak someone else's luggage unless you have some way to reliably contain the leak within your bag.

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Baggage compartments of airliners a pressurized as part of the same system as the passenger compartment. If you experience pressure changes sufficient to mess with a commercial container, you probably have bigger problems.

OP might want to consider a "Brita" bottle with filter to carry as an option. Just refill as necessary. Cheaper in the long run and environmentally friendlier.
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Baggage compartments of airliners a pressurized as part of the same system as the passenger compartment. If you experience pressure changes sufficient to mess with a commercial container, you probably have bigger problems.

OP might want to consider a "Brita" bottle with filter to carry as an option. Just refill as necessary. Cheaper in the long run and environmentally friendlier.
But wouldn't it be the same as packing large bottles of shampoo,conditioner, mouthwash (most like water), etc like we do every trip and never have a problem.

I put them in a large plastic bag just in case. But never had any leakage ever in 10 trips.
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I know weight limits. I was wondering if they restrict you like they do with carry on liquids.
No, they don't restrict it, however, we do have water here in FL. Not very expensive either.
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No, they don't restrict it, however, we do have water here in FL. Not very expensive either.
Ha Ha!
Disney does charge a lot for a bottle of water.

We used to get our water sent from Costco but the last time Disney charged us $10 per box. Crazy.
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Ha Ha!
Disney does charge a lot for a bottle of water.

We used to get our water sent from Costco but the last time Disney charged us $10 per box. Crazy.
Overweight charges are a lot more than $10

If you are in the area, we went to the Hess across from BWV for a few things and it was great.
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Ha Ha!
Disney does charge a lot for a bottle of water.

We used to get our water sent from Costco but the last time Disney charged us $10 per box. Crazy.
FWIW not all Disney resorts charge to receive packages, only the convention resorts because they receive so many. So depending on the resort your staying at this time you may or may not be charged.

I use a grocery delivery service for water, soda juice, snacks, cold breakfast and some sandwich items - IMHO well worth the $14-18 delivery fee for them to shop and deliver! I use wegoshop but garden grocer gets good reviews as well.

I wouldn't pack liquids in my checked bag for fear of damage to luggage - mine and other passengers.
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Ha Ha!
Disney does charge a lot for a bottle of water.

We used to get our water sent from Costco but the last time Disney charged us $10 per box. Crazy.
Yes, Disney does charge a lot for water, however, we have stores here too.
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The TSA website and asking the actual questions for which one is seeking response result in the most accurate replies.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:22 PM   #14
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What?

Never mind. I'll decide myself.

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