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candle. hand luggage. possible?

can i take a candle in hand luggage when flying?
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

I don`t see why not - it`s not a fluid, and it`s not metal, or sharp or dangerous (unless lit).
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can i take a candle in hand luggage when flying?
Why on earth would you need to bring a candle onboard a flight in your hand luggage..??

I can't imagine that's it's forbidden but in these days and times why push it..? To avoid any possible confrontation when trying to board just pack them in your check-in luggage.
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Why on earth would you need to bring a candle onboard a flight..
Some light reading ?

Can't let go of an old flame ?

To wax lyrical ?
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

I would have thought it would be ok, in my experience they stick to the rule carefully, and as it's not explicitly disallowed, it should be fine. As an example, I took a long umbrella on a flight the other week, with a nice strong, pointy, metal end, and not an eye was batted. My tweezers were not so fortunate to make it through however!
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Old 04.07.2011, 09:04
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

You cannot take a candle in your hand luggage. I had mine taken off me. I asked why and was told it was a fire hazard....
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Old 04.07.2011, 09:09
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

I took two candles and cookie cutters with me on a flight to the States and had no problem whatsoever. Guess it just depends on the airport and personnel.

(I had to repack things at the last minute because of weight issues)
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Some light reading ?

Can't let go of an old flame ?

To wax lyrical ?
q wick boarding?
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

Well, I suppose if someone is bringing a candle on board there is a good chance they may plan to light it, and this WOULD be a fire hazard. They have to catch those paganists before they bring down the plane with their candle-infused nature rituals.
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

when flying to greece I had a huge scissors and exacto knife still in my bag after they took out a different pairs a scissors. no idea why I had it all in my bag but it was there. when I returned to inform them , the guy checking got a very good yelling in front of everyone.....felt kinda bad but security is getting lacks again.....but I would recommend putting it in checkon luggage
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Why on earth would you need to bring a candle onboard a flight in your hand luggage..??

I can't imagine that's it's forbidden but in these days and times why push it..? To avoid any possible confrontation when trying to board just pack them in your check-in luggage.
I hate it when I plan to travel with just a carryon bag, but have to use check-in simply because of one item.
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You cannot take a candle in your hand luggage. I had mine taken off me. I asked why and was told it was a fire hazard....
I guess you would not be allowed to take paper either then?
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Old 04.07.2011, 09:56
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Re: candle. hand luggage. possible?

Yes, you are allowed to transport candles in hand luggage.

I wanted to carry some decoration candles on hand luggage due to its fragility, asked on the airport in Zürich, and they presented no problem.

If you are flying to USA, I wouldn't take it, though... (they x-rayed my poor 3 chocolate chip cookies, so I'm not sure how they would react to a candle)
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I guess you would not be allowed to take paper either then?
or a cigarette lighter
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or a cigarette lighter
... But those actually are banned.
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Why on earth would you need to bring a candle onboard a flight in your hand luggage..??

I can't imagine that's it's forbidden but in these days and times why push it..? To avoid any possible confrontation when trying to board just pack them in your check-in luggage.
Everyone doesn't always have check in luggage...
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or a cigarette lighter
Cigarette lighters and matches are listed on the no-no list. I can see the candle being a problem if it is big enough to conceal something - can it be xrayed? Or if it is deemed solid enough to hit onto someones head.

Helm, did you get to keep the 3 chocolate chip cookies?

I was able to carryon a split kayak paddle ( two bits with paddle blades to thwack at people, plus a metal rod to hypothetically finish them off with) from Florida to the UK, because paddles were not listed in the banned category. However, I have not had that good luck between UK and Switzerland - am wondering how to attach guitar strings to the paddle to turn it into a musical instruent, to be allowed to take it onboard.
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I guess you would not be allowed to take paper either then?
Actually to make it completely safe, we should all fly butt naked and hairless!
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or a cigarette lighter
Errr actually that is forbidden
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Errr actually that is forbidden
so what do smokers do when they get off their flight?
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