This is DIY related - sort of.....
Anyone know if it is definitly permitted to carry emulsion paint on
Ryanair planes.Their conditions mention paint is not allowed in the
hold but nothing about in the cabin. Spoke to Servisair (baggage
handlers) at Luton who said 'water based paints' are OK in the
hold.Cannot find a number for Ryanair for this simple enquiry. Hope to
take two 2.5l tins emulsion to my brother in France, a special colour
he wants from UK. Any help appreciated.
You may well have a problem with weight, the cheaper airlines have
low weight allowances (so they don't need as much fuel) Ryan air
allows 15kg for checked baggage and only 7kg for cabin baggage. If
you do put it in the hold will it be any use when you get to the
other side? As I understand it emulsion should be stored above
freezing point....................it's way below freezing point in
the hold though for a short journey it may be ok.
I woudl say that carrying ANY paint in the (unpressurised) hold is
asking for trouble.
It might not catch fire, but its likely to both freeze and pop the
lids off in the upper atmosphere.
I can't remember the exact figures, but air pressure at 30,000 feet is
less than half that at sea level IIRC. And air temperature is about -40C
Pressurised hold? well that's a diferent story...and usually means a
special ticket on the luggage.
Why not simply go on a booze cruise?
Yes, and no.
AFAICR ther are two sorts of hlds, the maimn ones essentially 'open to
teh air' that take on te external temp and pressure, and ones designed
to be heated and pressurised. Normally these are accesed from within the
cabin, hence 'cabin luggage'. I have used these carting guitars around
teh place. You need to get specail tags to allow you to carry the goods
to the cabin where the stewardess normally stashes em.
Alternatively fly Aurigny in one of their planes that have no holds and
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