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#154217 21-Oct-2014 15:30
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When travelling internationally through Auckalnd Airport, you're allowed to take an empty bottle. However, the "Prohibited Items" list stated on the Avsec site is not explicit about glass items (see link below) or I haven't read it thoroughly. 
The reason I'm asking this it that I like to take a reusable bottle with me when I travel. I usually take advantage of the Koru lounge to save money on buying a drink whenever I feel thirsty.
However, it just occured to me that my new drinking bottle is made of glass (seriously, not a beer bottle). I'm assuming it's more than likely to be confiscated at the security checkpoint but I'm interested to know if anyone has tried to take any glass items as part of their carry-on baggage.


Prohibited items - http://www.avsec.govt.nz/Traveller/Section-77B-of-the-Civil-Aviation-Act-1990/
Glass bottle - http://www.water-bottle.co.nz/product/beautiful-beaches-glass-is-greener-bottle-cover-combo-570ml-butterfly/


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  #1159282 21-Oct-2014 15:37
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Glass isn't prohibited on planes (you wouldn't be allowed to take duty free if it was), so assuming the bottle is empty I wouldn't see how there could be an issue going through screening.



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  #1159284 21-Oct-2014 15:42
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If you take an empty plastic bottle through the cabin attendants will fill it for you on the plane.

A woman in the US tried to take ice through a while back and was told she couldn't. She claimed it wasn't water, which is prohibited, that it was ice.

 
 
 
 


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  #1159302 21-Oct-2014 15:54
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You may want to consider changing the title of this thread. It's not Air New Zealand's restrictions you are asking about. As far as I know their restrictions are about size, weight and dangerous goods in carry on luggage. You obviously know this or you wouldn't have referenced the AvSec website.
I imagine there would be a stink, on social media at least, if a mother was prevented from taking an empty glass baby bottle through Aviation Security .




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  #1159315 21-Oct-2014 16:04
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True. Title changed.
I've gotten away with empty plastic bottles through the security checkpoint. Makes sense that if they allow glass objects to be sold at duty free, I shouldn't have a problem with my own glass bottle. They're very explicit about liquids which isn't helpful. I'll probably end up putting it in my check-in bag. 

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  #1159318 21-Oct-2014 16:10
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I doubt you'd have a problem with a glass bottle.  On a recent trip I brought back a large glass bowl and jug as hand luggage and had no problems in various overseas airports.

They are concerned that you'll be carrying liquids that can be made into explosives not glass that you could turn into a weapon.  

I know it is stupid but those are the rules.

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  #1159337 21-Oct-2014 16:29
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  #1160335 22-Oct-2014 21:54
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Turns out you can take glass containers with your carry-on baggage. They're just concerned about liquids and actual weapons.

 
 
 
 


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  #1160352 22-Oct-2014 22:33
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I brought a triple blade disposable shaver. Is that dangerous?




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  #1160368 22-Oct-2014 23:33
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"objects with sharp points or sharp edges capable of being used to cause serious injury...

- razor blades, box cutters"



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  #1160373 22-Oct-2014 23:54
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they can see it on the scanner every time it is scanned. (i travel light. avoid check in bags when possible ie when the 3 kids aren't coming along!)




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  #1160537 23-Oct-2014 10:55
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joker97: I brought a triple blade disposable shaver. Is that dangerous?


No, they have no problem with you taking any type of cartridge based blades.

It is loose or removable razor blades like the one below that they don't like.


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  #1160636 23-Oct-2014 13:05
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Candy and cookies tend to grab their attention. I wonder what that looks like on x-ray.

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  #1160658 23-Oct-2014 13:44
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Coke?




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  #1160683 23-Oct-2014 14:17
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It’s great to see that you’re thinking about the sorts of items  you’re allowed to take on board when you’re flying. Empty bottles, including glass vessels, are permitted on international (and domestic) flights.  Glass items are generally allowed, unless they pose an immediate security threat – for example pieces of broken glass, or a glass item shaped as a knife.  Thanks again for you interest in aviation security. When you know the rules air travel becomes easier and faster for everyone.

 


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  #1160759 23-Oct-2014 15:16
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joker97: Coke?


Nana must get a lot of attention.

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