Seeking advice from frequent or regular fliers!

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    Mar 05, 2013 5:08 PM GMT
    Most of my travel is done by car and I haven't flown since before the 9/11 attacks. I know that things have changed a lot as far as what you can/can't take on a plane these days.

    Most of my questions to those of you who fly a lot related to toiletries. Do you really have to put liquids in see-through containers? You can't take razors/shaving cream? What a hassle! icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 05, 2013 5:15 PM GMT
    Scroll down the main page to PERSONAL ITEMS

    http://www.seatguru.com/articles/tsa_prohibited_items.php

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    Mar 05, 2013 8:15 PM GMT
    BlackJockTN saidMost of my travel is done by car and I haven't flown since before the 9/11 attacks. I know that things have changed a lot as far as what you can/can't take on a plane these days.

    Most of my questions to those of you who fly a lot related to toiletries. Do you really have to put liquids in see-through containers? You can't take razors/shaving cream? What a hassle! icon_sad.gif


    If you don't want to deal with the hassle, just check your bag.
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    Mar 05, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    BlackJockTN saidMost of my questions to those of you who fly a lot related to toiletries. Do you really have to put liquids in see-through containers? You can't take razors/shaving cream? What a hassle! icon_sad.gif

    You cannot in your cabin baggage but you can in your checked baggage. I think you are allowed liquids upto 100ml and not more in your cabin baggage. Also not sure how strict that still are with things like nail cutters ..etc.. Just put it all in your checked baggage.
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    Mar 06, 2013 12:05 AM GMT
    it also depends on the airport and the particular tsa staff member you get stuck with in line.

    I had one lady let me go thru with some cologne and other items not in containers. Then, i left and came back (forgot something) and there was another guy who was an absolute dick. My bag was already checked and this was the first time I'd gotten on a plane since the shoe-bomber incident so didn't know the liquid thing was mandatory. Times before that, you could bring liquids on.

    Some airports just run your bag thru the scanner and do the metal detector. Pussy-ass airports make you take off everything, open your laptop, drop your laptop, rummage thru your bags and get hysterical and tie up passengers over a bottle of water...you never know who you'e going to get.
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    Mar 08, 2013 5:53 PM GMT
    that's why I always have one checked bag for toiletries. the standard stuff of putting laptop out of my backpack, shoes off, belt off, coat off has become so instinctive to me I don't even think about it....and it drives me up a wall when people in front of me don't do this and TSA is literally yelling at them to do it...."oh, you meant *I* have to take my coat off?"....lol the sense of entitlement of some people.

    anyways, do the research that was listed above....it'll make your life easier (and easier for the rest of us too!) icon_smile.gif