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Old 29-05-2007, 16:45
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I'm going to Malaga, Spain on Friday.

I will be self-catering and as I arriving quite late, I wanted to take some dried pasta/sauce with me in my hold luggage so I can have a snack when I arrive.

Does anyone know if you're allowed to do this?

Thanks
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Old 29-05-2007, 16:47
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I'm fairly certain you are - as long as it's in your suitcase and not your hand baggage is won't be a problem.

Have a lovely time!
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Old 29-05-2007, 16:50
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I'm fairly certain you are - as long as it's in your suitcase and not your hand baggage is won't be a problem.

Have a lovely time!
I went to Hong Kong last week and I was worried I couldn't take some fruit in my hand luggage but the security woman at Gatwick said it was fine, as long as liquids are less than 100ml and in the see through bag things.
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Old 29-05-2007, 16:52
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I went to Hong Kong last week and I was worried I couldn't take some fruit in my hand luggage but the security woman at Gatwick said it was fine, as long as liquids are less than 100ml and in the see through bag things.
yeah but the pasta sauce probably would be over the 100ml I would've thought. Solid food is fine on the flight though
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Old 29-05-2007, 16:54
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When I went to oz you could take food so long as it was processed - fresh food is not allowed as you could grow an non-indigineous plant etc...

dried pasta should be fine - if you're worried just declare it when you go through customs -there are usually signs and bins for any food you wan to leave before you enter the country as well.
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Old 29-05-2007, 16:55
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Thank you for the quick replies!!

Don't know how much the sauce is, it's only a small pot.

I won't take it in my hand luggage anyway - i'll chuck it in my suitcase.

Are you allowed to take food on the flight, to eat in the flight, like sweets, cookies etc?

Sorry - I feel really clueless today
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Old 29-05-2007, 17:00
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yeah but the pasta sauce probably would be over the 100ml I would've thought. Solid food is fine on the flight though
Oh yes pasta sauce is a liquid! In that case it would have to 100ml or less, much easier to stick in checked-in luggage.
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Old 29-05-2007, 17:02
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Are you allowed to take food on the flight, to eat in the flight, like sweets, cookies etc?
Yes, and you remember you can still take on board drinks, liquids, as long as it's bought "airside" i.e after security.
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Old 29-05-2007, 17:03
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best thing to do is check with airline, and check import laws for spain.
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Old 29-05-2007, 17:12
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Thank you for the quick replies!!

Don't know how much the sauce is, it's only a small pot.

I won't take it in my hand luggage anyway - i'll chuck it in my suitcase.

Are you allowed to take food on the flight, to eat in the flight, like sweets, cookies etc?

Sorry - I feel really clueless today
can I recomemnd that you place it inside something else as well. Cos if it's in the hold it may well freeze and of course if it freezes it will burst the top off /break the the jar. This happened to me with a tub of aqueous cream
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Old 29-05-2007, 17:15
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get some good lock and lock containers, i took them last time i went to america , and i put everything in them, yes i mean everything, one i wanted to leave them with the wife in america, and two wanted to make sure nothing got damaged. They protected everything.
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Old 29-05-2007, 19:29
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I'm glad to hear that someone else is asking this question also. So thanks for this thread deckchair. My mum and aunts are off to Rome on Friday and were asking about food, and I'm of to Spain at the end of the month so was wondering the same thing.

So I'm taking it that once you get through Security you can buy drinks and other things like crisps ec and take them on the plane with you?
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Old 29-05-2007, 19:31
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They do sell food in other countries, you know...
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Old 29-05-2007, 19:44
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Get some of the Dolmio sachets, there is less likelihood of them splitting than the glass jar breaking in the freezing conditions in the hold.
Pasta sauce and dried pasta in the checked in baggage will be absolutely fine. There were problems with bringing in meat during the Foot n mouth and BSE problems, but they are I think in the past.
And sweets for the flight are fine in your hand luggage.
Not water though - get a bottle once you get through security.
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Old 29-05-2007, 23:04
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can I recomemnd that you place it inside something else as well. Cos if it's in the hold it may well freeze and of course if it freezes it will burst the top off /break the the jar. This happened to me with a tub of aqueous cream
This shouldn't be a problem anymore, most aircraft holds are now pressurized and therefore subject to the same temperatures as the cabin. That is why you're allowed to put aerosols into your checked baggage now
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Old 29-05-2007, 23:15
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Some self catering places abroad give you a welcome basket with food.
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Old 30-05-2007, 08:41
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They do sell food in other countries, you know...
Exactly! What is it with people? Do they think you cannot buy these items in other countries? Very strange.
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Old 30-05-2007, 09:25
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Exactly! What is it with people? Do they think you cannot buy these items in other countries? Very strange.
Some people are just mean with money too! Or they assume products are more expensive abroad or that they won't sell their favourite brand!
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Old 30-05-2007, 12:07
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I'm going to Malaga, Spain on Friday.

I will be self-catering and as I arriving quite late, I wanted to take some dried pasta/sauce with me in my hold luggage so I can have a snack when I arrive.

Does anyone know if you're allowed to do this?

Thanks
Are you staying in Malaga itself ?

If so theres a great Carrefour supermarket there.
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Old 30-05-2007, 12:10
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Exactly! What is it with people? Do they think you cannot buy these items in other countries? Very strange.
I take my own spices to Florida when I go because you try getting some of them, it's nigh on impossible.
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Old 30-05-2007, 12:12
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Exactly! What is it with people? Do they think you cannot buy these items in other countries? Very strange.
If you know you'll be arriving after the shops shut surely it makes sense to take something to keep body and soul together until the morning?
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Old 30-05-2007, 12:58
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A lot of Scottish peple liketo take square sausage with them!
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Old 30-05-2007, 18:38
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They do sell food in other countries, you know...
Yes I'm sure they do but not when you're arriving at 4am in the morning, nowhere's open. And it has been the same way the past 4 times I arrived at that time of the morning
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Old 30-05-2007, 18:56
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Have a good nosh at the Airport and get stocked up in the morning.

You can survive for a few hours surely without food. The shops'll be open at 9 at the latest.
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Old 30-05-2007, 20:19
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You can take anything through Malaga airport and they will not bat an eyelid.

Been through there 6 times and seen nobody resembling a customs official. There does not even seem to be an official customs desk/search point.

There is a luggage carousel though which is on its own though, situated at the end of the baggage reclaim room, surrounded by perspex and which always seems to be full of African-looking people - don't know why its boxed off from the rest though!

Not relevant to the subject but though I would mention it.
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