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Rules for Liquids in Carry-On Luggage

By November 17, 2012

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With Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season coming up, now's a good time to remind family travelers about the rules for carrying liquids in your carry-on luggage. Most people know that the amount of liquids you can bring is very limited, but you may not realize how many things are "liquid": jams and salsa, for instance, and other foodie treats.

Still, there's good news: exceptions are made for formula, breast milk, baby food, and medications.

Find out more about what you're allowed to bring on the plane.

Comments
November 25, 2007 at 8:36 am
(1) jimdmcd says:

I liked the idea of the woman who walked through with an “empty” water bottle and then re-filled on the other side. I always feel there is a little “retail” involved in selling people things they have just been forced to throw away.
Good article thanks
jim
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December 27, 2007 at 4:32 pm
(2) Passengers Only says:

There are horror stories out there of people buying small liquids (especially foodies) who get to the security line only to have their recently purchased jam or special expensive olive oil get thrown away by a TSA agent.

Another thing to watch out for is luggage weight for carry-ons which is getting people in trouble more and more. For instance AA only allows 40 pounds. If you are one to carry some beefy gear like Tumi your carry-on is already at 14 pounds empty!! Thats almost half your allowance. If you are on a regional airline like hawaiian or aloha you can only bring on 20-24 pounds! So just watch out these days.

Carry On Luggage

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