When would taking nail polish remover on a plane be considered as dangerous?
There are two main types of nail polish removers, and depending on which type are you taking on the plane - it would be denied by airport security or not.
The first type is the acetone one. If your nail polish remover is made of aceton - it you cannot bring it on an airplane. This is because aceton is flammable and these kind of items
are strictly prohibited to take on a plane in both carry on luggage and checked luggage. Sometimes instead of Aceton the bottle contains ethyl acetate - this substance is also highly flammable and
security rules also apply to this kind of nail polish remover. Check a label on the bottle and try to find a flammable sign on it - if it's there, this kind of remover is not allowed to take on a plane, if it's not there
you can take this particular nail polish remover in your checked luggage and in you cabin bag (if it's less then 100 ml or equal).
I want to take nail polish remover on a plane with me, what alternatives of aceton one do I have?
Instead of buying a flammable aceton bottle you can:
Buy nail polish remover wipes (pads), which are non-aceton and therefore are safe to take on a plane not matter what luggage type they are in. Usually they are fruit-scented, and do not alcohol smell.
Take a non-flammable with you on a plane
Buy nail polish remover at your destination (they should be in any cosmetics store and most of the supermarkets)
What are the rules regarding nail polish?
Nail polish is considered as liquid and should be put in transparent cosmetics bag together with other toiletries if taken in carry on. You can have as many pieces of nail polish as you want in your checked luggage.