Question about 3-1-1 bag

Feb 1st, 2010, 08:36 AM
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Question about 3-1-1 bag

My husband's new luggage came with a TSA acceptable, clear plastic, zipper top 3-1-1 bag. It is of a more durable plastic than the zip top grocery store bags. It measures 8x8x2 inches. Do you think it is really an acceptable TSA bag? There is a sign inside the bag which says it is, but I am a bit concerned about the 2 inch depth at the bottom and sides and the extra 1/2 inch in the size. However, I do like the fact that it is a thicker plastic. I guess he could try it and have a zip lock bag handy in case he is asked to change bags. We just don't want to be stopped at check-in since one thing may lead to another. Has anyone used one of these bags for liquids without any problems?
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Feb 1st, 2010, 10:39 AM
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Have you met your average TSA agent? I would stick to the baggie they are used to!
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Feb 1st, 2010, 11:54 AM
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Well, one thing we've learned about TSA since its inception is that there's no consistency. Last time I just threw my liquid bottles into the plastic tray without a bag and nobody said a thing.
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Feb 1st, 2010, 01:14 PM
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I use the bag that came with my luggage. It's fine.
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Feb 1st, 2010, 01:56 PM
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Have you met your average TSA agent? They're likely more concerned about grandma's nearly empty 6oz tube of preparation-H or baby's 4oz jar of squash puree than the size of your husband's goodies.

I no longer take the plastic bag out of my carryon - nor do they ask me to.
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Feb 1st, 2010, 06:01 PM
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If the zip-top bag holds 1 quart, then it's an acceptable bag. There are quite a few companies now that make more durable zip-top bags that are TSA-acceptable. I see no reason why this one would not be.
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Feb 2nd, 2010, 02:08 AM
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Thanks for the responses. The bag sign inside just says TSA acceptable but does not say it is a 1 quart bag. I think I wil use it and see what happens. Some bags I have seen online have 1 quart printed right on it - this one does not.
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Feb 2nd, 2010, 02:48 AM
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I have a durable 1-liter bag from Delsey that I use all the time. I have never been asked about it in either the US or in Europe.
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Feb 2nd, 2010, 06:30 AM
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Well, 1-liter bag is basically the same as 1-quart. You won't have a problem with a clear-bag about that size. You just can't use a 1-gallon bag instead.
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