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It’s been fine with me on many flights with Jetstar, in fact there is one in every life jacket! Just let the check in attendant know you have 1 (or 2), they might have to make a phone call to check but it will be fine.

Note it’s very different departing in the US and in many parts of Europe

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I’ve always had about 4 in my bike bag and two in suitcase, only problem I’ve had was in Vietnam recently where I had to dispose of two from bike bag, they would only let me have two in each bag.  I’ve never declared them etc

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You need to go onto their website and check it carefully re carrying dangerous goods. They will then link you to the Qantas website where they will tell you how to get a permit to carry these items. I think you send an email to the dangerous goods email address at Qantas with your flight booking and they will retern email you with approval for 12 months or until the end of the year to carry whatever it is that you carry. In my case it was 4x16g CO2 canisters. Put the canisters into your checked baggage and show them the permit when you check in.

GDG009.16 CO2 Cartridges up to 28g or 50ml.Lun Spdf.pdf

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1 hour ago, RunBrettRun said:

Wow that's insane.  I have never been asked and never declared anything.  Its compressed air and hardly classed as a dangerous good I would have thought.

No, it's CO2, not air. Different. Pedantic, yes, but I've heard people say it was oxygen, which would not be allowed as it's flamable...

Anyway, yes. Just declare it as you check in and you'll be fine for domestic flights. International flights are different - I was told to bring it in my hand luggage last time, and they were confiscated when transiting though the AUE...

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Here are the links:

Jetstar policy: https://www.jetstar.com/au/en/help/articles/dangerous-goods

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The Jetstar dangerous goods policy is governed by the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and CASA Civil Aviation Safety Regulations.

Certain dangerous goods are permitted on board as carry-on or checked baggage, but they must comply with specific requirements as outlined on this page.

Important: At check-in, you’ll need to declare that you’ve understood these requirements. Failure to check your baggage for dangerous goods or comply with civil aviation security regulations is a serious offence.

 

CO2 canisters: http://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/dangerous-goods/global/en#co2-non-flammable-gas-cartridges

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Important

CO2 non-flammable gas cartridges must be declared during check-in.

Airline Approval Required - Yes Carry-on Baggage - Yes Checked Baggage - Yes

 

Requirements

  • Up to four cartridges are permitted per passenger.
  • Up to 28g or 50ml per cartridge.

E-mail dg@qantas.com.au to request an Airline Approval.

 

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1 hour ago, zed said:

Just found - According to Jetstar/Qantas website, c02 is fine for carry on baggage and checked baggage, just need to let them know.

On Qantas it's a limit of 4 per customer.

Trannies please give the full info and cite your source.

https://www.qantas.com/travel/airlines/dangerous-goods/global/en#co2-non-flammable-gas-cartridges

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Clearly Slunnie just beat me to the submit button :) good work Slunnie :).
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I dont know why you would want to carry them with you on board anyway? also, even though a policy says X and Y, are you going to rely on the muppet on the scanner knowing the policy, e.g. are calf socks legal in swim? how far down can zippers be undone? 

 

Not worth the hassle IMO... put them in bike bag or buy some at the expo (to hide the purchase of the other 1000 things you need...)

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Ive always packed them in my suitcase flying frequently between Brisbane and Newcastle and also NZ and Hawaii, with no iddue.

 

TSA love to go digging for them in bike bags when flying into the US but its always been fine in the suitcase, whether its ok or not is another question.

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They are a dangerous goods item. I have completed the Qantas Goods DG course and remember asking about them. They are permitted on a commercial aircraft in limited quantities (hence the limit per person)

As others have said its not worth relying on the Muppet at check in knowing the rules.

The US based Ironman races have a charity buy back scheme for unused Co2 after the race.  I think it's $3 per canister & they buy them back off you at $2 with the money going to a local charity.

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Just as a data point Air NZ wouldn't allow me to take mine in either hand luggage or checked. I phoned them in advance to check and the agent went off for an hour and then called me back so I assume she properly checked!

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1 minute ago, monkie said:

Just as a data point Air NZ wouldn't allow me to take mine in either hand luggage or checked. I phoned them in advance to check and the agent went off for an hour and then called me back so I assume she properly checked!

Different airlines have different rules. If someone can get me a UN number off a canister I'll get one of the Logistics Guys at work check.

 

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19 minutes ago, Bored@work said:

The US based Ironman races have a charity buy back scheme for unused Co2 after the race.  I think it's $3 per canister & they buy them back off you at $2 with the money going to a local charity.

That is really cool. It would probably see me carrying 10 canisters out of fear of messing up with those things.

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15 hours ago, RunBrettRun said:

Wow that's insane.  I have never been asked and never declared anything.  Its compressed air and hardly classed as a dangerous good I would have thought.

Dangerous................. How do think MacGyver ended the war in Kuwait....yep. 1 x CO2 cannister!!!

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Found this old one I posted ages ago. Note: I know things have changed a bit but it really comes down to different airlines.

Tip: Be upfront.....well before you travel:

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It comes down to which airline and country. There are multiple threads on this.

In short.... I phone Qantas and they said no issues as long as they are not in your carry on luggage.

I went - Sydney- Brisbane-Singapore no issues. Then went Tiger to Haikou. No issues. On way home I went China Southern to Hong Kong with no issues and then HK to Sydney. I got pulled up getting onto the flight and taken down onto the Tarmac where they provide an X-ray and said what are they. They then said show me and then confiscated them. This was also getting on a Cathay flight but I suspect the issue was it was Hong Kong.

Note: no issue going to Hawaii, though they open your bags and make a mess. If in doubt you can always buy them when you get there.

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I had them in my bike bag flying from Rome to Paris and Alitalia made me take them out of my bike bag. When we flew Jetstar to Cairns last week they asked me if I had any with me, I had decided to just buy them once we arrived in Cairns to save any hassle.

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Flew to Perth no issues (Virgin) but was given two choices when travelling to Austria - either leave the bike case in Sydney ( I had 5x cO2 in it) or let the airport stuff to break in and take c02 out. Thankfully they failed to break the locks and called me to bring the key.

Apparently only 40g is allowed I was told.

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1 hour ago, Torn said:

Flew to Perth no issues (Virgin) but was given two choices when travelling to Austria - either leave the bike case in Sydney ( I had 5x cO2 in it) or let the airport stuff to break in and take c02 out. Thankfully they failed to break the locks and called me to bring the key.

Apparently only 40g is allowed I was told.

Sounds like the solution is carry a maximum of two or better still buy them at destination. I have never been to a race where you can't buy some.

Play safe everyone.

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There are differencs between carriers.  The OP was in relation to Jetstar specifically.

For me I use Jetstar with the MTB because of their weight policy and also into Geelong (Avalon) where they are the only carrier.

Other than that, I prefer Virgin. Virgin's policy is that you can carry up to 4 CO2 bottles, either checked or carry on, but you just need to let them know at check in.

https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/plan/baggage/dangerous-goods/

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On 04/06/2018 at 9:14 AM, Bored@work said:

They are a dangerous goods item. I have completed the Qantas Goods DG course and remember asking about them. They are permitted on a commercial aircraft in limited quantities (hence the limit per person)

As others have said its not worth relying on the Muppet at check in knowing the rules.

The US based Ironman races have a charity buy back scheme for unused Co2 after the race.  I think it's $3 per canister & they buy them back off you at $2 with the money going to a local charity.

That's a common sense policy - I have had them taken out of my bike bag in US - it's not a big cost to simply buy a couple when you get there compared to all the other expenses up to that point 😎

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