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5 Ways to Beat Airport Liquid Bans

Airport Liquid Bans and How to Beat Them

Airport Liquid Bans have been in force for a while, but if you’re an infrequent traveler you may not be aware of them. As more and more airlines are starting charge extra for luggage it’s forcing more and more of us to consider using only carry on luggage. However, various events of the start of this decade has led to airport liquid bans, or reduction on many flights when carrying carry on. So what can you do?

Well, option number one is to simply not bring anything and then stock up when you arrive. This is all good and well assuming you can find somewhere to stock up quickly when you arrive, but if not, you’re going to get a bit whiffy for a few days.

The second option is to forget about liquids and go back to solids. Yep, we’re talking soaps and the like. Then, if you still crave your liquid ablutions then you have some breathing space between arriving and being able to buy something when you’ll still be able to maintain some semblance of cleanliness. Also, don’t forget to pack, the very solid, Mobal International Cell Phone to keep in touch with loved ones whilst you’re away.

Here are 5 solid toiletries you can try, to help avoid airport liquid bans:

1. Good Ol’ Soap

Beat Airport Liquid Bans

You may not have used soap since 1986 but guess what, it get’s you clean and today there is more choice available than ever. Like a certain smell? You can find a soap for it? Think it’s too drying? Get one with moisturizer in it. And remember, taking solid toiletries on the plane is only a stop gap before you arrive and can find your favorite brands again, so a day or two of soap must be more preferable to a day or two of nothing.

2. Solid Shampoos

Beat Airport Liquid Bans

Yes, that’s right, solid shampoos. Although not as common as soap you will still be able to find them if you look. All you need to do is simply add water. Plus, solid shampoos can last up to 5 times longer than an equivalent bottle of shampoo, so you’ll be making some savings too. And if nothing else, you can use it as a great talking point with your neighbor on the plane (assuming they find the notion of a solid shampoo interesting of course).

3. Solid Moisturizers

Beat Airport Liquid Bans

So now you have no excuses for using soap because you can also get solid moisturizers to remove any dryness that may be caused. These solid bars typically use your body heat to melt into your skin and so turn into the normal liquid moisturizer you’re already used to.

4. Paper Soap

Beat Airport Liquid Bans

Taking soap to the next level these could prove to be a great extra back up to your normal bar of soap listed above. These can be great to carry around in your pocket when you arrive at your destination if you happen to find yourself in some public toilets of a certain standard that have neglected to provide soap or hand wash for you.

5. Paper Shaving Foam

Beat Airport Liquid Bans

It sounds crazy I know, but if you can have paper soap then it stand to reason that you can have paper shaving foam. In fact, you can find most of your toiletries in paper format as well as in the solid formats listed above. It may not feel luxurious but as mentioned before, roughing it a bit with this is better than having all your lovely liquid products confiscated at airport security leaving you with nothing!

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Author: Emma

Emma is a Online Marketing Specialist at Mobal. She is responsible for our outbound marketing efforts including planning and executing email campaigns, social media and blog posts. She also works with the Web Designers at Mobal to update the website and to help to create a better experience for the user.

3 thoughts on "5 Ways to Beat Airport Liquid Bans"

  • LIndsey Twigg says:

    Believe it or not, solid toothpaste is also a thing.

  • Rachel says:

    I think the limit of 100ml bottles that fit in a zip-lock bag for hand luggage is in force around the world for international flights, except in Australia where it has been relaxed at some airports – they scan for liquids instead.

  • guy says:

    Where have you run into a liquid ban?

    In the U.S. at least, there are limits but no bans. There are, of course, loopholes.

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