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Apr 1st, 2008, 10:27 AM
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I heard on the news that certain airports (or TSA) are thinking about testing security lines for those who don't travel very often.

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Apr 1st, 2008, 12:45 PM
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My most recent flight was March 28-30 San Francisco to San Diego.

In both airports, TSA provided clear plastic bags with a zipper, the sliding type, not the one you should squeeze, and squeeze, and squeeze and it doesn't snap

And the size of the bag is a little bigger then a sandwich bag.

Overheard a TSA agent telling someone the limit is 3.4 oz not 3 oz, can't recall if he was talking about toothpaste or lotion.

And I paid $3.22 for water at San Diego, YIKES!!
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Apr 1st, 2008, 01:14 PM
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Thanks so much to everyone for your help. I'm hoping to make my journey through the airports as hassle-free as possible.
Do I understand this correctly?
Liquids/toiletries in one bag
Meds in another
My daughter & I are flying to Munich the first week in June, with a connecting flight in Paris. Will we have to take our "baggies" out to go through immigration?
This will be our first trip to Europe and we have tons of questions.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 01:23 PM
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You don't take your baggies out for immigration. You take them out for security.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 01:25 PM
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Medications and toiletries which are not liquid/gel don't have to be bagged.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 01:59 PM
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Blivey, not exactly. You don't have to show your meds if they are not liquids.

I toss my carry-on on the conveyor belt, shoes, jacket, put the plastic bag with liquids, done.
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Apr 1st, 2008, 02:07 PM
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FainaAgain,

Overheard a TSA agent telling someone the limit is 3.4 oz not 3 oz, can't recall if he was talking about toothpaste or lotion.

so I guess their own bosses in DC are wrong?

3-1-1 for carry-ons = 3 ounce bottle or less (by volume) ; 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. One-quart bag per person limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring. 3 oz. container size is a security measure.

http://www.tsa.dhs.gov/311/index.shtm


it doesn't matter if it is toothpaste or lotion.....
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Apr 1st, 2008, 02:16 PM
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I know, but I heard he said 3.4 oz! Twisting my brain leftovers trying to recall what they were talking about

Maybe the TSA agent came from Europe so he "translated" 100 ml into 3.4 oz?
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Apr 1st, 2008, 02:57 PM
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The rule is 3.4 oz - or actually 100 ml, to make uniform with European rules...they just don't advertise it. But see http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/...ceptance.shtm: "The rule limits the volume of liquids, gels and aerosols to bottles 3 ounces or smaller (or 100 ml), in 1 quart-sized zip top bag, and 1 bag per traveler."

Unfortunately "3.4-1-1" isn't as catchy as "3-1-1" so good luck on consistently finding a TSA agent who knows that.
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Apr 4th, 2008, 05:01 PM
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A TSA agent told me anything measured in fluid ounces needs to be in the sandwich sized ziplock~that my mascara had to be in baggie, but solid lip balm, like Chapstick did not.
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Apr 14th, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Most of the world is metric and the allowable rule is 100ml that equals 3.38 and a tiny bit ounces. TSA is rounding down to three ounces but technically you are allowed 100ml. Whether ounces or milliliters, the container should be marked as such to avoid hassle.
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