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1. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 9y

http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2006/10/portrait_of_a_y.html

I love his tactics! The man is brilliant!

2. Posted by jjay (Budding Member 217 posts) 9y

I agree the man is brilliant , but it's scary when you think about how inadequate security is.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

"You can take 5 bottles that are 3 ounces each, so why not one 15 ounce bottle?" Soghoian asks.

I'm off today to buy 90ml containers of shaving cream and toothpaste, which I will get HOSED on price wise because they are so small. I'm not happy about that. Hopefully these stupid rules against liquids ends soon.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 9y

Quoting GregW

I'm off today to buy 90ml containers of shaving cream and toothpaste, which I will get HOSED on price wise because they are so small. I'm not happy about that. Hopefully these stupid rules against liquids ends soon.

Greg,
I could not agree more. We have the illusion of safety, not true safety while flying. The Israelis' worry more about who is getting on their planes, not obsessing about fingernail clippers and bottles of liquids.

Greg, I keep the travel size shampoo, toothpaste, lotion, mouthwash, etc. that the hotels give its customers and take those on my trips to Asia. Once there, I buy the regular size items. When I am ready to come home, I give them away. I use the travel size items the last day and keep them for my next trip. Avoids buying travel sized items.

5. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting GregW

[i]I'm off today to buy 90ml containers of shaving cream and toothpaste, which I will get HOSED on price wise because they are so small. I'm not happy about that. Hopefully these stupid rules against liquids ends soon.

I avoid flying when I can, so pardon the naivety of my question: Why can't you put these things in your checked luggage in which case you can pack whatever size you choose? Or am I missing something?

-Kevin
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Kevin Pfeiffer

6. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

I think Kevin the reason most dont put these things (or DIDNT!) put these into checked luggage was during long haul travel - to fresh up especially when in transit. I know l like to have my facial washes, moisturisors, toothpaste etc etc to hand and l had intended taking shower gels and shampoos etc in hand luggage for when we stop over in Singapore enroute to Melbourne l can freshen myself feel clean after a 12 hour flight!

Oh short haul hops l stick everything into checked luggage!

Are these new rules only in the USA or applying to UK also? I know l can buy everything l need airside but its costs SO much more!!!

7. Posted by jjay (Budding Member 217 posts) 9y

Quoting Purdy

I think Kevin the reason most dont put these things (or DIDNT!) put these into checked luggage was during long haul travel - to fresh up especially when in transit. I know l like to have my facial washes, moisturisors, toothpaste etc etc to hand and l had intended taking shower gels and shampoos etc in hand luggage for when we stop over in Singapore enroute to Melbourne l can freshen myself feel clean after a 12 hour flight!

Oh short haul hops l stick everything into checked luggage!

Are these new rules only in the USA or applying to UK also? I know l can buy everything l need airside but its costs SO much more!!!

Purdy,
The set Government regulations for flight travel anywhere are as follows :

No liquids of any type are permitted through the airport security search point, other than the following items:

Essential medicines in liquid form sufficient and essential for the flight (e.g. diabetic kit), as long as it is verified as authentic. Medicines in solid form continue to be permitted.
Baby milk and liquid baby food (the contents of each bottle or jar must be tasted by the accompanying passenger).
To help their progress through search points, passengers are advised not to include items capable of containing liquids (e.g. bottles, flasks, tubes, cans, plastic containers etc.) in their cabin baggage.

NOTE: The definition of liquids includes gels, pastes, lotions, liquid/solid mixtures and the contents of pressurised containers, e.g. toothpaste, hair gel, drinks, soups, syrups, perfume, deodorant, shaving foam, aerosols, etc.

8. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y

Quoting pfeiffer

Why can't you put these things in your checked luggage in which case you can pack whatever size you choose?

I don't like to check a bag, because it increases the amount of time that is required for me to be at the airport (both in checking in and once I land), and it increases the chance that my bag goes missing. Last year, I took around 50 flights. I checked bags on about 10 of those flights, and had my bags lost on 2 occassionals. That's a 20% rate of losing my bag, not great.

9. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

I agree the man is brilliant

No he's not. He's an idiot. A bl**dy fool. A frickin moron. No other words describe him. Actually, lits of otehr words describe him, but none are complementary.

Having said that, would anybody else be surprised to hear he's an old friend of mine?

10. Posted by pfeiffer (Full Member 211 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

No he's not. He's an idiot. A bl**dy fool. A frickin moron. No other words describe him. Actually, lits of otehr words describe him, but none are complementary.

Having said that, would anybody else be surprised to hear he's an old friend of mine?

Sounds more like he is a former friend.

-K
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Kevin Pfeiffer