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Beware Of Dasani Water On Your Flight

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:) I have to agree with Patti and others-it definitely does make a difference to some people who are sensitive. My youngest son has had a lot of problems with different waters and thanks to Patti's advice we switched to Poland Springs -no more stomach cramps after a glass of water. Zack and I are allergic to coconut too and if it is used in the filtering process, it makes sense that it caused problems. Who knows what another person can be sensitive to?

I mean really, how can anyone here doubt that any food or beverage can cause someone else a problem? We (celiacs) can't eat a piece of regular toast!!! A lot of people would (and do) have doubts about that one too!

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Steve, but will one bottle full of it (whatever it is you choose) be enough to bring down a plane? I have my doubts.

A 330ml bottle of most high explosives would be more than adequate, in an extreme case all you need is depressurisation but a 330ml bottle of high explosives is enough to demolish a lot.

As for the pilot getting on the wrong runway comment--he had just started flying for the day! I think that's a little...silly to suggest that the reason for the crash may have been a lack of contact lens solution, don't you? blink.gif

For that particular one but not in general. there is a reason pilots use eyewash on long haul....or if they have allergies and can't take any anti-histamines that might make them drowsy.

I think its completely silly to remove eye wash from the person who can crash the plane anytime they want who is locked behind a bullet proof and bomb resistant door.

It doesn't make sense at all.

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Yes, the restrictions on liquid and gels is for passengers as well as flight crew. However, the restriction does not apply to prescription medications or small bottles (4 oz or less) of necessary but non prescription items. Therefore, small bottles of contact lens solution, saline solution, etc. are allowed. What is not allowed are drinks of any kind, shampoo, conditioners, make up, etc.

Personally, I think it's a good idea to have the restriction. I was just on an extremely long flight (15 plus hours) with these restrictions. It took several hours to get through security before even boarding the plane. Our luggage was checked multiple times. Our bodies were hand searched (including children). Everything we carried was thoroughly searched. Was it a pain in the neck? Absolutely. Did it take hours of waiting in lines? Definitely. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I do not believe the new restrictions are put in place just for people to be inconvenienced. I believe they are put in place to make airline travel safer. I would much rather be inconvenienced and know that travel is a bit safer than to lift all restrictions and have the airlines take chances.

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Yes, the restrictions on liquid and gels is for passengers as well as flight crew. However, the restriction does not apply to prescription medications or small bottles (4 oz or less) of necessary but non prescription items. Therefore, small bottles of contact lens solution, saline solution, etc. are allowed. What is not allowed are drinks of any kind, shampoo, conditioners, make up, etc.

Personally, I think it's a good idea to have the restriction. I was just on an extremely long flight (15 plus hours) with these restrictions. It took several hours to get through security before even boarding the plane. Our luggage was checked multiple times. Our bodies were hand searched (including children). Everything we carried was thoroughly searched. Was it a pain in the neck? Absolutely. Did it take hours of waiting in lines? Definitely. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I do not believe the new restrictions are put in place just for people to be inconvenienced. I believe they are put in place to make airline travel safer. I would much rather be inconvenienced and know that travel is a bit safer than to lift all restrictions and have the airlines take chances.

I react horribly to Dasani water- don't know why. I would advocate forcing terrorists with celiac to drink as much of it as they can.

lisa

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It is worth pointing out that 2/3rds of the world don't even have clean drinking water let alone worry about if a single bottle of perfectly drinkable water has certain minerals in it.

I'm pretty certain I can find commerical spring water with more of everything in it that Dasani.

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I went to the aquafina website: http://www.aquafina.com/ they don't tell you what's in their water, only that it has 4 ppm of total dissolved solids. That means it has junk in it, just like the other brands. Instead of hollering about a specific brand, just find what you can drink, and buy it. If you can't drink the water on a long flight, drink something else. A glass of concord grape wine sounds like a winning proposition!

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I went to the aquafina website: http://www.aquafina.com/ they don't tell you what's in their water, only that it has 4 ppm of total dissolved solids. That means it has junk in it, just like the other brands. Instead of hollering about a specific brand, just find what you can drink, and buy it. If you can't drink the water on a long flight, drink something else. A glass of concord grape wine sounds like a winning proposition!

I wouldn't be able to drink anything else. I am intolerant to salicylates, which excludes me from drinking any juice, things made from juice, or even flavour to imitate juice, as they're all loaded with salicylates, and will cause me to be in terrible generalized pain by the next day. And no, coke isn't acceptable, either, and neither are tea, coffee or milk.

