Any one know if we can bring liquid on domestic flight in Australia?

hi all, any one know if we can carry water / liquid on board the airplane for domestic flight in australia?

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    As long as it isn't flammable, you should be fine.

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    Yes. When I flew business class on virgin recently, I called to see how much duty free grog I could bring as carry on. It was either 5 or 6 litres. That apparently was all I was allowed. I could bring it as carry on or split it up with checked luggage. You can bring bottle of water that have been opened etc. You can not BYO grog to drink on board however.

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    The quantity you can take on board tends to vary a bit depending on airlines, and generally has to be in a clear bottle.

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    Easy to search and find out the correct answer"
    http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/domestic/faq/airpo...

    Do the liquids, aerosols and gels restrictions apply to domestic air services?
    No. The liquids, aerosols and gels restrictions only apply to international flights. However, domestic passengers occasionally travel on an international aircraft while it's travelling within Australia (for example, on the Sydney–Melbourne leg of a Hong Kong–Sydney–Melbourne flight). In these circumstances, domestic passengers will board their aircraft at the international terminal, and will be subject to international restrictions.

    If you are unsure whether your flight is domestic or international, please contact your airline.

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    And also (regarding the misinformation about Duty free alcohol above - even though it's not the question you asked.)

    http://www.customs.gov.au/webdata/resources/files/GuideForTr...
    Alcohol
    If you are aged 18 years or over, you can bring 2.25 litres of alcohol duty-free into Australia with you.
    All alcohol in accompanied baggage is included in this category, regardless of where or how it was purchased.

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          Sorry, Voteoften, but Ms_Caz doesn't need to make you look like a fool.

          You said "I was told that I could buy as much as I wanted". True, but this was in response to someone pointing out the rules about bringing alcohol into Australia - i.e. you were either implying that you could bring as much as you wanted into Australia, or you were answering one statement with something totally unrelated.

          You then followed up with "There were no customs agents when we got back to Sydney". Again, you're implying that you can bring back as much alcohol as you like (as long as nobody's watching).

          Don't get grumpy at other people because you've posted misinformation.

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    Generally speaking, it's not the airlines that place the restriction on what things you can bring on board but rather the relevant government department. With that said some airlines didn't allow you to board the plane while holding a hot beverage (something about passenger safety?)

    So as long as your carry-on luggage meets the airlines size/weight restrictions, you can bring pretty much anything you want domestically if security let it through.

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      Exactly. I called virgin to see what they would let me carry on board, insofar as carry on restrictions.

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    How much does your bladder hold?

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      A lot. I am a diligent drinker. The only thing that makes me pee frequently is beer. Other than that, I can easily polish off a bottle of wine and not need to go to the toilet for a couple of hours.

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    Take it easy people.

    The point here is VO answered the question accurately with the quantity. Its gone off topic because of the duty free comment, which while it might "explain" why they had so much liquid, is irrelevant to the OP's question.

    As such its taking the discussion off track

    Frankly Virgin wouldn't care a rats if its dutyfree or not, if it was a domestic flight. They dont police customs requirements.

    Similarly The checking of liquid on international flights is also not done by the airlines its a federal security issue.

    And whether or not someone brings in more than is allowed because of no border check is also irrelevant. Lucky - yes!!

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    You can take up to 5 litres of alcohol. If you have more just say your wife is upstairs, they don't care. As for aerosols they can't exceed 500grams (I think) like some of those big hair sprays and they have to have a lid or a lock or you can't take them through either. Most airline security are retards and don't know/make up rules, so if you have any troubles just go through a different airline security gate.

    Its all a blow to make you feel safer. I worked at the airport for two years and trust me i could sneak in anything i want. ANYTHING! I'm not even joking lol and i dont mean that as an employee, anyone travelling can sneak anything they want through with ease. Safety on domestic airlines is a game of luck. The x-ray machines we used to use are 30 years old and only give you one angle of image. Hard to explain, but super unsafe. The new ones they are brining out extremely slowly are much better. I don't even think all the international airports have been upgraded (In Australia), so domestic will always be years behind.

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    i only asking if i can bring liquid such as 1.5 littre bottle of water as carry on luggage on domestic flight such as melb to sydney or sydney to melb? i know in the past you only can carry 100 ml liquid only, then i was reading news couple weeks or months ago mentioning that australia custom got new xray that able to detect any dangerous liquid. thats why i just want to reconfirm if we allow to carry more than 100 ml of liquid or not on domestic flight, such as tiger / virgin / jetstar / qantas.

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      first off we need to establish the distinction between what the security checks will allow you through with, and what the airlines will let you on with. they're two separate sets of restrictions.

      you may or may not already know this so i'll just recap for domestic flights:
      the TSA enforce the restrictions on the amount of liquid you can take past the xray machines e.g. 100ml. there's nothing stopping you from buying however many bottles of liquid once you get past the TSA checks and then taking them onboard in your hand luggage as long as they meet the airline's ticket/fare conditions e.g. 7 kg with the bag meeting in certain measurements.

      so in theory you could just bring a bunch of empty bottles past security in your bag and fill them at the fountains around the place and then bring them onboard…

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        I'm pretty sure the restriction isn't how much liquid (well it is but the "100mL" isn't what's restricting the amount of liquid), it's how big the container (in this case bottle) is. You cannot have a bottle bigger than 3.4ounce (roughly 100mL) in America and every bottle much fit into a 1 quart (950ml~) clear plastic bag (similar restrictions apply to other countries, 100mL bottles in a 1L bag, Sydney, London, Singapore, Paris as examples).

        Just something I want to clear up before anyone starts trying to take a bunch of empty bottles through security on International flights.

        Correct, after you pass security, you can purchase as much liquids as you want and carry them onto the plane as long as they meet your carry-on restrictions.

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          Aahhh ok, i wasn't aware of the size restriction for travel within america, will keep that in mind.

          http://travelsecure.infrastructure.gov.au/international/lags...

          I can't find that specific clause on the above site, but then again I didn't go through all of it so I could have missed it. I only saw the bit about the container size restriction even if the liquid contained within is less than 100ml.

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    how much can we take on international flights then?

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      as per my comment above, the TSA enforce one set of strict restrictions e.g. 100ml of liquid in a clear container, whereas the airlines really just enforce the size/weight restrictions allowable per the ticket/fare you bought.

      so in theory you could just bring a bunch of empty bottles past security in your bag and fill them at the fountains around the place and then bring them onboard…

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