Airport Confiscations

@lelin1123 (15635)
Puerto Rico
June 4, 2009 10:55pm CST
I wonder what happens to the stuff that is confiscated from us when its not allowed on a flight. Does anyone know? My brother and I were traveling from Florida to NY he was given a bottle of Xango from a relative. The drink only consist of a bunch of juices and alot of antioxidants. He had to give it up.
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5 responses
• India
5 Jun 09
Hi Lelin. I think they have become VERY VERY strict on what you can carry on-borad and what you cannot afetr 9/11. Now at the end of the day there are exceptions to this and thats at the sole discretion of the police office/ airport staff doing the checking. When my wife was flying from fortworth to dallas, she was not allowed a moisturising cream. That was simply so wierd to hear. I never knew how a moisturising cream could be a potential threat to an airplane. But thats how things are and we need to move forward.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
6 Jun 09
When you are allowed to bring unopened liquid bottles on a flight then why not an unopend bottle of Xango?? That does not make a bit of sense to me. Thank you for responding!
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
Well your brother should have finished it off before leaving the airport.lol Why give it to them. They might as well consume it themselves. I don't have any idea where those things goes. Maybe they turn it over to the police or other agencies.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
5 Jun 09
The bottle was sealed and it was the a 750ml size bottle. What I don't understand is that people traveling from PR can bring on I believe 4 bottle of liquid to a person on a flight. So why is that ok?
@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
5 Jun 09
The last time I flew, they wouldn't let me take a bottle of water with me. It was still sealed from the store, so it couldn't have possibly had anything dangerous in it. I think it's absolutely ridiculous to keep people from bringing sealed food or beverages on the plane. I bet the security guards eat all of the stuff they confiscate, and that's why all the ones I've ever seen are fat.
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
5 Jun 09
Funny that was what I was thinking they get to take it all home I bet! Thanks for responding.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
13 Jun 09
I wonder too. I would think since they took it is because it is potentially hazordous so they should have to throw it away. If they don't then they are likely consuming it themselves which would be a very, very wrong thing to do. But people are people and do some strange things, you never know.
@maximax8 (30127)
• United Kingdom
13 Jun 09
Traveling through Los Angeles I got a pair of scissors confiscated. I imagine security threw them away. They might keep or sell more expensive items that they confiscate. The first time I went to Australia no food was allowed in. There were bins and notices saying to throw away any food carried in hand luggage. If they had found any food there would have been a high fine and a visit to the police station I imagine. The second time I went to Australia some types of food were allowed into the country.