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victoraberdeen

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« on: October 19, 2003, 03:12:44 AM »

Did you get an offer of alternative shipping, like fedex?

You'll find more info in this $60 book from IATA - Shipping dangerous goods by air
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2003, 08:12:32 PM »

This is fairly obvious but I did not think about it until it was too late.  I traveled recently and my newly purchased American Recorder CO2 cartridges were taken away from me.  As I said, thats not surprising.  I was also told that even if it was packed in a checked bag, it would not be allowed.  Not sure if that is true or not.

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2003, 01:28:35 PM »

That prohibition has been in place for at least the last 20 years- nothing to do with the current security climate.  For many years I was on a project requiring compressed CO2 gas cartridges, and I had to do a lot of flying.  It was extremely frustrating to arrange for local sources in tiny towns, but there you go.  Interestingly, I could ship the stuff as air freight, often travelling on the same plane I was.  Don't look for logic or common sense in all the regs you live by.

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