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    Hi

    i don't travel by plane much at all, but will be next week: to noosa from Melbourne.

    Will they let me take a presso and lido on board?

    thanks for any tips. Travelling very light. (Basically coffee stuff & toothbrush)


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    Will take a porlex and filter come if need be, but preference is for the above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    Hi

    i don't travel by plane much at all, but will be next week: to noosa from Melbourne.

    Will they let me take a presso and lido on board?

    thanks for any tips. Travelling very light. (Basically coffee stuff & toothbrush)

    Yes you should have no trouble, unless you try to use them of course.

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    Ooh that's encouraging. Thanks.

    ive just heard of people not getting on with bits & pieces . & you know... I suppose the presso may be considered a scary looking little steel beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    Ooh that's encouraging. Thanks.

    ive just heard of people not getting on with bits & pieces . & you know... I suppose the presso may be considered a scary looking little steel beast.
    You should be fine. Domestic security requirements aren't particularly harsh (and neither product resembles a knife, nor contains what might be explosives/a detonator). I suspect you'd be fine even on an international flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    Ooh that's encouraging. Thanks.

    ive just heard of people not getting on with bits & pieces . & you know... I suppose the presso may be considered a scary looking little steel beast.
    One further thing, I don't have a presso but I guess it weighs 2-3kg? You should check your carry on weight allowance in case you go over. It depends on the airline and most don't check the weight but I've occasionally had my carry on baggage weighed in the past.
    hope this helps
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    Yeah. That's another aspect. I have a 7 kg limit. If its the presso & the lido, that's my weight gone. I was only half joking about the toothbrush in my first post, and for 4 days, just out of noosa (in noosa I've noted some good places) Iight have to fend forts elf coffee wise, so it's a priority.

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    Just put the small heavy items in your pockets before the official weigh in!

    Also works a treat for camera lenses etc, just need the right jacket.

    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by artman View Post
    Just put the small heavy items in your pockets before the official weigh in!

    Also works a treat for camera lenses etc, just need the right jacket.

    Cheers
    Laughing my head off

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    Bring out the old duffle coat from 1980. Even got Roachee's number on it! Might just have to squeeze into it a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    just out of noosa (in noosa I've noted some good places) Iight have to fend forts elf coffee wise, so it's a priority.
    Which fort, and which elf?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Which fort, and which elf?
    I think it's the fort and the elf just past the turn-off to Iight
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    You mean this one?


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    [QUOTE=Vinitasse;561439]You mean this one?

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    That's him! Note the green roof, typical of Iight architecture

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    You've actually constructed a fort with an elf!

    just to take the p!ss out of my typing!!!!
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    No , actually....

    that is it now I look at it.
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    I should add that I might have to fend for myself coffee-wise when I'm away.

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    Why bring coffee stuff when there are plenty of fantastic cafes in Noosa? Great local roasters around my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortblackman View Post
    You've actually constructed a fort with an elf!

    just to take the p!ss out of my typing!!!!
    Mate, we're gonna get confused when you describe yourself as a 'short' chap of colour, then start telling us what you plan to do to some poor Elves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcalder05 View Post
    Why bring coffee stuff when there are plenty of fantastic cafes in Noosa? Great local roasters around my friend.
    Yeah. Do you work there? Clandestino?

    Ive got some ideas of where to try, but am spending the days at a school just out of town. So I think I'll need my own brewing stuff (hence the elf fending ) Definitely wanting to try local roasts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post
    Mate, we're gonna get confused when you describe yourself as a 'short' chap of colour, then start telling us what you plan to do to some poor Elves.
    What you talkin' 'bout Willis?
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    I own pretty much one of everything and have flown with nearly all of them including presso and hand grinders of all shapes and sizes.

    Most of the time what I take on domestic and international travel is and aeropress with a stainless disk (pretty unbreakable and very x-ray/airport friendly) and ground coffee in small packets.... open a new packet every couple of days if I didn't find something interesting on the ground at the destination.
    All you need to find is a kettle!

    Do yourself a favour, leave the bulky and heavy stuff for the car-boot travel instead.
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    Thanks for the advice everyone.

    I decided to go with the presso and the smaller ( & less precious) porlex.

    got through the gates with a mere explosives test, and was not overweight as it were (presso accounts for 1.5 kgs. Of the 7 kg limit. Not really bulky either if you don't take it in the tin but pack around it well. ( Remembering that this package is on board - not going to get thrown 'round).

    I didn't get to the clandestino roastery, but did enjoy their beans at cafe le monde. Also brought some home.

    As for the presso, it was very very handy in the "Iight" accommodation and when at what is now known as the elf fort which was out of town. Worth the bother in my case.

    Next time I'll take the lido & pack even less clothing!

    Andy, thanks for your advice. I bought my mum an aero press and considered borrowing it back, but I've never experimented enough to get a cup I'm happy with. Silly I know given the respective margins of error in both methods.

    Oh. And to my fellow Victorians: Keep your chins up. 22 degree days are coming up for us in the next few months, and they're bloody good let me tell you!
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    Not really working anywhere at the moment! No one owns me...(mmmwhahaha)

    Anyways, hope you enjoyed your stay in Noosa! The warm climate is pretty nice but wouldn't mind it being cooler. Might have to make a trip to Vic soon!



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