Carry on-new rules

Aug 17th, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Carry on-new rules

Does anyone know if one can carry on to the plane some contact lens solutions that are liquid in my carry on bag? Thanks.
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Aug 17th, 2006, 03:16 PM
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I am also confused. The list online says you can bring 4 ounce saline solution..but they call it eye drops?
That is a totally different thing.
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Aug 17th, 2006, 03:20 PM
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You CANNOT carry-on contact lens solutions (liquid) in a carry-on bag (for example in a toiletry bag within purse). You CAN bring it, however you just have to put it inside your suitcase. I will be doing the same in about 1 week when departing for Italy. There is another thread re: the carry-on rules, you might refer to that one too....
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Aug 17th, 2006, 03:23 PM
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Wrong! From the US you can bring 4 oz of non-prescription medication, including contact lens solution and saline nasal that's of this orning but who knos when it might change again.
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Aug 17th, 2006, 03:28 PM
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Per United Airlines yesterday morning (8/16), liquids are fine (contact lens solution included) as long as they are put inside the suitcase and the suitcase is checked on. For domestic flights, the rule is more relaxed. Who's to say, it appears to be changing on a daily basis, dependent on the threat level....
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Aug 17th, 2006, 03:29 PM
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You might want to give the airport that you are flying out of a call. I did that last week and the first person was able to answer some of my questions, the rest she turned over to a TSA agent who was very pleasant & helpful. Go right to the source so you don't have to second guess
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Aug 17th, 2006, 03:52 PM
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Just check TSA..

They specifcally say you can take eye drops and nasal spray , up to 4 oz in your carryon bag!

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Aug 17th, 2006, 05:39 PM
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Jody is correct on all counts. And Huitres, you really do need to be checking UAL's website, and not relying on a telephone res. agent to give you accurate information on carry-ons. The fact of the matter is, you may carry on virtually anything-shoes, clothes, electronic equipment, as long as it comports with the dimensions of the carrier's carry-on bag requirements AND is not prohibited under TSA security rules-shoes can be screened and taken aboard, obviously.

Bear in mind also, that individual TSA screeners will have the authority to make discretionary decisions as to what items are in compliance with TSA's rules-however they are trying very hard for consistency-if in doubt, particularly about a cosmetic item, then you should check it.

And if you look at the websites for some of the foreign carriers, Air France, KLM, Quantas, Japan Air and Cathay Pacific, to name a few, you will see that US law requires that all FOREIGN ORIGINATING FLIGHTS, inbound to the US must ALSO comply with TSA security restrictions-not just those flights that leave from the US.

This is unlike the UK, where the restrictions only apply to flights outbound from the UK.

And the piece de resistance, on BA's website, re carry-on items:

Pushchairs and walking aids will be permitted but must be x-ray screened.

Customers may purchase any item in any store in the departure lounge before departing their final UK airport and take onto the aircraft as normal, unless they are travelling to the USA.

This last bit is a stunningly incomprehensible piece of British aviation security policy. Apparently, even though you are strictly prohibited from going through the UK screening checkpoints with liquids or gels that you presumably brought from home, or any of the other prohibited items, you may then purchase those very SAME prohibited items in duty-free and take them aboard your flight? What, are you kidding me????

I think I'd fire myself before I'd put out such utter nonsense! I suppose no one could POSSIBLY contaminate duty-free items? Or use them to create a bomb? And this, in addition to the scenario a couple of days ago where a 12 year old runaway was able to bypass ALL security checkpoints with no form of ID, not one single item, nothing, on his person, and get on board an aircraft at Gatwick, before an F/A finally noticed him? What ARE those people in England doing in the name of aviation security over there, anyway? It's not as if a terrorist in waiting could not have taken the opportunity to exploit the chaos at London area airports to perpetrate a criminal act-they've been lucky that such has not been the case.

To my knowledge, that scenario involving the boy runaway has not happened at ANY major airport around the world for a number of years now.

Words fail me.

Pushchairs and walking aids will be permitted but must be x-ray screened.

Customers may purchase any item in any store in the departure lounge before departing their final UK airport and take onto the aircraft as normal, unless they are travelling to the USA.

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Aug 17th, 2006, 05:59 PM
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I don't find any problem with allowing items purchased in the airport to be carried on to any plane - - and I hope such common sense provisions are implemented ASAP for air travel to, from and within the US.

Items brought from home could, very understandably, be modified to appear to be something innocuous when they are in fact, dangerous - - or a component of something that could be dangerous when combined with another ingredient.

If you believe that shampoo, vodka, Dasani bottled water, or cologne - - sold in airport shops - - has the potential to explode... then the sale of all those items must be prohibited immediately. Would there be any less terror/world-disruption potential to blowing up an airport concourse?

Airport security MUST go to every length to ensure that airport shops are not being "stocked" with the kinds of (mostly clear liquid) chemicals that could be turned into an explosive - - otherwise all this confiscation of deodorant and shaving cream from innocent travelrs... is an expensive and pathetic joke.

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