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Orchids in carry on?

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by Chris, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Chris

    Chris New Member

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    Has anyone here taken orchids as carryon luggage on a domestic flight? Any issues?
     
  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    yes. no issues.
     
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    Clark Gator Member

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    Yes, no issues even from Hawaii
     
  4. Chris

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    Thanks folks!
     
  5. Eddie729

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    Linda and I used to do it all the time. No problems. Just put them under the seat and avoid the overhead bin. People may not be gentle when they jam their laptops and other bags in there!
     
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    No problem here. Try and pack them in your carryon luggage if possible, otherwise under the seat is best.
    Peter T.
     
  7. Wendy H

    Wendy H Just me

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    We lugged ours back with us from Florida to Ontario...no problems at all.
     
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    I've never had any problems, but do wrap each plant/pot in newspaper and stuff clothes
    or newspapers or something around them. I always put mine under my seat, but they
    get shaken around a bit anyway.
     
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    California to Oklahoma, no problems.
     
  10. Chris

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    Thanks guys.
     
  11. Mary Jane

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    Where ya going and whatcha buying?
     
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    I'm about to head back to TX from Florida. I bought a plant in bud and would really like to keep the buds. I'm afraid to use peanuts to damage the spike, so I basically put it in a box and taped it down to suspend it in the box, so the box is just a bubble for protection.
     
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    Ya wouldn't happen to have some of that lite-weight spun fuzzy white stuff vendors sometimes use to protect buds?
     
  14. Chris

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    MJ, no. I babied it the whole way home, and made it without physically damaging the buds. Hopefully there won't be a delayed blasting.
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Next time you need that white fuzzy stuff, go to Walmart or KMart and buy a cheapo pillow and cut it open.
     
  16. Chris

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    Thanks Jon. Couldn't I just by quilt batting in the craft section?
     
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    i'm not Jon but that would work, sure. I couldn't for the life of me think of what that stuff was called.
    I'm glad your plant and buds remained intact. I'll keep my finger's crossed for the buds.
     
  18. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I don't know what that is, and, frankly, I'm not surprised that you do.