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Okay, I am flying on Saturday with my 9 month old son. It's a 10hr flight from London to Dallas, with a 2hr lay-over, followed by a further 1hr flight from Dallas to San Antonio. So that's 13hrs (roughly) of travel time, if everything goes smoothly. He'll have about 3-4 bottles of formula in this time, with a bit of solid food as well.

Now, is it okay to bring two fully prepared bottles with me, plus 4 or 5 pre-made cartons of Cow & Gate formula? Will I be allowed through security at Heathrow with the cartons or will I have to fork out stupid amounts once I'm through to the departure lounge at the Boots there?

What about this type of solid food - http://www.ellaskitchen.co.uk/our-products/

And these snacks - http://www.organix.com/goodies/our-foods/carrot-stix

???

I know I must declare all of the above of the Customs Declaration forms for when I arrive in Dallas, but am I likely to encounter any issues here? Obviously I know people can fly with baby food, but I want to make sure I don't bring something with me that is likely to delay me in any way.


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I know the US has a strict 'no liquids or gels' on the plane and there have been heaps of stories of mothers not allowed to bring bottles or formula onto the plane. My sister in Canada was one of them.

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I know the US has a strict 'no liquids or gels' on the plane and there have been heaps of stories of mothers not allowed to bring bottles or formula onto the plane. My sister in Canada was one of them.

good luck

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I really don't think that can be true, how can they expect a baby to fly 10+ hours without food?


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There's a security pamphlet for families on Heathrow website. http://www.heathrowairport.com/assets/Internet/Heathrow/Heathrow%20downloads/Static%20files/FamilySecurityLeaflet_LHR.pdf

The following exceptions may be made to the 100ml rule:

•Baby food or baby milk: This exception is only permitted if you are travelling with a baby or infant. Please carry only what you need for the flight. You may be asked to open the containers and taste the contents. If you are not travelling with a baby or infant, excess liquids should be carried as hold luggage.

Security webpages http://www.heathrowairport.com/portal/page/Heathrow%5EGeneral%5EAirport+information%5EHeathrow+security/82adeae1d1a17210VgnVCM10000036821c0a____/448c6a4c7f1b0010VgnVCM200000357e120a____/


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You can bring quite a lot. Last time, we brought mostly ready-made formula in cartons, about 2 days worth, and a whole big can of powdered (because baby was used to a certain formula and we didn't want to switch quickly), all in hand lugage, and there was no issue. iI you make up bottles before security, you will probably be asked to taste it (formlua is foul!).

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I fly through heathrow frequently with my 2 year old, about once a month in fact. I have never had a problem with taking bottles of juice or formula. Heathrow will ask that either you or the child to taste from the bottle to ensure that it really is what you claim. Once in the states, they will hold a test strip over the opened bottle. Its all very easy. Just put the bottles in a separate bin and know that once they go through the x-ray machine that you will have to wait for someone to be available to test them. I usually take 2-3 premade bottles or sippy cups and when Nathan was an infant I would have either the powder formula or sometimes the sealed liquid formula containers with me. If the formula is unopened from the store, you will not be asked to test or open it.

solid food and snacks are fine. You can even bring some for yourself

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I really don't think that can be true, how can they expect a baby to fly 10+ hours without food?

Um...my sister?!?!?

But then again, you are right, the flight was not 10+ hours. Glad that isn't the case for longer flights

Good luck


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August 12, 2008 - petition sent
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NVC
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25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
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POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

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September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

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Fantastic, thanks everyone! :D


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15th Feb 2011 - Filed I-130 in London.

6th Apr 2011 - Sent letter requesting expedition of visa.

11th Apr 2011 - Received email approving request.

12th May 2011 - I-130 approved.

2nd June 2011 - Received case number via email. Booked medical.

3rd June 2011 - Sent forms DS-230, DS-2001 & cover letter today.

8th June 2011 - Medical Exam (£273.00 for medical & MMR/Tetanus injection)

11th July 2011 - Visa interview at 8am.

14th July 2011 - Visa in hand.

23rd July 2011 - Uniting my family today in San Antonio <3

11th Aug 2011 - Received 10yr Green Card in the mail

22nd Aug 2011 - Received SSN

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