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    Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    Hello all, I'm flying to Belize and due to the 50lb weight restriction, I'm thinking of trying to check a keg of Sofnolime as is, which weighs 46lbs. Has anybody ever done this? The container seems pretty strong and is shipped this way when you buy individual kegs. Of course I will make sure they will accept it beforehand, and bring the MSDS to show to the gate agent. Experiences? Thoughts? Thanks, -Andy

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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    I did it once going to Egypt, no problems with the airline but had to do a bit a of fast talking with customs at the other end. Probably best to find a light soft bag that the keg will fit in.

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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    I tried it once in Florida. Even with the MSDA sheet both in my hand and fixed to the keg, it was refused. They contacted their "specialist" and refused it without any chance to refute. This was Spirit airlines about 2012
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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    I can't imagine a cardboard box weighing more than 4 pounds. All the proper paperwork inside in case it gets opened.

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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    Do a search for "kitty litter" here. This has been talked about at length... it has worked for me both domestically and over seas.

    I'd also advise against using any baggage/ luggage that screams diver. Use a simple generic bag and luggage when traveling abroad. Leave the diver "medals" and BTDT sticker gear at home... blend in like a tourist and "don't ask, don't tell" at the counter unless you absolutely have to. Most airline agents are idiots and error on the uber cautious side and sound alarms when they don't have a clue what you are asking them. Same goes for TSA. When in Rome my friend, when in Rome...
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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    Don it several times , check in And Carry on. Check in never any questions besides 1 time when they asked or it was fluid: when it wasn't it was ok


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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    Thanks everybody for posting, I did do a search and didn't find a whole lot that was recent travel experience. Things change, and sometimes travel gets easier or harder with certain things. In this instance, I decided to just purchase sorb on site as our itinerary involves a stay in another city in the US before Belize. Too much hassle already.

    I once tried to bring some unused sorb home on the plane and fought with the gate agent in Turks and Caicos. The plane captain, who was a Navy man, overheard the argument, knew what the sorb was and gave the gate agent a piece of his mind, then took the half full keg of sorb into the cockpit with him just to prove the point! Ah, personal service, such a thing of the past with the airlines… -Andy

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    Re: Anybody ever check a naked keg of Sofnolime?

    Done when we went to Lebanon in 2008 to dive Victoria. I put the 20kg drum in a bag, and came out perfect....


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