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Yes, the restrictions on liquid and gels is for passengers as well as flight crew. However, the restriction does not apply to prescription medications or small bottles (4 oz or less) of necessary but non prescription items. Therefore, small bottles of contact lens solution, saline solution, etc. are allowed. What is not allowed are drinks of any kind, shampoo, conditioners, make up, etc.

Personally, I think it's a good idea to have the restriction. I was just on an extremely long flight (15 plus hours) with these restrictions. It took several hours to get through security before even boarding the plane. Our luggage was checked multiple times. Our bodies were hand searched (including children). Everything we carried was thoroughly searched. Was it a pain in the neck? Absolutely. Did it take hours of waiting in lines? Definitely. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat. I do not believe the new restrictions are put in place just for people to be inconvenienced. I believe they are put in place to make airline travel safer. I would much rather be inconvenienced and know that travel is a bit safer than to lift all restrictions and have the airlines take chances.

Well, it was and it wasn't intended to be an inconvenience. The purpose of it is to get people used to the idea of the government nibbling away at our freedoms. They have succeeded if there is public support for legally unsupportable government actions.

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:) I have to agree with Patti and others-it definitely does make a difference to some people who are sensitive. My youngest son has had a lot of problems with different waters and thanks to Patti's advice we switched to Poland Springs -no more stomach cramps after a glass of water. Zack and I are allergic to coconut too and if it is used in the filtering process, it makes sense that it caused problems. Who knows what another person can be sensitive to?

I mean really, how can anyone here doubt that any food or beverage can cause someone else a problem? We (celiacs) can't eat a piece of regular toast!!! A lot of people would (and do) have doubts about that one too!

Thanks for saying that, Robbin--and I just want to say that your post absolutely made my day. I'm so glad that something I passed along has made such a difference for your son. :)

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Steve, but will one bottle full of it (whatever it is you choose) be enough to bring down a plane? I have my doubts.

Ursula, the most common ground to air missile used by US forces is the Stinger. It carries a 1kg wahead and explodes OUTSIDE. It is also being fired at specially armoured and redundant aircraft designed to take combat damage.

The effectiveness of all explosives depends on containing the blast so hitting a plane from outside is the least effective. A few hundred grams of shaped charge is enough to cut through armoured vehicals etc.

Secondly military grade explosives are not difficult to obtain, especially in many 3rd world countires. I find it hard to believe that Al-quieda cannot source military grade explosives ...

Its also worth remembering that the last (or one of) terror attacks on the US was by an American with anthrax and equally worth observing that hundreds of tons of drugs are taken accross the US Mexican border daily.

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Of course, Steve, all that assuming that those people were really, truly, planning on blowing up planes with stuff they would potentially smuggle on board in water bottles (or similar small containers containing liquid), which it appears, there is very little evidence for.

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Of course, Steve, all that assuming that those people were really, truly, planning on blowing up planes with stuff they would potentially smuggle on board in water bottles (or similar small containers containing liquid), which it appears, there is very little evidence for.

So ... we've gone from water to terrorists. If I can't take my own water aboard a plane, I just won't fly. No problem; it's such a tiny sacrifice. I know, however, that many people don't have that option. Is it possible to call ahead of time, and request a specific water for someone on a restricted diet? I really don't know. Any thoughts on that?

Ursula, this is not a good day, September 11, 2006, to suggest to Americans that the people arrested for plotting to blow up planes might really be innocent, misunderstood, little darlings. Perhaps you should gather information from sources other than "Hate-America/Hate-Democracies" web sites. There are people out there, people with Dark Ages mentalities, who want to wipe us from the face of the earth.

September 11, 2001

Let us never forget.

God bless The United States of America.

Cissie

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assuming that those people were really, truly, planning on blowing up planes with stuff they would potentially smuggle on board in water bottles

Exactly, that's what they were assuming. Never underestimate the power of terrorists. Sorry, rare intolerances aside, I would rather have to drink Dasani or go thirsty than have my plane blow up.

Cissie was right, today is not the right day to have this arguement. The terrorists in those four planes really really wanted to fly airliners into buildings, which there was not a great amount of evidence that they would, and they managed to do it. Hindsight is 20/20.

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Cissie was right, today is not the right day to have this arguement. The terrorists in those four planes really really wanted to fly airliners into buildings, which there was not a great amount of evidence that they would, and they managed to do it. Hindsight is 20/20.

Thank you Chelsea and Cissie--today is not the day for this discussion :)

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S.Pellegrino- I have been drinking this lately. Anything bad about this? Sparkling Natural Mineral Water.

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