baggage checking a tf100 kit


Jun 4, 2010
Hi all,

Meg at tftestkits has just hooked me up with a tf100xl kit which I will get delivered to my holiday villa in florida... I didnt even think about throwing it into my hold luguage to take home with me to the UK before ordering.

Anyone think it'll get me in trouble ?



TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 4, 2009
I wouldn't think so if you mean packing it with your checked luggage. Perhaps asking the airline beforhand would be your best bet. Not sure if they happenned to scan checked luggage these days and if it would trigger them opening your suitcase...but IMHO worth asking about. :goodjob:

Safe Travels :goodjob:


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
It may get a closer look after Xray, but I don't think they'll hassle you any. Make it easy to get at when they open the bag. Be sure your luggage has your name in it and on the outside, preferably with a working cell phone number, and listen for announcements at the airport. Once it gets through security and on the plane, you'll be fine.


Jun 4, 2010
Cheers guys,

I hate asking about these things with airlines because your always gonna getthe safe answer of "no". I'll stick contact details in the bag and see what happens. As long as nothing is goingto blowup at lower pressures etc. I cant see a problem ;)



LifeTime Supporter
Aug 28, 2010
Boston, MA
According to the TSA list of prohibited items bleach and liquid chlorine are prohibited. The test kit doesn't contain any, of course, but the reagents for testing chlorine could potentially be misinterpreted. Other than that, as long as none of them are flammable (and I don't recall any being marked as such) it looks like you should be fine.


Well-known member
Jun 13, 2010
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
I fly regularly and I can tell you trying to put something like that in your luggage is a sure way to have your luggage held and possibly be denied boarding on an international flight.

Definetly not worth the hassle!

I had my luggage held for 24 hours once for a portable hard drive in my checked luggage, no reason given for the delay...I just had to wait until the next day to receive it. I was told my luggage was put on another flight. :roll:

When I picked up my bag my hardrive had obviously been disassembled (screws were hanging out and loose) and the drive was wiped and unusable, there was nothing on it but copy's of my own personal music (which I legally paid for!) and work files (PowerPoint presentations) etc. since I like to have my music on the road and the company frowns on me putting it on my work computer. This was on a non-international flight.

I can't tell what they did to the drive but I assume it was wiped with a very powerful magnet since its unformattable but works fine otherwise. From that day on I put my portable hard drive in my carry on where I can watch it, there is nothing illegal on it but the airlines could care less about your personal property. Luckily nothing on there wasn't backed up somewhere and I was able to find everything again (music is backed up in three different locations) but I was suitably unimpressed especially since they lied to me about the delay.

Ship it FedEx, they don't even check those boxes...just don't declare it as dangerous goods or you will be royally reamed for the shipping charges. List it as a residential pool test kit and let them figure it out, it will probably sail right through.