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Topic # 27142 15-Oct-2008 23:25
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Hey there

I'm going on board a boeing 737 aircraft and
I just want to know if you can take a hair straightener on board an aircraft?

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Reply # 171387 15-Oct-2008 23:34
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Unfortunately all Emo paraphernalia is banned from carry-on luggage, along with canvas shoes, and black super-taper jeans that are two sizes too small.




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  Reply # 171394 16-Oct-2008 00:00
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I'm no emo! I don't wear all black it's too hard to handle.  I just style my hair with it, at first when you wrote that I was like *weird look on my face* huh, it's just that I am starting a course and going up there for the Orientation day and want to look good :D

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  Reply # 171395 16-Oct-2008 00:06
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You can. My fiance is a flight attendant and she said it's fine to take them on board.




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  Reply # 171397 16-Oct-2008 06:57
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For Hair straighteners / Curlers:

Hair curlers containing hydrocarbon gas, no more than one per passenger, provided that
the safety cover is securely fitted over the heating elements. These hair curlers must not be
used on board the aircraft at any time and gas refills for such curlers must not be carried;

Aviation security have thousands of the refills as they confiscate the gas refills so don't take those on board. Mostly the gas powered ones are curlers rather than straighteners. If the straightener is an electric one it is fine to take on board. There are no plugs to run them on board though... Laughing

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  Reply # 171398 16-Oct-2008 07:02
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corksta: You can. My fiance is a flight attendant and she said it's fine to take them on board.


Electric ones yes.  If they are gas powered (they do exist apparently), you can carry one but not use it onboard (doh) and are not allowed to carry refills (checked or cabin luggage).

Those are the dangerous goods requirements, as far as aviation security goes who knows, but they should be alright.




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  Reply # 171400 16-Oct-2008 07:26
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hairy1: There are no plugs to run them on board though...



Not in domestic flights. In long haul you have power in premium economy and business class seats on Air New Zealand and some other airlines - although anyone would be crazy to use this in a plane...





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  Reply # 171402 16-Oct-2008 07:40
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The 737's have no plugs. The Air NZ airbuses have new IFE which have USB.... Thats got me wondering.... USB powered hair straighteners.... I wonder if there would be a market? Laughing




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  Reply # 171412 16-Oct-2008 08:13
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As has been said it should be no problem on a domestic, I regularly fly with my tool kit which includes a soldiering iron which is not dissimilar and never caused an issue, infact can do more damage cold as its got a sharp tip that could be used to poke ones eye out or make holes in the cabin lining.

The only item that gets attention is my RF/microwave dummy load whose profile looks like a hand grenade on the xray, but I prefer to carry it on board as rather than have them open my luggage when they see it on the xray used to check cargo hold luggage.

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