Travel Tip: TSA & That Liquids Rule

TSA requires that all air passengers follow their 3-1-1 Liquids Rule.

3-1-1 for carry-ons. Liquids, gels, aerosols, creams and pastes must be 3.4 ounces (100ml) or less per container; must be in 1 quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag; 1 bag per passenger placed in screening bin. The bag limits the total liquid volume each traveler can bring.

Every passenger is supposed to remove that bag from the their carry4013349543_4ba398f978-on and place it in the security bin that goes through the X-ray machine.  Here’s my tip.  Leave your 3-1-1 Liquids bag in your carry-on.

Yes, I know TSA says you are supposed to take it out and put it in the security bin, but I almost always have my 3-1-1 liquids bag in my carry-on and it’s probably been 10 years since my liquids bag was inspected.  TSA is busy looking for other things.  Doing this will make the security line move faster and this is one less thing you have to repack on the other side of security.

DO, BY ALL MEANS, follow the rules for packing that liquids bag as stated above.  If TSA sees on the X-ray that you have larger liquids in your bag, they will confiscate them and that $75 bottle of perfume or cologne is history.

For complete details on TSA’s 3-1-1 Liquids policy, CLICK HERE.

Happy travels!

 

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