Does anyone know of definitive rules regarding carry-ing on liquids? Does this just apply in the EU or Continental US as well...?
At the moment these are the definitive rules for travelling in EU + Norway/Switzerland/Iceland (this includes stopovers etc.). There's some more documentation on the OSAC site which is basically a readable version of the stuff the EU put out on their own site.
The TSA, which governs security surrounding US (North American?) travel, also seems to have implemented some similar new rules regarding this which they are pushing as the 3-1-1 rule. (I like it; keep it easy to remember )
In fact, a little deeper digging shows a list of all countries implementing this rule at on the TSA site. It's pretty impressive so many countries have come together so quickly on this kind of legislation.
Bottomline; if you're travelling, stick to less than 100 ml bottles of everything fluid!!!
Remember your cosmetics are classed as liquids too - including your mascara - as l found out to my detrement when coming home from New Zealand! It was a bloody expensive one too! Just a word of caution!
Thanks Sam I Am - the TSA wbsites great. 3-1-1 seems pretty easy to remember!!
What do i bring?
passport/wallet/tickets (or whatever documentation requried)
music (cd player or mp3)
keys (i have to go back home somehow)
sometimes waterbottle or snack (depends)
if that time of month, girly toiletries
though now im gonna start bringing a toothbrush and toothpaste...if it's a long flight. gum only lasts so long. hahah.
Baby wipes are the best things - great for getting rid off icky stickies and can get some stains off your clothes too so you don't look too gross when you arrive.
change of clothes
nasal decongestant to clear out blocked sinuses which hurt 10 times more in the air)
gum and candy
mobile phone with 2 or 3 books downloaded onto it (a real lifesaver when you're stuck waiting waiting waiting )