I am asking this seemingly odd question, as we'll have to transport some medicine in our luggage and it's supposed to be stored at temperatures between -8C and +2C. I'm not sure, if airport security will allow this to pass if this is in a cooling box as hand-luggage, although, in my opinion there shouldn't be a problem, as the ampules are 4 x 1 ml and I have a prescription (however, the cooling box will probably be treated as partially liquid containing).

Your advice will be much appreciated!

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    $\begingroup$ Have you considered asking the airline? The temperature is not likely to be the major issue. That being said, I suspect the temperature is close to cabin temperature. $\endgroup$ Feb 11, 2015 at 2:31
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    $\begingroup$ the TSA allows you to bring medicine in your carry on luggage, including ice packs to keep them at temperature. $\endgroup$
    – Erich
    Feb 11, 2015 at 5:36
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    $\begingroup$ I believe this question is better on Travel.SE $\endgroup$
    – kevin
    Feb 11, 2015 at 6:24
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    $\begingroup$ I am inclined towards this being related to aviation as it talks about something related airplanes. Although this question has already been asked. $\endgroup$
    – Farhan
    Feb 11, 2015 at 14:27
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    $\begingroup$ @erich The asker's profile gives their location as the UK and the question doesn't mention travelling to the US. As such, there's no indication that what the TSA allows is in any way relevant. $\endgroup$ Feb 11, 2015 at 18:25

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According to an A320 pilot quoted in this question on travel.SE (and see this one too), the temperature can be 7C at the low end but potentially above 18C if animals are being transported. Therefore, if you want to transport something in the hold that needs to be kept at a specific temperature range you would need to check with the airline about how to do that.


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