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Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:50 am

Tomorrow I am flying to the US. Can I take my toothpaste, contactlense fluid and deodorant and so on on board as carry-on ?
 
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:01 am

Yes you can, provided that the containers are 3 oz or less. (get someone to translate that to metric for you)
 
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:11 am

1 fluid once (OZ) is approximately 30 ml, so you can take 90ml of the above mentioned liquids with you
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:14 am

Also, I'll believe you'll need to have those 3 oz. bottles in a one-quart plastic bag -- approx. 8"x8".

Also, I don't think I could have packed more imperial measurements into that sentence if I had tried. Sorry about that -- I'm certified illiterate when it comes to the metric system.
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:16 am

The rules at AMS are: containers up to 100ml, all must fit in a plastic bag of 1 liter, provided by security. Double check with your airline to be sure.
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:24 am

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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:46 am

For the metric illiterate out there.

A 1 liter ziplock means a sandwich sized bag.

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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:50 am

Well, so far. Thanks. You have been very helpfull. I had a lot of packing to do (inc.my triathlonbike). I am racing Ironman Florida on the fourth.
I was planning to search for it on the web, Instead I thought you all could give me the information. Everything is settled now. Looking forward flying "the friendly skies". Cheers.  Smile
 
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:55 am

Some countries still have old data and dont recognize the 3oz and plastic bag option. they dispose all your liquids.
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:08 am

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 8):
Some countries still have old data and dont recognize the 3oz and plastic bag option. they dispose all your liquids.

I doubt that'll be the case in Amsterdam - and I know from personal experience about 12 hours ago that the new regulations are being used in Frankfurt as well (though I still don't get what the ziploc-bag is supposed to add in terms of security).
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:31 am

It happened to me two weeks ago in Malaysia on the MH LAX-KUL sector (TPE was already updated, but KLIA was not)
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting Leskova (Reply 9):
(though I still don't get what the ziploc-bag is supposed to add in terms of security).

The ziplock bag is see through so that the inspector can visualize that the liquids do not appeat suspicious (such as looking like home bottled nerve agent or something I suppose) and the zip lock seal is to keep the bottles from leaking onto the x-ray maching conveyor belt or otherwise making a mess.
 
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:02 am

I don't think anybody's being very militant about that quart-sized plastic bag requirement - at least in terms of the size. I think it's just supposed to be a common sense size of bag. When I flew to and from Japan, they didn't seem to care much about liquids at all - though they did take a quick glance at what I had. They sort of just quickly eyeballed it, on both sides of the Pacific. And I took my contact lens cleaning solution through in my pocket and nobody caught it in either direction. These regs are basically a joke.

One weird thing - it is possible they took my camera lens cleaning solution. I noticed this was gone out of my camera bag when we got to Japan, but nobody told me anything about it in the US. And it was less than 3oz, so the only reason they could have taken it is because it wasn't in the plastic bag. But I'm not sure I didn't just lose it, because nobody even said to me "we're taking this".
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RE: Fluids In Carry On Luggage To The US Questions

Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:29 am

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 11):
The ziplock bag is see through so that the inspector can visualize that the liquids do not appeat suspicious (such as looking like home bottled nerve agent or something I suppose)

... but that's precisely where I don't see the sense in the bag: either you can see through the bottle (and recognize whether it seems 'home bottled'), or you can not - with or without the bag.

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 11):
and the zip lock seal is to keep the bottles from leaking onto the x-ray maching conveyor belt or otherwise making a mess.

That's the one and only reason I've heard so far that makes any sense...
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