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    • MSE Sarah
    • By MSE Sarah 12th Jul 18, 3:31 PM
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    Do you click & collect toiletries, nappies etc at the airport?
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    Do you click & collect toiletries, nappies etc at the airport? 12th Jul 18 at 3:31 PM
    Boots lets you click & collect at its airport stores - we reckon it could be handy for saving space in hold luggage, or getting around liquid limits in your hand luggage.

    Do you use it for bulky items like toiletries, nappies, baby food etc? (And if not - would you consider it?)
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    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 13th Jul 18, 9:33 AM
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    I can't see how airports would permit such a procedure to circumvent relevant regulations.

    From Boots Q&A

    Do you deliver to airport stores?

    Yes, however, there are exclusions on what you can order to an airport store. Please visit the relevant airport's website to find these exclusions.


    To place an order for delivery to an airport store, enter the airport name into the town field on the collect from store section of checkout.


    We dont offer the order today, collect tomorrow service in airport stores. The delivery time is a minimum five working days so please allow plenty of time for your order to arrive in store.


    Interesting question nevertheless - please let us know how things pan out.
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    • By jackieblack 13th Jul 18, 10:05 AM
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    I can't see how airports would permit such a procedure to circumvent relevant regulations.
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    But if you can buy these items from airside shops (which you can) what's the difference?


    The only problem I can see is whether airlines would allow the extra bags into the cabin if the items don't fit into the cabin bag someone's already taking on.
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    Boots lets you click & collect at its airport stores - we reckon it could be handy for saving space in hold luggage, or getting around liquid limits in your hand luggage.

    Do you use it for bulky items like toiletries, nappies, baby food etc? (And if not - would you consider it?)
    Originally posted by MSE Sarah
    I wouldn't use it for toiletries as I'm quite picky about what brands I use and wouldn't risk not being able to get the specific item I want.

    Unless we're doing a city break on hand-luggage only, my toiletries go in my hold luggage.

    I wouldn't want to lug 2 or 3 bottles of suncream, mouthwash, shower gel, shampoo etc around with me - onto the plane, off the plane, through Immigration, to luggage reclaim, onto the transfer coach or taxi.
    I like to have one single bag to worry about.
    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 13th Jul 18, 11:28 AM
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    I can't see how airports would permit such a procedure to circumvent relevant regulations.

    From Boots Q&A

    Do you deliver to airport stores?

    Yes, however, there are exclusions on what you can order to an airport store. Please visit the relevant airport's website to find these exclusions.


    To place an order for delivery to an airport store, enter the airport name into the town field on the collect from store section of checkout.


    We dont offer the order today, collect tomorrow service in airport stores. The delivery time is a minimum five working days so please allow plenty of time for your order to arrive in store.


    Interesting question nevertheless - please let us know how things pan out.
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    They do permit it. There's no difference between using Boots click and collect and buying it off the shelf other than the guarantee of getting what you want.

    Following your logic that this circumvents regulations no liquids would be available airside.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 13th Jul 18, 12:15 PM
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    Er nope. Savvy travellers have already researched where they can buy stuff when they get there. Nappies are so much cheaper at ALDI and Lidl and they have many stores in holiday destinations.
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    • By maman 13th Jul 18, 12:56 PM
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    Yet another daft and pointless mse generated thread.


    I'd say 'you couldn't make it up!' But they do. Frequently.
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    • By Neil49 13th Jul 18, 1:18 PM
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    So what happens when you turn up at the departure gate with your basic cabin baggage allowance in one hand and a big bag of nappies or whatever in the other?

    Easyjet would tell you that it all has to go into your single case. Other airlines have different restrictions but what have you achieved? My wife once reached the departure gate clutching her Boots Meal Deal and was told to pack it into her single case before boarding.

    Has MSE Sarah ever been with a budget airline?
    • MSE Sarah
    • By MSE Sarah 13th Jul 18, 2:32 PM
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    Thanks so much for all your feedback so far.

    So what happens when you turn up at the departure gate with your basic cabin baggage allowance in one hand and a big bag of nappies or whatever in the other?
    http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/baggage/cabin-bag-and-hold-luggage - "You're allowed to bring some extra things into the cabin. e.g. umbrella, overcoat, crutches, walking stick, one standard shopping bag of duty free goods bought at the airport."

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Baggage/What-cabin-baggage-can-I-carry - "Duty free bags are permitted in the cabin along with your cabin baggage"
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 13th Jul 18, 2:49 PM
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    Thanks so much for all your feedback so far.



    http://www.easyjet.com/en/help/baggage/cabin-bag-and-hold-luggage - "You're allowed to bring some extra things into the cabin. e.g. umbrella, overcoat, crutches, walking stick, one standard shopping bag of duty free goods bought at the airport."

    https://www.ryanair.com/gb/en/useful-info/help-centre/faq-overview/Baggage/What-cabin-baggage-can-I-carry - "Duty free bags are permitted in the cabin along with your cabin baggage"
    Originally posted by MSE Sarah
    But Boots click & collect isn't duty free goods.
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    • richardw
    • By richardw 13th Jul 18, 4:59 PM
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    There has been a pound shop effect on many lines at Boots with previously high priced goods such as shower gel being priced at a 1 and 75p and yes I have been known to buy these airside to avoid the 100ml liquid rule, but it would be pointless to do this on click n collect, so there is no story here.

    With nappies, many parents may want to take some with them to avoid the risk of the non delivery click n collect, or if they run out of time at the airport. Parents get very savvy with travelling with infants, to ensure there are no problems with the holiday.
    Last edited by richardw; 13-07-2018 at 5:01 PM.
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    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 13th Jul 18, 7:21 PM
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    They do permit it. There's no difference between using Boots click and collect and buying it off the shelf other than the guarantee of getting what you want.

    Following your logic that this circumvents regulations no liquids would be available airside.
    My "logic" is based on the advice quoted on Boots official website.

    Yes, however, there are exclusions on what you can order to an airport store. Please visit the relevant airport's website to find these exclusions.

    I have no idea what these restricted items are, however it's reasonable to assume Boots do ?
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 13th Jul 18, 7:27 PM
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    [/I]I have no idea what these restricted items are, however it's reasonable to assume Boots do ?
    Originally posted by NoodleDoodleMan
    Acetone, acids, bleach... plenty others.
    • NoodleDoodleMan
    • By NoodleDoodleMan 14th Jul 18, 11:40 AM
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    Acetone, acids, bleach... plenty others.
    In other words any hazardous liquid or substance that is dangerous to ship except under controlled conditions, and, more relevant, which cannot be transported in airline luggage.

    Which makes one wonder why Boots advice is to contact the airport - these, presumably, will be universally prohibited ?
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