June 19, 2017 at 12:44 pm NZST #2721
I’ve never travelled with a water bottle as am too nervous it’ll get tossed when going through security (especially if I’ve got to the expense of buying a nice bottle).
Anyone know what the general rules are around taking a water bottle on domestic/international flights?June 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm NZST #2722KiwiwingsParticipant
I don’t think I’ve brought my own water bottle on board but from what I’ve read the advice anywhere is to keep the water bottle, fill it up AFTER security cleared at water fountain or in the lounge etc.
Haven’t been screened for turboprop flights so that’s ok to bring water bottle on. Have got on with hot choc with lid from lounge as have others. Not sure about the A320 domestic but you could still follow the above advice.
Alternatively just use a cheap pump water bottle on your domestic routes elsewhere and see what happens. No loss if tossed. Definitely wouldn’t try on international though. It’s fine to carry an empty bottle through.June 19, 2017 at 2:05 pm NZST #2724
I was thinking going down the route of a cheap Pump bottle. I wonder if there’s a size limitation on it?June 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm NZST #2726Mauricio FreitasKeymaster
Not clear if you want to buy a nice bottle or just bring water on board. If the first, and it’s empty then there’s no problem, if the second, you can buy water anywhere on air side of the terminal and bring on board of the plane. It must be empty when taking away from the plane though as it gets into the “don’t bring food or drinks” rule for biosecurity.June 19, 2017 at 3:16 pm NZST #2728
Just want to take water on board.
So if I take an empty Pump bottle through security, then fill it with water in Koru, I should be fine? I assume it also has to be empty as I go through immigration at my destination (typically the USA)?June 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm NZST #2730Mauricio FreitasKeymaster
Yes, you will be fine.June 19, 2017 at 5:24 pm NZST #2732Adam JobbinsKeymaster
Been through international security (including in the US) with an empty water bottle countless times. As long as it’s empty they care not. And there are usually plenty of water fountains to fill up water bottles airside in most airports (for those who don’t have lounge access).June 20, 2017 at 7:36 am NZST #2734Steve BiddleKeymaster
LAG rules don’t apply on domestic flights, only international.
I quite regularly take an empty water bottle through screening with me and fill it before the flight and there are no issues doing this. In the US I’ve seen water bottle filling stations scattered throughout the gates at quite a few airports.
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