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    Taking corals on a plane....?

    My friend is going to T.O. and on the way back I was going to ask her to pick up a few corals. Would she get a hard-time taking them back with her? What would she need?(invoice?)

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    They *may* give her some grief. You may want to check directly with the airline.
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    put it in your carry on bag. Shouldn't have much trouble.

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    Originally posted by Johnny Rock
    put it in your carry on bag. Shouldn't have much trouble.
    If she did that would she have to tell them she had it? I don't want her to get into trouble so I have to explore this first.

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    Many people take corals on a plane in their carry-on luggage. Some even use a small cooler (the little ones for 2 or 4 cans of pop or beer) to avoid temp change. As long as it doesn't look like a weapon on the X-ray, there is no problem.

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    However, I have also read that some officials at the airports don't take too kindly to it either, which is why I suggest checking with the airlines.
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    It sounds like customs agents. A lot depends upon who you get as to how they apply the regulations. I thought that I had read a post on another forum where someone had called a number of air lines and was basically told as long as it didn't look like a weapon when X-rayed, they had no problems with it. By the same token most said they would not be liable if something happened to the corals.

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    I'll have her ask the travel agent (friend of hers) to see what they say but I think as long as she has a item specific bill (if she gets questioned) there shouldn't be much they can say.

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