Liquids= NO iPOD= ?

Aug 11th, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Liquids= NO iPOD= ?

Will we be able to take our ipods on board?
All the national news channels are saying no liquids but they arent saying no ipods.
I will be flying Northwest to Amsterdam.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 07:08 AM
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Hi JO,

No electronic devices either.

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Aug 11th, 2006, 07:15 AM
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Ira, I thought the electronic ban was from the UK to the US.
If you are right does this include my digital camera?
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Aug 11th, 2006, 07:18 AM
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There's nothing on the NW or the TSA website saying electronics are banned on US-departing flights. Last night AA's website said that the most stringent (UK-style) rules - no hand baggage - would be followed on US-departing flights to the UK; today they've removed that notice. So it's a moving target.

Perhaps we need a Fodors "wiki" to consolidate cabin baggage and travel information rather than having it spread to umpteen threads?
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Aug 11th, 2006, 07:23 AM
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Gardyloo - nicely put - much nicer than I was going to type I am afraid
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Aug 11th, 2006, 07:25 AM
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Hi J,

As gardyloo has noted, it's a moving target.

I suggest calling your airline the day before you leave.

The infor re "no electronics" was from google web news.


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Aug 11th, 2006, 07:27 AM
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Electronics have not been banned, according to the person I talked to at American (unless, of course, you are flying to/from the UK where you can only have a few items in a plastic bag ... electronics are not on the list, so those would be checked in your used-to-be carryons).

If you are not connecting through London, you should be fine.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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Okay, I reread the TSA website,and it says we can take carry-on baggage, but no liquids or creams, if we are departing FROM the U.S. flying TO the U.K. However, the Brits are being more stringent, and it's down to bare basics on the return flight, FROM the U.K. TO the U.S. At least, that's how I read it.

I may not take my iPod (stolen? damaged?), so I may take my cassette player and tapes instead. I think the trip out will be more comfortable than the trip back.

Of course, it could change. Keep reading your airline's website. I leave in a month on United. We've just got to plan around this. Soldier On!
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Aug 11th, 2006, 10:01 AM
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Just talked with my girlfried who had left with her sister from St.Louis for San Diego yesterday morning to visit her niece. They had taken some homemade spaghetti sauce for the niece, which was frozen solid. Didn't want to check it, but weren't sure if it was considered a liquid or not. Turns out frozen spaghetti sauce is a liquid to the TSA - they had to toss the frozen spaghetti sauce! lol
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Aug 11th, 2006, 11:28 AM
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lol... I got pulled out of line once by security. Big burly sorta guy and woman. The camera showed a ziplock baggie with something in it.
Shaking like I leaf, I couldn't imagine what it was they saw. OOOOOhhh yeah... I took down a measure of arborio rice to make my mother my risotto (I was pretty sure Florida didn't carry Arborio [yes, I know, it does...but I was younger and thought of Florida as some sort of out-back])
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Aug 11th, 2006, 11:38 AM
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>Turns out frozen spaghetti sauce is a liquid to the TSA ....<

So is frozen nitroglycerin.

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Aug 11th, 2006, 03:13 PM
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Ira, nitroglycerin and spaghetti sauce don't look anything like each other. They smell very different too.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 04:42 PM
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I just got home from work and was able to read the responses. I went to the NWA webite and they didnt mention any ban on electronics.

I am so glad as I cant imagine a 9.45 hour flight without my iPOD.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 04:53 PM
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I still think it's going to be day by day and airport by airport. I;m due to fly from Boston back to the UK in two weeks. Given the history of Boston's Logan airport and it's small size AND that we're going to the UK I'm sure that I'll have no carry ons.
Don;t depend on a website (this or TSA or airline) or the nice person you talk to from the airline! Not much help, but less is more these days.
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Aug 11th, 2006, 05:01 PM
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LOL Ira.

You have a fan here in The Mile High City.

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