I am leaving to poland in a few days. I wonder if its ok to bring a mirror onto an airplane. If so what are the dimensions that are allowed??
The flight is from US to Poland through Germany
If you are talking about a personal mirror like the one ladies carry in their purses, then it's fine. But if you are talking about a large mirror like the ones to be hanged on the wall, then it's a different story.
My day-to-day job is about this kind of things. There is nothing clear regarding Glass or Mirrors. For example, Glass bottles are totally fine, while the airplane's mirrors are made of a non-glass based material. Considering the aviation safety textbooks as the source, the only things that can restrict you from bringing your mirror on board are:
A personal advice to you is, do not bring it on board, the chances of having the mirror broken are not much greater if you check it in rather than take it on board. Plus I do not think the airport security and/or the airline staff will allow you to carry it even if there is nothing in the books to prohibit mirrors explicitly. Personally, if I was operating on that flight, I would definitely ask the ground staff to offload it because I have seen what real turbulence would do and the last thing I would want to see is pieces of glass flying all over the cabin.
To check it in, put it in a foam box or something similar, stick that fragile sticker and hopefully it will make it. Or just buy a new mirror in Poland ;)