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11. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 10y

;) My dear sweet Gelli, that is why we love you so much!
I am not surprised at all :)
Having worked for our wonderful government, and the oh so on top of it Homeland Security...I know exactly of what he speaks. And he is right on the money! I reported 9 airports for fraud and waste...and tried showing them the flaws in security....I could go on for hours about it, how to get things through (easy enough) and how they should fix should stop now... Since the only thing it does is make my blood boil, and doesn't solve a thing!

12. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 10y

Since the only thing it does is make my blood boil, and doesn't solve a thing!

Deep breaths. Count to 10. realx. Chocolate. And if you don't fly anyway, you don't have to worry about it all so much

13. Posted by jjay (Budding Member 217 posts) 10y

mmmmmmm I thought he soundes like a former friend to

14. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 10y

Quoting Purdy

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!!!

They are even stricter in the UK!!
Read this FAQ list I found on

15. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 10y

The satrical paper, the Onion, provides the following new guidelines at USA security posts:

New TSA guidelines

16. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

New UK regulations - small items of liquids 100mls are now allowed but thye gotta be is a zip lock bag -you can get the bags in Tescos (20cm by 20cm) (1 litre bag) which must be zipped - no regular sized items. Still no bottled water can be taken through.

Cosmetics should be ok though l would still put them inside the bag.

- just watched a news report!

17. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

new rules on liquids - effective 02:00 06 November 2006

From 06 November a small amount of liquids will be allowed through security screening if:

* the liquid is in a container with a capacity no greater than 100ml (or equivalent)
* the containers are all contained within one closed transparent re-sealable plastic bag (such as a re-sealable freezer bag or zip top bag) which itself must not exceed 1 litre in capacity or 20cm x 20cm
* the contents of the plastic bag fit comfortably within it, and the bag is completely closed
* the plastic bag is taken out of your cabin bag and placed in a tray for x-ray screening
In this case 'liquids' include 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.

This requirement will be introduced at the same time across all airports in the EU and is aligned with those already in place in the US and Canada.

cabin baggage allowance restrictions - remain in place

The following cabin baggage allowance remains in place and is applicable to all passengers:

* starting their journey at a UK airport
* all passengers transferring from international flights at a UK airport

We advise passengers travelling to the UK to also adhere to UK cabin baggage allowance restrictions when travelling within Europe or to check with individual airport operators.

* each passenger is permitted to carry ONE item of cabin baggage through the airport security
* the dimension of the bag must not exceed a maximum length of 56cm, width of 45cm and depth of 25cm (including wheels, handles, side pockets, etc)
* all items carried by passengers must be x-ray screened
* a handbag or bag can be contained within the one cabin bag, but must not exceed the maximum dimensions
* coats and jackets must be removed and x-ray screened
* large electrical items must be removed from your bag and x-ray screened

For a reminder of what's permitted in your cabin baggage and further information, please visit

Allowing plenty of time to clear security and your advance preparation of your cabin baggage before arriving at the airport, will help us make your journey through the airport as swift as possible.


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

I finally have to get on an airplane this week (but at least it is taking me to a warm and sunny place) and I would like to know whether yoghurt is considered a "liquid or gel" and subject to the new carry-on restrictions.

Does anyone have any experience with such food stuffs? And are cans of soda pop or bottles of mineral water (still sealed) out of the question?

Thanks in advance,

Kevin Pfeiffer

19. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Here is what our TSA is allowing on board:
Permitted Items

Yogurt is allowed if it is in a 3 ounce container or smaller. The same goes for bottle water/sodas. (They classify yogurt with "gel like food substances".) Scroll to the bottom of the page.

What airline are you using, Kevin? You should be able to check their website for what will be acceptable and what is not. (Famous last words...)

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

Quoting Isadora

Here is what our TSA is allowing on board:
Permitted Items
What airline are you using, Kevin? You should be able to check their website for what will be acceptable and what is not. (Famous last words...)

I guess that rules out my yoghurt (the smallest package is 150 grams, almost twice the limit). Since solids seem to be okay, we'll switch to apples and cookies. (I no longer like to fly without a snack, as one never knows what will be offered, or not, and how long one will wait somewhere.)

And I have no idea what a "quart-sized plastic bag" is (who writes this stuff?); last I knew, a plastic bag has two dimensions, neither of which constitutes a volume (metric or otherwise).

Continental is our airline; they may have had some information, but it was not too specific, I think.

Thanks for the information,

Kevin Pfeiffer